P.J. Dempsey Elected to TRSA Leadership Position

P.J. Dempsey, President and CEO of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA). P.J. has served in various leadership positions for the Association, including acting as past Chairman of the Environmental Committee. The election was held during the Associations Annual Meeting in […]

Dempsey Recognized for “Successful Transition to Next Generation”

In their Father’s Day edition, Business Weekly ran an article recognizing the Dempsey family for successfully transferring Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply from the founder, Pat Dempsey, to his children, P.J. and Kristin Dempsey. The article highlighted the challenges a family business faces even while having interested, prepared successors. Pat celebrated his 80th birthday last […]

Dempsey VP Recognized for Half Century of Service

The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) recognized Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply’s Tom Mallas for his 50 years of distinguished service to the industry at its Annual Conference in Sonoma, California. During his tenure, Mallas has been a driving force in Dempsey’s technology advancements. Also recognized for extraordinary tenure were Carmen Libassi – who retired […]

Dempsey Featured in St. Patrick’s Day Parade TV Coverage

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place on March 15th, 2014. The Dempsey family, the Y-Guy™, and our employees and their families marched through the streets of Scranton, spreading good cheer and candy. As a result of our participation and continuing commitment to our greater community, we found ourselves featured in WBRE/WYOU’s television coverage […]

Dempsey Leadership Team Named “Entrepreneurs of the Year”

Patrick, PJ, and Kristin Dempsey have been named “Entrepreneurs of the Year” by Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania. They will be inducted into the JA Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono, PA, on May 30th, 2014. The JA Business Hall of Fame honors […]

Unprivileged Management Training

In the May 2014 edition of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, P.J. Dempsey, President of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, described the unconventional and comprehensive way in which his father prepared him for leading Dempsey into the future.

Co-Founder Patrick J. Dempsey Celebrates 80 Years

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Pat Dempsey celebrated his 80th birthday in December 2013. To celebrate this milestone, his son and daughter, President P.J. Dempsey and Vice President Kristin Dempsey, presented him with a refurbished model of a 1960 International Metro Mite. That was the model that Pat and his brother, co-founder Dick Dempsey, […]

Pat Dempsey Honored with Distinguished Citizen Award

In a recent press release, Dempsey Uniform announced that co-founder Patrick J. Dempsey, Sr. was recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the NEPA Boy Scouts of America at the Genetti Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 14th, 2013. Established by the Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes the noteworthy and extraordinary […]

Dempsey Wins St. Patrick’s Parade Award

When Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place on March 9th, 2013, Dempsey unveiled its new float which included a 10′ inflatable washing machine that blew out real bubbles and – a parade first – three 10′ helium balloons! It was a true family event, complete with the Dempsey family, the Y-Guy, and employees and […]

Dempsey Parade Float Awarded “Most Beautiful” for Third Year

For the third straight year, Dempsey’s float in the Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was awarded “Most Beautiful Float.” The float’s theme was “Clean & Green,” reflecting Dempsey’s commercial laundry operation that cleans uniforms, linens, and floor mats in a green, environmentally-friendly way. The Dempsey family, more than 100 employees and their family members, and […]

Red Kap Awards Dempsey Premier Distributor Designation

Red Kap, the leading manufacturer of quality workwear for the uniform rental industry, awarded Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply the designation of “Premier Distributor.” The designation recognizes the significant volume Dempsey purchases from Red Kap. “Thank you for your loyalty to Red Kap,” said Stuart Jackson, Regional Sales Director, as he presented Dempsey with a […]

Dempsey is the First to Achieve Clean Green Certification

The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) has announced that Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply is the first company in the United States to achieve certification in the TRSA Clean Green Certification Program. Clean Green Certification recognizes companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The program acknowledges a textile service […]

Dempsey’s Y-Guy Mascot Appears on NBC’s “The Office”

Dempsey’s mascot, the Y-Guy™ made his television debut on NBC’s hit show “The Office,” which is fictionally based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A cute, bendable version of our Y-Guy™ is visible on Stanley’s desk during Season 8 episodes.  

Pat Dempsey Honored with TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick J. Dempsey‘s 50-year career as a company owner in the textile services business took the spotlight at the 2011 TRSA’s Annual Conference when he received the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. TRSA is the National Association of the Textile Rental Services Industry. The TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that can be […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Green Laundry Operation!

Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place on March 12th, 2011. Dempsey was in attendance, once again displaying our “Green Laundry Operation.” Together, the Dempsey family, employees, and the Y-Guy™ joined in the parade’s 50th year celebration, marching along the streets of Scranton spreading good cheer, candy, and bubbles! We were very excited to win […]

Dempsey Mourns Passing of Co-Founder Dick Dempsey

Richard J. “Dick” Dempsey, co-founder of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, died Monday, April 11th, 2011, after a battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Dempsey, a natural and gifted salesman, co-founded Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, Inc. with his brother Patrick in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, in 1959. They began with five employees and one business route. […]

Lewis Wins Volunteer Leadership Award

Mark Lewis, Corporate Sales Manager at Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, received the TRSA Volunteer Leadership Award at the Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibits 2011. TRSA is the National Association of the Textile Rental Services Industry. Members provide uniform rental and linen services to businesses and industries across the United States and Canada. The Volunteer […]

Dempsey History Book Wins Apex Grand Award

  Soap in the Veins: 50 Years at Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, written by Bernie Libster and published by CorporateHistory.Net, earned a 2011 Apex Grand Award for Special Publications. Tough judging is a hallmark of this program, which sets the highest standards in the corporate communications field. We commissioned the book to celebrate our […]

Dempsey Success Story Featured in Marcellus Panel Discussion

Mark Lewis, Corporate Sales Manager of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, participated in a panel discussion that focused on local success stories in the Marcellus Shale region. Lewis explained how Dempsey Uniform, supplier of flame resistant (FR) work shirts, work pants, and coveralls, has helped businesses protect their employees and comply with safety regulations. The […]