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Why Clean With Microfiber?

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It's a new world out there. One where we are hyper-aware of germs and the danger of bacteria and viruses that could be lurking on surfaces. At CLS, we have a number of products that can help make sure your business has the tools to disinfect. Microfiber cleaning towels and mop pads are some of the best defense against bacteria.  Microfibe...
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CLS Environmental Sustainability

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CLS takes environmental sustainability seriously. Since 2014 we have been working on ways to cut down on our utility usage and to execute ways to recycle or repurpose our products. We are always looking for opportunities to partner with our vendors to find innovative ways of being green. The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) has awarded CL...
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Signing up for CLS Direct Access

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CLS Direct Access is your web portal to manage your uniform and linen rentals 24/7. And signing up is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Direct Access now features more tools than ever before. Here's a step by step guide to put you in control of your uniform or linen programs. To find our web-based app you have 2 choices: You can go to our home pag...
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CLS Customer Spotlight: MI Table

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In Downtown Bay City sits a new restaurant with big plans to show off the tastes of Michigan.  MI Table, pronounced "my table," takes up a space that used to be an old bank. The old vault remains and is now used for special chef's table events. Everything else in the space has been transformed to show off our state. "Come have a seat...
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CLS Solutions For Your Business

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When you choose a vendor to provide your uniforms or linen, you expect them to make your job easier. And that's what CLS strives to do. After more than 120 years in business, CLS has learned how to avoid common issues in our industry.  First-- we take the work out of managing your uniform program. "What we find in our industry is it could...
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CLS Solutions: Confusing Billing

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Confusing invoices, unexplained billing and prices that change without notice. Do any of these sound familiar? At CLS we work to avoid those common complaints by being honest and helping our customers understand our billing process. "So we work really hard at CLS to have upfront pricing, bottom line pricing. When I give you a quote that's exactly h...
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CLS Solutions: Stopping Shortages

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Are frequent shortages of items and garments a problem you see with your current linen or uniform supplier? At CLS, we work to make sure problems like that won't affect your business. It's one of the CLS Solutions you'll find to common industry problems. "Shortages are a very big thing in our industry," said Senior Sales Consultant, Jared Caron.&nb...
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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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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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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 go...
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Press Release: Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at West Michigan Business

Press Release: Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at West Michigan Business

Updated May 20, 2019 Multi-million Dollar Upgrades Underway at CLS KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Kalamazoo based Continental Linen Services (CLS) is announcing the near completion of phase one of a 7-million-dollar upgrade project. The investment will continue the family-owned company's mission of annually increasing production capacity in Kalamazoo and...
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Eat Drink Give 2019 Update

Eat Drink Give 2019 Update

Congratulations to Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place for raising more than $35,000 last week at their annual Eat Drink Give fundraiser. CLS was a proud sponsor of the gala.  Gryphon Place connects people and organizations to resolve conflict and crisis, foster volunteerism, and meet community needs. We are happy to help them in their effort ...
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