Association for Linen Management
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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’s Mission

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 industry.

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’s Vision

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.


ALM's Partners

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 Linen Director.

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


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