SOURCE: ZOOTS; Tweeds Dry Cleaning

ZOOTS; Tweeds Dry Cleaning

ZOOTS; Tweeds Dry Cleaning

December 01, 2010 10:25 ET

Dry Cleaners ZOOTS and Tweeds Enter Into Partnership

Agreement Combines Resources of Industry Leaders to Ensure Efficiency and Growth

BROCKTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - ZOOTS, Massachusetts' premier dry cleaning company, and Tweeds Dry Cleaning, New Jersey's number one family-owned and operated dry cleaning delivery provider, announced today the formation of an equity partnership that aligns the organizations to create efficiencies and capitalize on future growth opportunities.

Combined, ZOOTS and Tweeds will have sales in excess of $15 million per year, employ 300 workers, and provide service to more than 150,000 customers. Both companies are known as industry leaders in green dry cleaning, having been the first entities to embrace environmentally safe cleaning processes. They also are known for the convenience of their door-to-door delivery service.

The owners of ZOOTS and Tweeds have prior experience managing the ZOOTS brand. With the partnership, the companies will continue to operate under existing brands while sharing management and operational responsibilities. Both companies have continued to build on their legacy as green dry cleaners, undergoing aggressive plant retrofits to reduce energy consumption and waste output.

"As ZOOTS continues to solidify its market leading position in Massachusetts as the premier provider of high-quality, convenient dry cleaning services, the company is pleased to partner with a family-owned business that boasts more than 75 years combined industry experience," said Trish O'Leary and Rick Simoneau, Managing Directors of ZOOTS. "This partnership will ensure the delivery of even greater service to our customers."

"Tweeds Dry Cleaning's unparalleled industry experience offering New Jersey residents high-quality, revolutionary dry cleaning solutions through cutting-edge, state-of-the-art equipment is the perfect complement to an industry leading brand like ZOOTS," said Art Katz, President of Tweeds Dry Cleaning. "By combining forces with ZOOTS, Tweeds can build even further on the 75 years of combined experience we have as third-generation owners and operators of high-end dry cleaning businesses."

About Tweeds Dry Cleaning

A third-generation, family-owned and operated dry cleaning business, Tweeds Dry Cleaning sets itself apart by offering the most convenient door-to-door dry cleaning delivery service in the Northeastern United States. Using a revolutionary new dry cleaning solution, which is safer for the environment and garments, Tweeds employs cutting-edge technology with non-toxic dry cleaning, state-of-the-art wet cleaning and the very latest design in garment finishing equipment for flawlessly pressed clothes. With more than 75 years of combined experience in high end dry cleaning, Tweeds provides customers with high-quality service that is convenient and environmentally friendly. For more information about Tweeds, please visit us on the web at http://www.tweedsdrycleaning.com.

About ZOOTS

ZOOTS, one of the largest dry cleaners in New England, is Massachusetts' best known dry cleaner, providing high quality cleaning services, including laundry, dry cleaning and in home carpet and upholstery cleaning. ZOOTS offers a state-of-the-art, high capacity cleaning plant, door-to-door home and office delivery service and 17 store locations throughout the region that offer the ultimate in convenience with 24/7 pick up and drop off ability. Known for its environmentally friendly cleaning process, ZOOTS has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the Top 50 Green Companies in the United States. For more information about ZOOTS, please visit us on the web at http://www.zoots.com.

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