Up To Date Laundry was acquired in 1946 by William Stair Sr. for $3,000 which he borrowed from his mother. Mr. Stair was a successful salesman for Wyandotte Chemical Corporation which specialized in commercial laundry clients.
In the early days, Up To Date serviced ships from New York that were docked in the Baltimore Harbor as well as residential laundry and dry cleaning customers. In 1960, Mr. Stair had the vision to expand his business to service hospitals in the local market, so he purchased the state-of-the-art equipment needed and was off to the races.
Mr. Stair was a civic leader in Baltimore and actively ran Up To Date until 1993. He died in 1994 and passed the business on to his daughter Nancy Stair. Up To Date laundry outgrew its production facility in 1998 and relocated to its current location which is three times the size of the building where the company began. In 2018, a second location was created to help expand our reach.
Today, under the leadership of Mark Carter, we service nearly 50 hospitals throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and have a healthcare division that services hundreds of medical offices, surgery centers, and specialty healthcare facilities.