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Co-Founder Dick Dempsey Died on Monday, April 11th, 2011

Richard J. "Dick" Dempsey, co-founder of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 75. Dempsey, a natural and gifted salesman, co-founded Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc. with his brother Patrick in Dunmore, PA in 1959. They began with five employees and one route of business. Since that time, the company has become a multi-state operation servicing seven states with over three hundred employees. Dempsey Uniform & Linen rents uniforms, linens and floor mats to a wide variety of business with a weekly service that includes pick-up, cleaning and delivers.

Obituary for Richard J. Dempsey (link)
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Dempsey History Book Wins Writing Award

Soap in the Veins: 50 Years at Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, written by CorporateHistory.Net, earned a 2011 Apex Grand Award for Special Publications. Tough judging is a hallmark of this program, which set the highest standards in the corporate communications field. Dempsey commissioned the book to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009.

APEX 2011 Grand Award Winners          • CorporateHistory.net
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Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll - 2011

In February 2011, PPL Electric Utilities entered Dempsey into its E-power® Energy-Smart Business Honor Roll. With this award, PPL recognized Dempsey's recent energy-saving efforts in its production facilities. "This organization has demonstrated the kind of awareness and commitment that will lead our communities to better energy and environmental practices today and into the future," writes David DeCampli, President, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation.

E-power Business Honor Roll (link)
PPL Welcomes Dempsey to Energy-Smart Honor Roll (pdf)
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U.S. EPA Sustainability Partnership - 2011

In December 2010, Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc. joined the US EPA Sustainability Partnership Program. The Sustainability Partnership (SP) is an EPA Region 3 initiative to facilitate environmental sustainability at major organizations in the med-Atlantic region through a collaborative effort. By sharing expertise within programs such as WaterSense, Energy Star and WasteWise, etc., EPA has proven that working with industry, institutions and governments can produce significant results in the reduction of waste generation, natural resource usage and energy consumption. Our collaborative efforts can reduce environmental footprints and often result in cost savings to the organization as well!

EPA Thanks Dempsey for Sustainability Partnership (pdf)
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Best Places to Work in PA - 2010

Second Year In A Row! Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply was named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania. Dempsey was one of 50 companies to earn the honor in the large category, which recognizes businesses with 251 or more employees. The program is made possible by a joint public/private effort of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Central Penn Business Journal and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Dempsey Recognized for Diversity Efforts (pdf)
GO Lackawanna - Dempsey Among Best (pdf)
Times Tribune - Handful Of NEPA Companies (pdf)
TRSA Weekly - Best Places 2010 (pdf)
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