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Commercial and Industrial Laundries

SIC 7218 | NAICS 812332

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Commercial Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services  (view report)
Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Trade Magazines, LLC
American Laundry News
Monthly trade publication features news and information for commercial and industrial laundries, with special features including the "Your Views" surveys which provide a snapshot of readers' viewpoints on a variety of topics. Selected articles categorized by topic and digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

Textile Rental Services Association of America
Laundry Operations and Management
Comprehensive guide addresses all aspects of laundry operations including production, sales, and service, and includes detailed information on the processes and best practices used to supply, launder, and maintain linens, uniforms, and other reusable textiles for the industrial, healthcare, food and beverage, and hospitality sectors.

Alliance for Water Efficiency
Information resources available from this organization include:

Commercial Laundry Facilities Introduction
Introductory section provides a summary overview of commercial and industrial laundry facilities and includes links to documents that provide a more in-depth discussion of the various types of laundry facilities and the equipment, processes, and technology used in their operations. All information can be viewed free online.

Commercial Laundry Facilities
Environmental consultant report provides an in-depth technical discussion of the various types of laundry facilities and the equipment, processes, and technology used in their operations, with content sections including background information, applications, washer equipment and facilities, wash classifications and washer operation, wash system technologies, and technology risks. Full report is available free online.

Freedonia Group
Commercial & Industrial Laundry Machinery

Research report analyzes the commercial and industrial laundry market from a machinery manufacturer's standpoint, with topics covered including market size and environment, product and market segmentation, overview of equipment end users, environmental and regulatory considerations, and product forecasts by product segment (e.g., washers, dryers, and other). Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Commercial Laundry Machinery

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry and product overview; market analysis and trends; key end-user markets; and historical and forecast sales volume by product segment (washers, commercial dryers, presses, and other cleaning equipment). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Industrial Laundries  Search for "812332"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Industrial Launderers  Search for "812332"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this service sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by sales and assets size range. Online reports also include a cash flow analysis and offer the option for additional breakdowns by region. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Drycleaning and Laundry Services

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for laundry and drycleaning personnel on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Textile Rental Services Association of America
Plant Employee Compensation Report

Annual survey provides compensation and benefits information for exempt and non-exempt plant personnel employed by textile rental companies, with data broken out by market segment (e.g., industrial, healthcare, food and beverage linen, and mixed), number of locations (e.g., single plant, multiple plants), and annual sales volume in order to allow users to compare their compensation practices with other similar firms.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Commercial Laundries

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.