The Industry

The Textile Rental Industry is an $11 billion market in the US that employs over 150,000 people and runs approximately 20,000 'routes' every day.  Industry specific software is a requirement for all but the smallest operations.

The textile rental industry launders numerous products, ranging from napkins to uniforms to floor mats. Industry companies provide a scheduled service, picking up dirty product and delivering clean merchandise to millions of customers across the US.   Major customers include: automobile service and repair facilities; food processing companies; pharmaceutical manufacturers; hotels and restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' and dentists' offices and clinics; retail stores and supermarkets; and a variety of other manufacturing and service companies.

Many family companies in the industry have been in operation for over a hundred years, making the textile rental industry an early example of 'outsourcing'. There are at least five distinct market segments:

•    Industrial
•    Linen Supply
•    Healthcare
•    Dust Control (Mats and Mops)
•    Clean Room

For more information about the textile rental industry, please refer to the Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) at www.trsa.org