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AmeriPride Acquires SoCal Uniform's Textile Rental Business In San Gabriel, California

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — November 7, 2013 — AmeriPride Services Inc., a leading supplier of linen and uniform rental services in North America, today announced the acquisition of SoCal Uniform's textile rental business in San Gabriel, Calif. AmeriPride began servicing their new customer accounts out of its Los Angeles branch on October 28th, under the leadership of Annette Casemero, General Manager.

"SoCal Uniform has been serving the Southern California market since 1949, and this acquisition provides a great opportunity to expand our market share in the area while introducing new products and services to the customers," said John Sutherland, SVP of Operations. "We feel this is a great fit for our business and our new customers and we are also excited to be adding some new employees from SoCal to our team."

The companies are executing a seamless transition of the textile rental business to AmeriPride. Some areas of SoCal's business were not affected by this transaction and it does not include plant equipment and other assets.Like SoCal, AmeriPride is one of the few privately owned and operated companies serving this market. AmeriPride is a strong family-owned business that has been operating in this market for over 100 years.

"I am very confident in our ability to successfully service our new customers," said Casemero. "Our L.A. production facility has the capacity and resources to take on the additional volume, and we are eager to incorporate the new customers and employees into our business."

Posted November 11, 2013

Source: AmeriPride Services