ABOUT CITY UNIFORMS & LINEN

Our Business is Making You Look Good

When it comes to representing your brand, you can’t be boxed into rigid, cookie-cutter uniform rental or linen management programs that cost too much and cramp your style. Instead, we work with you to create a flexible program around your specific goals and budget. Our reputation is built around the value we bring while enhancing your corporate image with the products and services your company needs.

Why City? We Listen to You!

We’re a third-generation, family-owned, and operated business, so we know a thing or two about listening. And unfortunately, with many other businesses, listening to customers is a lost art. But, since 1944, we’ve been setting the bar for personalized service, attention to detail, and flexible programs by listening to our customers and putting your needs first.

People Are Our #1 Asset

You can be confident in our leading technology, a wide range of products and services, and state-of-the-art processing equipment. But what really gets the job done is our people. To provide exceptional service, we must have exceptional associates. We invest in our people through ongoing training, top-notch benefits and working conditions, and in-house advancement opportunities.

Our goal is not to be the largest service provider, but to be the best uniform and linen product experts and customer service providers your company expects and deserves. We are entirely devoted to the success of your image program. Thank you for the opportunity to be your supplier and trusted partner.

We are DELIVERING IMAGE®

Family Owned Small Business Champion 2003

Community Partner of the Year 2006

Corporate Good Steward Award 2009

Blue Chip Enterprise Award 1997

US Chamber of Commerce

Entrepreneur of The Year 1997

Ernst & Young

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  • Jan 1, 1944

    2021

    City Uniforms and Linen acquired Midwest Linens in Pontiac, Michigan and sold City Dry Cleaning to Superior Cleaners.

  • Jan 1, 1944

    2019

    City Uniforms and Linen celebrated 75 years of business.

    75thAnniversary (2019)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    2014

    Opened first distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Jan 1, 1944

    2008

    The Great depression of 2008-2009 had a drastic impact on uniform rental, which pushed growth into the linen business.

    depression (2008)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    2007

    The 2007 flood had Kramer Enterprises headquarters and warehouse under 4ft of water. This drove the decision to build new offices on Westfield Drive.

    Cit circa 2007

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1995

    The destruction of the previous years fire and decision to rebuild created an opportunity for growth. City Uniforms and Linens and City Apparel acquired their own location.

    new facility2 (1995)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1994

    City Dry Cleaning burned to the ground. With the help of the surrounding community, they did not miss a day of business.

    fire (1994)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1991

    Invested in our first tunnel washer, Bowe Passat, from Germany.

    bowe (1991)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1987

    Paul Kramer had the vision to keep people warm in the cold Ohio months, thus came the inception of Coats for Christmas.

    coats for xmas (1987)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1986

    Paul and Pam Kramer purchased the stock and owned the company.

    city classics (1986)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1982

    City Dry Cleaning expanded into the 10,000 square foot adjoining property.

    main street (1982)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1977

    City Dry Cleaning began a contract with Levi to pre-wash jeans, creating a flurry of jobs in Findlay, Ohio.

    cdc jeans (1977)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1976

    Paul graduated college and started in sales for the business. At this time City serviced at 15-mile radius.

    groundbreaking (1976)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1968

    Doors opened to the healthcare world. City started servicing 2-3 nursing homes, Fostoria Hospital, and Blanchard Valley Hospital.

    1968

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1962

    Marked the start of the mat rental business

    City Uniforms old mat station (1962)

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1959

    Expanded original building which remained this way until 1976

    City Uniforms circa 1959

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1950-1960

    City took on more commercial laundry with motel linens and local restaurant tablecloths.City Uniforms & Linen Circa 1950-1960

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1950

    Prior to 1950 City Laundry did primarily home laundry. Now they begin to dive into the dry cleaning business.

    City Dry Cleaning Circa 1950

  • Jan 1, 1944

    1944

    City Laundry is open for business under the guidance of Carl and Edith Kramer

    City Uniforms and Linen History 1944 Carl Kramer

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