The announcement comes as Alliance marks its second acquisition in Texas, following the recent purchase of Commercial Equipment Company’s distribution business from the Smith family in Dallas. CEC will continue to focus on building its laundry services division to meet the needs of the region’s multi-housing industry.
“We are proud to strengthen our partnership with Alliance and look forward to serving our customers as only a family-run business can,” said CEC Chief Executive Officer Taylor Smith.
“Alliance is a billion-dollar global company with manufacturing sites around the world, but there are few places more exciting than the Dallas/North Texas market,” said Mike Schoeb, CEO of Alliance Laundry Systems. “We are thrilled to build on the rich legacy of the Smith family, who served customers in the laundromat and on-premises laundry space with distinction for more than 50 years.”
According to Alliance, Texas laundry owners will benefit from the factory-direct linkage, which will translate into improved access to a wide variety of Alliance resources and more robust equipment and parts inventories.
“With the backing of the largest commercial laundry equipment manufacturer in the world, we aim to provide unparalleled service in the greater Dallas area,” said Craig Dakauskas, who is overseeing the Speed Queen and UniMac distribution efforts in Texas for Alliance. “Our experienced and skilled team is excited to build strong relationships with customers throughout Texas.”