WILMINGTON, MA () - Apparel magazine, the leading resource for global apparel executives, has once again ranked UniFirst as one of the nation's Top 50 apparel companies for 2011, based on its overall performance and financial management. The listing features UniFirst in the #13 position, up from #16 last year.
UniFirst is joined on the list by many other highly recognizable names in the apparel industry. Among them are: Nike (#7), J. Crew (#14), Timberland (#17), Under Armour (#20), Abercrombie and Fitch (#34), and Levi Strauss (#40).
The magazine notes that UniFirst's overall management was particularly adept when compared to its publically-traded peers in the textile services industry, since it alone was able "to grow revenues and net income during the 2007-2010 recessionary years."
UniFirst President and CEO Ronald Croatti attributed Apparel magazine's recognition to the "overall professionalism" of his company's employees. "This recognition could only have been accomplished as a result of all our talented Team Partners who work — day in and day out — to provide only the best products and services for our customers. That's the bottom line to our bottom line." For more on UniFirst or on Apparel Magazine, visit their respective websites: www.unifirst.com, www.apparel.edgl.com.
UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. The company's most popular brands include UniWeave®, SofTwill®, UniWear®, and Armorex FR®. UniFirst also offers Facility Service programs including floor mats, mops, and restroom products. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800-455-7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.