BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Up To Date Laundry, Inc., Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and regional business leaders celebrate the Grand Opening of their new healthcare laundry processing facility in East Baltimore at Hollander Business Park. Up To Date Laundry launched its business in Baltimore in 1946 servicing ships arriving at the Baltimore Harbor from New York and Virginia, as well as retail clientele of the local community. “Today is an exciting day for myself, Up To Date Laundry and the City of Baltimore. I am proud to have been able to expand our footprint in this city that I love and was very near and dear to my father’s heart,” said Nancy Stair-Carter, CEO of Up To Date Laundry. Up To Date Laundry will add an additional 72 million pounds of processing capacity and 400 new jobs once all phases of the buildout is complete, over the next 5 years.
“We chose this location to continue our commitment to the City of Baltimore by providing jobs to areas that can benefit from additional employment opportunities and by building our facilities focusing on sustainability of the environment. We’re confident that we’ll be serving the healthcare community in the Mid-Atlantic region for another 70 years,” said Mark Carter, President of Up To Date Laundry.
Up To Date laundry is working closely with the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in support of the goals associated with the ‘One Baltimore’ program to create jobs in East Baltimore. “We congratulate Up To Date Laundry on their continued success and, specifically, on this expansion,” said William H. Cole, President & CEO of BDC. “In addition to BDC’s loan program, Up To Date Laundry was also able to take advantage of our façade improvement grant, which is now city-wide. These programs exist to help businesses, like Up To Date Laundry, grow, thrive and create new jobs right here in Baltimore.”
Up To Date Laundry has received financing for the project from Revere Bank, www.reverebank.com. “We have been a partner of Up To Date Laundry though the upgrade of their current facility and we are very proud to support their continued growth,” said Ken Cook, Co–President & CEO of Revere Bank.
This project is in conjunction with the expansion of laundry services that Up To Date Laundry provides to the Johns Hopkins Health System in support of the HopkinsLocal initiative. Launched in fall 2015, HopkinsLocal harnesses Johns Hopkins University and Health System’s economic activity to promote growth and employment in Baltimore. “This expansion is an example of what we hope will be accomplished through our HopkinsLocal commitments,” said Kenneth Grant, Vice President of General Services for Johns Hopkins Hospital and Vice President of Supply Chain Management for Johns Hopkins Health System. “In supporting the growth of this local woman-owned business, we are excited about the new jobs this will create for our communities most in need of job opportunities.”
Up To Date Laundry, Inc.
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Up To Date Laundry is one of the largest healthcare laundries on the east coast, processing close to 62 million pounds of healthcare linen each year. It offers rental and customer-owned-goods processing, as well as full exchange cart programs for hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its non-acute division, Up To Date Healthcare, offers a full line of healthcare linen rental items for doctor’s offices, surgery centers, hospital off-sites, and nursing homes. Up To Date also offers consulting services through UTD Consulting, which provides knowledgeable healthcare laundry experts with more than 150 years of combined experience. The Up To Date Laundry processing facility is HLAC (Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council) certified, TSRA Clean Green certified, and Hygienically Clean certified. They are one of the largest women owned businesses in the Baltimore region.
Up To Date Laundry, Inc. is owned by Nancy Stair-Carter.