The Association for Linen Management (ALM) is a non-profit trade
association dedicated to the professional development of personnel
involved in the textile care industry. Our members are general managers, laundry
directors, managers and technicians providing textile care services. ALM advances the use of textiles in healthcare, hospitality, and correctional facilities through guidance for textile processing, management and utilization.
ALM began in 1939 as an association designed for laundry managers
employed by on-premise hospital laundries. Processing textiles has
changed throughout the past 70+ years and so has ALM. Today we provide
training and educational materials for all aspects of the textile care
ALM advances excellence in the textile care industry through education, certification, research and best practices.
Textile Care Vendors / Our Allied Trade Partners
Directors & Managers of laundry processing operations
Healthcare purchasing directors
Linen distribution and utilization managers
Front-line textile care personnel
ALM is the source for safety, efficiency, and quality expertise for the textile care industry. Our members operate both for-profit
and non-profit structured companies.ALM members work in
on-premise healthcare and hotel facilities, central laundry operations,
cooperative laundry systems, and stand-alone commercial laundry facilities. ALM’s leadership is
strengthened by providing education throughout the continuum of the
textile services industry.
Eastern Kentucky University has been ALM’s adult learning educational
partner for the American Laundry and Linen College for over 35 years,
producing biannual programs for our classroom-based training program
often utilized to prepare for certification as a Registered Laundry and
The University of Kentucky Textiles Laboratory provides a blind independent assessment for our Test Piece Quality Assurance Program . ALM members enjoy a discount in participation in this ongoing measure of a facilities wash process.
The Association for Linen Management supports industry wide education
and professional development through our partnership in the biennial
CLEAN Show. ALM in conjunction with our show partner’s, provides
educational program content and support to the industry’s largest
gathering of laundering and drycleaning professionals.
ALM’s partnership in CLEAN Show