Emerald Textiles Launches Laundry Alternative
for Southern California’s Healthcare and
New High-Tech Facility Offers Higher Cleanliness Standards and Water Conservation as Well as Creates
Local Jobs in San Diego
July 27, 2010 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN DIEGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--San Diego-based entrepreneur Tom Gildred announced today the
launch of Emerald Textiles, a commercial laundry service offering textile rentals and textile management solutions for
Southern California healthcare providers and hotels.
Outfitted with the most technologically advanced and water-efficient equipment available, the laundry, at full
capacity, will save an estimated 30 to 40 million gallons of water annually as compared to traditional processes in
San Diego. In addition, Emerald Textiles will provide a higher level of cleanliness and industry compliance with the
ultimate goal of greater customer satisfaction and safety.
“The healthcare and hospitality communities in Southern California have called for higher cleanliness standards, better
service and a quality alternative to the existing options in linen management,” said Tom Gildred, founder and chief
executive officer of Emerald Textiles. “We are opening a new, high-quality, advanced technology commercial
laundry alternative that will provide a superior experience, unprecedented value and top-notch service for healthcare
and hospitality employees, patients and customers.”
Housed in a 111,000 square-foot industrial laundry facility, Emerald Textiles’ new $20 million, San Diego facility
exceeds Title 22 compliance standards, which helps hospitals attain accreditation from the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Emerald Textiles plans to provide enhanced customer service
by working hand-in-hand with each client to educate, assist and monitor overall linen satisfaction and usage.
With the opening of the facility this fall, Emerald Textiles will immediately hire approximately