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Co-Founder Patrick J. Dempsey Celebrates 80 Years

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Pat Dempsey celebrated his 80th birthday in December 2013. To celebrate this milestone, his son President PJ Dempsey and daughter, Vice President Kristin Dempsey, presented him with a refurbished model of a 1960 International Metro Mite. That was the model that Pat and his brother, co-founder Dick Dempsey, chose for their "founding fleet" of just three trucks in 1960.

The truck was presented to Pat in the Jessup plant in the presence of the production team. Hundreds of employees across the company signed giant cards from each location that were presented to him on his birthday with the truck.
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Dempsey Receives Distinguished Citizen Award

Patrick J. Dempsey, Sr. was recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the NEPA Boy Scouts of America at the Genetti Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 14th, 2013. Established by the Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to youth that character counts.Dempsey shared the honor with John C. Metz, Chairman and CEO, Metz Culinary Management.  Mr. Metz’ company has been a customer of Dempsey Uniform & Linen for over 20 years.  Former starting quarterback for Penn State University, Matt McGloin, delivered a key note speech.

• Patrick Dempsey Receives Distinguished Citizen Award (pdf)
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News Recognizes Dempsey for Being "Green"

WNEP News, which is the leader in news coverage for Northeastern Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania and the Poconos, featured Dempsey in a segment titled, the "Power to Save." This environmental initiative shows viewers how businesses and consumers can save money and the environment. WNEP chose to feature Dempsey in this segment after Dempsey received the first Clean Green Certification in the United States. The report showed video highlights of some of Dempsey's initiatives, which have made it an environmental leader in its industry.

WNEP TV (link to video)
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Red Kap Awards Dempsey "Premier Distributor"

Red Kap, the leading manufacturer of quality work wear for the uniform rental industry, awarded Dempsey the designation of "Premier Distributor." The designation recognizes Dempsey's significant purchase volume from Red Kap. "Thank you for your loyalty to Red Kap," said Stuart Jackson, Regional Sales Director, as he presented Dempsey with a plaque in March 2012 in Las Vegas. Dempsey is a single-source supplier of Red Kap garments for the uniform rental programs that it provides to industrial, automotive and manufacturing industries.

www.redkap.com
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Dempsey is 1st to Achieve Clean Green Certification

The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) has announced that Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply is the first company in the United States to achieve certification in the TRSA Clean Green Certification Program.

Clean Green Certification recognizes companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The program acknowledges textile service company's continuing commitment to improving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources. A business that receives uniform rentals, linen services, floor mats and other reusable textiles laundered by a Clean Green facility can point to the certification as evidence that these were washed, dried and finished with techniques selected to maximize sustainability.

TRSA Clean Green Certification (link)
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