Linen Service Supplying Seattle, WA and OR Earns Green Award

“Eastside Green Business Challenge” Acknowledges Service Linen Supply for Business Services – Green DNA Award

Renton, WA – February 8, 2013  Service Linen Supply wins the 2012 Eastside Green Business Challenge for Business Services–Green DNA Award. Participants in the Challenge completed a sustainability performance scorecard demonstrating the level of environmental and community improvement measures being practiced by their organization throughout 2012.

“We’re proud to be one of the companies making a difference in this area,” say Service Linen Supply owners and longtimeRentonbusiness leaders Bob Raphael and David Jassny. “Green business practices have always been a core concept at Service Linen Supply, and this certification recognizes our proud commitment to protecting our environment and better serving our community.”

Eastside Green Business Challenge WinnerLinen Service Seattle Award

Award Ceremony Photo (left), pictured from left to right:  Bellevue Councilman John Stokes and Service Linen Supply’s Co-President David Jassny. Award Ceremony Photo (right), pictured from left to right:  City of Bellevue’s Program Administrator, Paul Anderson and Service Linen Supply’s Co-President, David Jassny.  Photo Credit:  LeAnh Mai.

The program had set ambitious targets for cost savings ($2 million) and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (10,000 metric tons) among participating businesses.  When the final results were tallied, businesses reported $1.9 million in savings and a reduction of over 13,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from energy savings alone – that’s 2,895 cars taken off the road for one year! In addition, businesses reported saving over 1,000 tons of solid waste and 53 million gallons of water – equivalent to 80 Olympic size swimming pools.

This is one of several awards Service Linen has recently won for its leadership in sustainability and conservation practices that protect our Puget Soundgreen. Service Linen was selected as one of the top 50 greenest companies by Seattle Business Magazine and received statewide recognition winning the 2012 Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB). Additionally, Service Linen Supply received one of the first TRSA Clean Green Certifications, which recognizes linen rental companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. Service Linen Supply is also a founding member of the Laundry ESP (Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program), which utilizes community partnerships to help reduce its commercial laundry’s water, energy, and washroom detergent usage.

About Service Linen Supply

Service Linen Supply is a family-owned local business that has been serving the Pacific Northwest’s linen and uniform rental needs for over 65 years. Renton Laundry was founded on the current site in the early 1900’s. The business was sold to the Jassny and Raphael families in 1946. Service Linen employs more than 130 team members who serve more than 3000 customers in Washington and Oregon. With a focus on clean, green initiatives, the Service Linen team has traveled the world to discover the latest laundering technologies for efficiency and productivity.

For more information on Service Linen Supply, please visit: www.servicelinen.com

For more information about Service Linen’s environmental practices, go to: http://www.servicelinen.com/cooperate-news.php

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The Swan Laundry | Swan Linen Supply Service

If you live in Seattle, Portland or most other places across the Pacific Northwest, chances are you have seen a linen and laundry truck with a Swan on it.  This is the official brand of Service Linen Supply.  The logo is a relatively recent addition (roughly 20 years) to our company’s 60+ year history.  During this short time though, our shiny Swan has stuck, with many businesses in the community even referring to us as “The Swan Laundry”.  Our official name “Service Linen Supply”, has been a leading independent linen supply and rental service since we were known as The Renton Laundry back in 1946.

The Swan Linen and Laundry Service

"The Swan Laundry"

Whether you ask for Service Linen or Swan Laundry, we’ll answer for all of your company’s linen, towel and uniform needs.  So call us (whichever name you prefer) today!  Visit our service area page for the branch closest to you.

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Restaurant Laundry Delivery Services – How Important they?

The Importance of On Time Restaurant Laundry Deliveries  - When you run a restaurant where your dining room requires clean linen or employees who need clean  and pressed uniforms on a daily basis, the importance of laundry is quite clear.  This is the case for many businesses out there, especially in the hospitality field. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a reliable laundry pick up and delivery service that your company can rely on to get you the clean products you need, on time and within your budget.

How Do Restaurant Laundry Services Work? - The specifics may vary depending on your needs, but essentially laundry deliveries are made once or twice per week on a schedule.  For a high volume restaurants, deliveries can be made as frequently as daily.  The company then transports them to their central laundering location, where the products are sorted, washed / treated for stains, dried, pressed or folded, and prepared to be sent back to the customer again.  The importance of a great laundry service can’t be understated when dealing with serious restaurant stains.  Of course, handling these linens requires the assistance, care, and expertise of a trained professional as these soiled linens can be very toxic if not properly handled.  For this reason, employees who work at a Service Linen Supply employees are highly trained in handling these soiled linens and can do so without putting themselves or anyone else in danger.  This fact alone is enough to make hiring a restaurant laundry service an extremely important decision.

