WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today its acquisition of Great Lakes Laundry, a distributor of commercial and coin-operated laundry equipment and accessories throughout the Midwest. This acquisition will expand WASH’s footprint into two new states, North and South Carolina, and will add several new WASH branch offices throughout the Midwest. “Our acquisition of Great Lakes Laundry is a significant step in our continued nationwide expansion. It will enable WASH to better serve our customers in the Midwest and to deliver our best-in-class services to new customers,” comments Adam Coffey, president of WASH. “We are delighted that Great Lakes President Dan Naumann will be joining WASH to facilitate this transition and to oversee the growth of our commercial operations in the United States.” WASH will acquire all divisions of the Great Lakes Laundry business, including its route laundry and distributorship. In 2012, WASH partnered with the multi-family route division of Great Lakes Commercial Laundry Sales to expand its services to customers in the Midwest region. “WASH has been a valued partner for the past three years and shares our high standards for customer service,” comments Dan Naumann. “I’m confident that our customers will benefit from this transition and will continue to receive the same top-quality service and equipment that they have come to expect.” About WASH WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 5 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 18 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.