LOS ANGELES, CA — Emerald Textiles™ (“Emerald”), a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private investment firm Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (“Pacific Avenue”), has been named winner of the 2023 Best Plants of the Year Award by TRSA, the Textile Rental Service Association. It will be presented during the association’s Legislative Conference on March 22nd in Washington, D.C.
Emerald’s world-class Livingston facility, which encompasses 85,000 square feet and handles 140,000 pounds of laundry daily for distribution through more than 60 delivery routes. The plant, in turn, exemplifies business practices, efficiencies, and values shared across Emerald’s 12 processing facilities and three service depots serving thousands of acute healthcare customers in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
“We are extremely proud of the recognition that comes with this award,” said Andrew (Andy) Kratky, CEO of Emerald Textiles. “Our team in Livingston and across the Emerald footprint is committed to providing our customers with consistent, high-quality, and on-time service. To do this, we must invest in our business, including people and facilities.”
The TRSA Best Plants of the Year Award honors linen, uniform and facility services laundry operators for taking advantage of local resources to meet global challenges and deploy industry wide best practices. The winning plant is chosen based on statistical results and evidence presented that demonstrate breakthroughs across 11 criteria in areas of operating performance, and customer satisfaction.
The team at Livingston earned the highest overall score across these criteria while earning a 98 percent customer retention rate — and while processing textiles at production rates topping 120 pounds per operator hour (PPOH).
The plant remains committed to the award criteria as well as environmental sustainability. To date, the company has invested more than $50 million in the state-of-the-art facility on operational improvements that include advanced processing controls, robotics, automated folding, and state-of-the-art logistics technologies.
For 2023, the commitment to operations as well as environmental sustainability continue with another $4.7M slated for additional garment sorting, water reclamation, and solar energy projects.
About Emerald Textiles™
Emerald Textiles is the largest commercial acute healthcare linen and laundry service provider, with service across the Western United States. Today, Emerald Textiles is the owner and operator of 12 facilities and three service depots with the unique ability to service over 500 million pounds of linen across a well invested footprint in CA, NV, AZ, and UT. For more information, please visit www.emeraldus.com.
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