To Our UniFirst Family, Valued Customers, and the Communities We Serve:
As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered daily life as we once knew it, and I know that we are all eager to find our new "normal."
Over the last several weeks, we have closely monitored the impact that COVID-19 has had on the communities where we live and work. We are grateful that UniFirst has had the opportunity to play a key role in keeping essential services and other critical supply chain businesses up and running during this challenging time. As the economy begins to show early signs of improvement, and more companies begin to return to "business as usual," we are eager to do all that we can to support their recovery efforts as well.
While UniFirst is one of North America's largest providers of hygienically clean uniforms and facility service products, at our core, we are a family-run business built on family values. Above all else, we are committed to serving our customers, our communities, and our employee Team Partners. Their safety and well-being will always be our number-one priority.
Today, we continue to follow strict guidelines for health and safety that ensure our locations remain open and functional. We are also adapting to the new demands of today's business customers as they begin to restore their operations – ensuring that they have the essential products and services needed to keep their employees and customers safe. Since our founding in 1936, UniFirst has built its reputation on providing seamless, worry-free service that eliminates the administrative burden of managing uniform and facilities maintenance programs. As we enter this new era of work, we are committed to providing this same level of service to our customers, which now is more important than ever before.
I am continually impressed by the extraordinary individuals and organizations in our communities that are going above and beyond to help those in need during this pandemic. By continuing to work together, I am optimistic about a bright future ahead.
President and CEO