Ecotex Service Corporation (Ecotex) and Fengate Capital Management (Fengate) have completed the purchase of Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services (Booth), the largest single-site healthcare laundry facility in North America.
Located in Mississauga, Booth is the market leader for healthcare linen, laundry and surgical sterilization services to hospitals and long-term care facilities in Ontario. Booth processes more than 78 million pounds of medical linens annually and now services more than 100 customer sites.
“Our Board of Directors has worked hard to create a partnership with Ecotex and Fengate that delivers long-term value, stability and certainty for our stakeholders,” said Justine Jackson, board chair of Booth, adding, “and our hospitals can focus on providing our patients with the best patient care experience.”
On August 30, 2016 the member-owners of Booth approved the sale. Booth was formerly a not-for-profit linen and laundry service provider owned by 22 member hospitals located in the Greater Toronto Area.
“We are excited to bring a fresh perspective to the Ontario market,” said Randy Bartsch, chief executive officer for Ecotex, a Canadian-based provider of healthcare laundry and linen services. “Our new and smarter linen solutions will help our customers provide a safe, comfortable environment for patient care while we ensure cost and service quality.”
Booth is the only healthcare laundry facility in Ontario to be certified as Hygienically Clean from the Textile Rental Services Association, and accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Committee, as well as ISO 13485 certified for Medical Devices both as a manufacturer and a distributor.