Alsco American Linen Division


Linen Services

About Us

At Alsco, we know a few things about being first. We were the first to offer linen and uniform rental services when our founder, George A. Steiner, transformed a Lincoln, Nebraska, towel delivery route into a thriving commercial linen business, now headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. George purchased the route when he was just 15 years old and spent early mornings before school picking up soiled towels and delivering fresh, clean towels, carrying them all by hand. As the route grew, he enlisted his younger brother to help, and together they put a lot of sweat and tears into making Alsco what it is today.

Alsco has been an industry pioneer since 1889. Our company is responsible for creating and shaping many of the industry standards everyone follows. We blazed the trail for the laundering and delivery of ready-to-wear uniforms, starting with aprons and then moving on to every type of workwear application imaginable. We also invented the continuous roll towel dispenser and pioneered the use of on-site garment lockers.

We know you have plenty of choices for linen and workwear rental. But not every company offers the level of service we do. Not every company has the history we have — a history of pioneering, innovation and standard-setting.
Most importantly, you will know exactly what you are getting when you partner with us. Alsco is an industry leader whose success has been built upon earning the trust and loyalty of our customers through fair business practices. We currently serve 355,000 customers by way of more than 180 locations worldwide.