For Immediate Release
July 2, 2019

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Caldwell & Gregory (“C&G”), the nation’s leading provider of value-based laundry service programs to the College and University market, has announced its partnership with Equipment Marketers (“EM”), a laundry service provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. C&G will bring EM’s Route and Distribution divisions under its direction, allowing the owners to retire. C&G has served the laundry market for nearly 30 years through a commitment to providing superior service to customers and a fulfilling work environment for employees. The partnership will ensure EM’s clients and employees continue to have an exceptional experience.

Bob Dinnie, C&G’s President and CEO shared, “When EM’s founders, Dick and Sue LaMaina, approached us about needing a partner that would care for their clients and their team members in the exceptional way they have for over 40 years, I was extremely excited. I have always admired the LaMainas’ commitment to excellence and for building a company of tremendous integrity. To be considered worthy of carrying on their legacy of caring for clients and employees is a great honor.”

Combining the companies made a lot of sense given they share similar business philosophies and geography. EM’s customers will continue to receive exceptional service while benefiting from advanced support systems, expanded resources and enhanced technology.

Dinnie added, “The benefits of a partnership between both companies are tremendous. We’re excited to use our experience to build on an already outstanding platform.”

Bob Dinnie
President, Caldwell & Gregory LLC