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Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Does Laundry Certification Matter? Yes, since 1935.

Where does my laundry go? How clean is the laundry facility? Will my uniforms and linens be hygienically cleaned?

Customers have asked the Dempsey family these questions for over seventy-five (75) years. The easiest way to allay these concerns for our customers is with 3rd party laundry certification. Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply is one of the earliest adopters of Laundry Certification programs. We were the first plant in the United States certified as Clean Green and we've since earned our Hygienically Clean certification.

But as the current operators, PJ and Kristin Dempsey, learned, certification has been a focus of the family for many years. Their father, Patrick J. Dempsey, uncovered newspaper advertisements from 1935 where his father's laundry companies, Mother's Laundry and Model Coat & Apron Supply, received laundry sanitation certification in... 1935!

In the news page from 1935, you can see an ad with the keystone symbol for "Certified Washing Methods and Sanitation" as awarded by the Scientific Research Commission. Like our forefathers (literally) Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply now displays it's "Hygienically Clean Certification" as awarded by the Textile Rental Services Association.


To learn more about the criteria for certifications, choose from below:
Hygienically Clean Food Service (link)
Hygienically Clean Healthcare (link)
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