Service Linen Supply is the quality choice for restaurant laundry delivery services in the Pacific Northwest.  For small businesses with limited resources or a large company with large supplier demands, Service Linen delivers.  When you choose Service Linen, you and your employees will enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that your laundry supplier will deliver.   We provide a full service linen and uniform analysis for all restaurants, and offer no obligation restaurant laundry price quotes.  We look forward to helping your business maintain the image you desire.  Call us today!

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Service Linen Supply Wins Coveted AWB Environmental Excellence Award

Renton Business Honored As State Leader in Environmental Excellence
Renton, WA – June 12th, 2012

Service Linen Supply has received statewide recognition for its environmental leadership by winning the Association of Washington Businesses 2012 Environmental Excellence Award at a ceremony at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA on June 12th.  The linen supply and uniform rental service company was honored for Environmental Excellence in Resource Conservation.

“This is a huge honor for Service Linen Supply and we’re thrilled to have received this statewide recognition from the AWB,” say Service Linen Supply owners and longtime Renton business leaders Robert Raphael and David Jassny. “Environmental stewardship is a top priority for us and we’re grateful to receive this recognition for our team’s efforts.”

The AWB’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program is a showcase for companies who successfully implemented programs that demonstrate initiative in the area of environmental protection.  In its 20th year, the program focuses on actions that create a better environment, products that help environmental quality, and actions to prevent or reduce environmental problems as well as conserve resources. A critical part of Service Linen’s environmental stewardship is its revolutionary new Milnor CBW® washer with Pulse Flow which is designed to reduce its water use by up to 20 million gallons a year.

In May, Service Linen Supply received one of the first TRSA Clean Green Certifications which recognizes linen rental companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment.  Service Linen Supply is also a founding member of the Laundry ESP (Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program) which utilizes community partnerships to help reduce its commercial laundry’s water, energy, and washroom detergent usage. It is also proud to be a founding participant of the new Eastside Green Business Challenge, which is a friendly competition among businesses and non-profit organizations to see who can save the most money and natural resources in one year.

“An award like this is an honor not only for Service Linen, but for the entire Renton community, “says Renton Mayor Denis Law. “We’re proud to see a longtime Renton business set such a fine example to encourage companies all around our region to improve their environmental practices and better serve their communities.”

About the Association of Washington Business

 Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 7,800 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. For more about AWB, visit http://www.awb.org/.

About Service Linen Supply

Service Linen Supply is a family-owned local business that has been serving the Pacific Northwest’s linen service and uniform rental needs for over 65 years. Renton Laundry was founded on the current site in the early 1900’s. The business was purchased by the current ownership in 1946.  Service Linen employs more than 130 team members who serve more than 3000 restaurants, medical facilities and other businesses in Washington and Oregon.  With a focus on clean, green initiatives, the Service Linen team has traveled the world to discover the latest laundering technologies for efficiency and productivity.

Attachment: Luncheon Award Photo; pictured from left to right from Service Linen, Jerry Fry, Vice President of Operations; Bob Raphael, Co-President; David Jassny, Co-President; LeAnh Mai, Human Resources Manager; and from Pellerin Milnor, Michael Dineen, Vice President.

For more information on AWB, please visit: www.awb.org/pressreleases/2012.asp

For more information on our linen and medical rental services, please visit: http://www.servicelinen.com/ and http://www.medicleanse.com/

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Commercial Laundry services for Seattle, WA to Portland, OR

For 60 years Service Linen has been the market leader in commercial laundry services.  With a focus on clean, green initiatives, the Service Linen team has travelled the world to discover the latest laundering technologies for efficiency and productivity.  In addition to the in house initiatives, Service Linen is a member of Laundry ESP (http://www.laundryesp.org/), the textile rentals services environmental stewardship program.  “Environmental responsibility is important to our company and our community”, says co-owner Bob Raphael.

Commercial laundry consists of 3 main parts:  water temperature, mechanical action, and chemicals.  The first part, hot water, requires sophisticated equipment to heat the water from 150 to 180 degrees.  This is achieved by first storing the wash water in a hot water tank.  Then, as the washer begins the wash process, hot steam is injected into the linen (a process known as “steaming up” the water).   The hot water system and steam are critical to producing clean, crisp table linen that restaurants desire.  The second component of successful commercial laundering is mechanical action.  This is the movement of the commercial laundering equipment.  Mechanical action is a critical component to any successful laundry.  The washers are programmed with precise movements to use the piping hot water and industrial grade chemicals.  These chemicals are the final piece to the success of a commercial laundry.  At Service Linen, we have tried several chemical suppliers until we were able to get a company to meet both our quality standards and environmental requirements.  Every load of laundry requires a discharge of the water and chemicals, so it is critical to make sure no toxic chemical combinations are discharged into the environment.

To learn more about our wash process or our products, please contact us today.

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