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AmeriPride Acquires Valley Industrial in Decatur, Alabama


AmeriPride Services Inc., a leading supplier of linen and uniform rental services in North America, announced the acquisition of Valley Industrial in Decatur, Alabama. AmeriPride began servicing the new customers out of its Tuscumbia branch in mid-September under the leadership of Benjy Crenshaw, General Manager.

“We have been serving the local market in the Tuscumbia area for more than 50 years and this strategic acquisition gives us a chance to grow our business in a key market while introducing new products and services to our new customers,” said John Sutherland, SVP of U.S. Operations. “Our Tuscumbia branch has the capacity and resources to take on the additional volume, and I’m confident the operational and service leadership we have in place will facilitate a smooth transition.”

AmeriPride is incorporating customers into existing service routes and the company says they are looking forward to building strong business relationships with their new customers.

“Innovation, commitment to the customer and personalized service has sustained our family-owned business for 125 years,” said Sutherland. “We have a strong set of values that we live by and our customers appreciate that. This is demonstrated by our industry leading customer retention rate.”

AmeriPride helps businesses improve their image while keeping facilities clean and employees safe. Services include laundered linens and uniforms, facility care products and direct sale programs.

About AmeriPride

Headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn., AmeriPride Services is recognized as one of the largest uniform rental and linen supply companies in North America. Operating more than 115 production facilities and service centers throughout the United States and Canada, AmeriPride provides linen and towels, uniforms, floor mats, restroom and cleaning products to nearly 150,000 customers every week. Founded in 1889 by George and Frank Steiner, the privately held company is still owned and managed by the Steiner family. Additional company information can be found online at


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