Woman Owned Business in Baltimore, Maryland Celebrates 70 Years of Service

Up To Date Laundry, LLC is celebrating 70 years of service to the Baltimore healthcare community and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Baltimore, MD., September 26th, 2016 – Today, Up To Date Laundry, LLC is celebrating its 70-year anniversary of service to the Baltimore community and the Mid-Atlantic Region. Up To Date Laundry launched its business in Baltimore in 1946 servicing ships arriving at the Baltimore Harbor from New York and Virginia, as well as the retail clientele of the local community. In 1956 it began servicing Franklin Square Hospital which was the beginning of its venture into the healthcare industry. In 1994 Nancy Stair-Carter assumed the leadership of the company after the passing of her father, William Stair Sr. “We are very proud of our 70 years of accomplishment at Up To Date Laundry. My father was always on the leading edge of advancing the laundry industry – it was his passion,” said Mrs. Stair-Carter.

Up To Date Laundry operates a fully redundant laundry processing facility with a complete disaster recovery plan that includes a power generator to operate the entire plant, an on-site fuel distribution system to service delivery trucks for weeks, and a fully stocked warehouse that can supply products to its customers at a moment’s notice. Up To Date Laundry recycles 90% of all waste and has multiple “GREEN” initiatives throughout its facility. “Our focus is to partner with our customers to maximize their linen utilization by implementing customized programs that will be cost effective and enhance patient satisfaction,” said Mark Carter, President.

The healthcare industry is one of the few sectors growing in today’s economy. Up To Date Laundry relies on the experience and expertise it has built since 1946, to continue to expand its business. In 2011, it launched the non-acute healthcare division and in 2015, with a big demand for industry experts to support hospital laundry operations, it launched UTD Consulting.

Up To Date Laundry is located in a certified Enterprise Zone and has over 400 full-time and temporary employees. “We are positioning the company to double in capacity over the next 5 years and begin our journey for the next 70 years,” said Nancy Stair-Carter.

Up To Date Laundry, LLC

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Up To Date Laundry is one of the largest healthcare laundries on the east coast, processing close to 70 million pounds of healthcare linen each year. It offers rental and customer-owned goods processing, as well as full exchange cart programs for hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Its non-acute division, Up To Date Healthcare, offers a full line of healthcare linen rental items for doctor’s offices, surgery centers, hospital off-sites, and nursing homes. Up To Date also offers consulting services through UTD Consulting, which provides knowledgeable healthcare laundry experts with more than 150 years of combined experience. The Up To Date Laundry processing facility is HLAC (Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council) certified, TSRA Clean Green certified, and Hygienically Clean certified.

Up To Date Laundry, LLC is owned by Nancy Stair-Carter.