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Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply in the US: Market Research Report

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Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Market Research Report | NAICS 81233 | Jan 2015

Locked and loaded: As more Americans returned to work, higher demand for uniforms boosted industry sales

IBISWorld’s Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
114,237
Businesses
3,038
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rebounding employment, particularly in the hospitality and food-service sectors, will be a boon to the industry. A greater number of employees means a greater need for uniform rental and laundering services. Furthermore, an anticipated rise in the number of insured people under healthcare reform will increase patient traffic in hospitals, pushing them to outsource more of their laundering services. At the same time, rising environmental regulations will likely cause operating costs to rise... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry currently has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, operators will spend $0.13 on capital. Capital expenditures are primarily made for laundry equipment, computer systems, buildings, distribution trucks, shelving and equipment. Typical laundry equipment includes industrial washers and dryers, garment separators and sorters, flatwork irons and mechanical folding equipment.

Capital intensity has increased modestly since 2010, with lower industry employment and wages' share of revenue offset by relatively lower expenditures on capital. Industry operators significantly downsized their operations during the economic downturn when industry revenue was hit hard... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry?

Companies in this industry supply laundered items, such as uniforms, gowns, coats, table linens, bed linens, towels, cleanroom apparel and treated mops to other various industries. These items are provided on a rental or contract basis. Typical clients include industrial, healthcare, food-service and hospitality establishments.

Industry Products
Work uniform rental and cleaningFlat linens rental and cleaningLinen garments rental and cleaningIndustrial wiping cloths rental and cleaningIndustrial mats rental and cleaning
 
Industry Activities
Providing industrial launderingSupplying bed linensProviding uniform rentals and launderingSupplying table linensProviding towel rentals and launderingSupplying dust control textile items (i.e. cloths, mats, mops, rugs and shop towels)Supplying flame resistant clothingSupplying protective apparel


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