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CLS Solutions: Communication

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When your business has a problem, you need answers quickly. At CLS, we know the way we respond to issues and communicate with our customers can make or break our relationships.    "We're a locally family owned company. We're Michigan's largest independent and we handle communication differently that some of our competition," sai...
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CLS at the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade

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  The CLS Team had a wonderful time at the annual Kalamazoo Holiday Parade over the weekend. The Kalamazoo Parade has been a community event for the past 57 years featuring a variety of floats, balloons, marching bands and a wide variety of businesses and organizations, including CLS!  Thanks to everyone who came out to help us kick off t...
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CLS Solutions: Managing Your Uniform Program

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If you run a business where image and safety matter, uniforms are essential for the job. But managing your uniform program can be a headache-inducing frustration.  This is where CLS can help. No matter the industry, our sales and service teams can help find the best uniforms to deliver your image, protect your employees, and help you stan...
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News Release: CLS Cadillac Branch Open House

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October 29, 2019 Family-Owned Michigan Business Opens New Cadillac Branch Open House and Ribbon Cutting Event: Where: 1539 Plett Road, Haring Township When: Thursday, November 7th Open house: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Ribbon Cutting will happen at 5 p.m. Cadillac, Mich. -- Kalamazoo based Continental Linen Services (CLS) is hosting a ribbon cutting for their ...
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CLS Sales Philosophy

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At CLS, building relationships with our customers is one of the most important things we can do. From the moment you meet one of our sales consultants you'll spot the difference in our approach. Our Senior Sales Consultant, Jared Caron takes his role as guide for his customers seriously and whether he gets them to sign up for service...
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Improvements to Better Serve You

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Ever wonder what happens to the laundry we pick up from our customers from all over the state each week? CLS is in the middle of a seven-million dollar project to transform how we deliver the image of our customers.  Phase one is now complete and it's already making a huge difference. The process starts with the customer storage bags that come...
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CLS Takes Part in Suicide Prevention Walk

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This past weekend, two dozen CLS team members weathered the bad weather to support Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk. Team CLS played a part in helping them raise $76,000 for the cause!  Members of our team also volunteered to help set up before the walk, in addition to taking part in the 5K to raise awareness about suicide. Thank you...
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2019 TVM Memorial Golf Classic Raises $48,000

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The donations have been counted and CLS would like to thank all those involved in this year's TVM Memorial Golf Classic for making it a great event for an even better cause. "We would like to present the American Cancer Society with a check for $48,000 for our 2019 TVM Memorial Golf Classic. Pretty excited about this. This is good stuff and we ...
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Kalamazoo 9/11 StairClimb

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​M embers of the CLS team took part in the Kalamazoo 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at Wings Event Center  on Wednesday, September 11th . Along with local firefighters and community members, they climbed 110 floors to honor the 343 New York Firefighters who selflessly gave their lives 18 years ago. Pictured are CLS Senior Vice President and Own...
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Our Why

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Laundry and image are our business at CLS, but we know it's about so much more than that. "We're kind of that unknown industry that everybody's using our products," said Kurt Vander Meer, President and Owner of CLS. We know it's our sales and service teams that keep our customers coming back. "It's all about relationships. Our route guys, we k...
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Celebrating 34 years with CLS

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At CLS, many of our team members have been with us for decades. And we know it's because of them that our customers stick with us for just as long. This month, Route Sales Professional Derek Anderson is celebrating 34 years with CLS. He started before we even had a branch in Cadillac and was a major force in the new building project curre...
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CLS Customer Spotlight: Merrill's Service Center

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Merrill's Service Center has been a staple in the Cadillac area since 1960. The full service car center helps customers both fix and maintain their vehicles. "Merrill's Service Center, we do all automotive repairs-- from tires, breaks, shocks, oil changes, engine diagnostics, transmissions, engines, tune ups, alignments, air conditioning, mufflers,...
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Join us for the TVM Memorial Golf Classic

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In less than seven weeks, CLS Team members, customer partners and community members will come together in honor of former CLS owner, Ted Vander Meer. This will be the 7th year for the TVM Memorial Golf Classic. Ted's sons, Ron and Kurt, who took over the family business from their father, put together the golf tournament in his memor...
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Get In, Get Out, Get Fit!

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Getting fit and improving company morale, it's a mission team members at CLS set off on this January. They're led by Inventory Coordinator/ Wellness Coordinator Angela Castellanos-Vargas. Four days a week, she trades her forklift for her fitness class, taking CLS team members on a path to better health. "It's been a nice blessing for me to com...
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Inside CLS: On the Route with Perry Shepard

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For CLS Route Sales Professional, Perry Shepard, the days start well before the sun comes up. Each morning, he loads up his truck, ready to face between 20 and 40 customers. But for him, and many of the other CLS Route Sales Professionals, they've become so much more.   "A lot of these aren't really customers any more, they've g...
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