1929, as Coyne Service and Supply, Syracuse, NY, changing its name over the years first to Coyne Industrial Laundry then to Coyne Textile Services (Coyne) to better reflect the broad range of products and services that the company added to serve its customers in increasingly diverse industries.
Coyne Textile Service was founded by Syracuse resident J. Stanley Coyne and has remained privately owned and family-operated since its inception. Thomas M. "Tommy" Coyne, son of the founder has controlled the company since 1982, and today is the sole owner and Chairman of the Board. Tommy's sons, T.M., Martin, and Mark, are active in the business.
The Company's headquarters have remained within blocks of the gas station where J. Stanley Coyne worked when he began his business:
140 Cortland Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13221
Toll Free: 1-800-MR-COYNE (672-6963)
Coyne has grown to become one of the largest privately owned uniform rental concerns in the United States and is thought by industry experts to be the fifth largest overall in the U.S. Coyne operates 31 locations serving customers in 24 states in the eastern half of the U.S. as well as nationally through a national service network.
Coyne recently sold specific assets, primarily in the northeast to focus resources on expanding in high-growth markets, particularly in the south and southeast. Coyne is also in the midst of a major management and operation reorganization.
The company employs approximately 1,000 employees and is party to 31 collective bargaining agreements covering approximately 700 of those employees. Coyne enjoys excellent relations with its union and non-union employees.
Areas of Business
Coyne serves customers in diversified industries throughout the eastern United States. The company rents, leases, sells, and launders textile products including workplace uniforms, career apparel, protective garments, shop towels, reusable absorbent socks and pads, floor mats, treated dust mops and wet mops. The company also provides linens, mats, towels, and restroom hygiene products including restroom towels, sanitizers, deodorizers, and soaps.
Coyne has experienced substantial growth over many years by focusing on value-added services for companies generating heavy soil (printing inks, oils, and solvents). Coyne is one of the country's leading suppliers of rental wiping towels and has invested millions of dollars in cleaning technology that is environmentally friendly and offers environmental liability protection for its customers.
Coyne has experienced rapid growth in its protective apparel division which provides fire retardant and chemical protective garments to the aluminum and steel industries, electric utility and petrochemical companies, and other high-risk industries.
Reusable Absorbent Systems (RAS), a unit of Coyne that provides environmentally sound products to absorb oils, solvents, inks, and other volatile liquids, has also seen dramatic growth. New EPA regulations, limited landfill space and serious potential environmental liability for companies that dispose of their volatile-fluid-laden items have increased demand for Coyne's reusable absorbent products. Coyne cleans these products and returns them to the customer. The extracted volatile liquids are captured and cleanly burned as a supplemental fuel in cement kilns.
Coyne is an industry leader in reuse and recycle capabilities and has invested millions of dollars to create proprietary equipment and procedures. Coyne recovers and recycles approximately one million gallons annually of hazardous residuals from its state-of-the-art processing facilities into beneficial reuse as a secondary fuel. Coyne has kept more nearly 11,000,000 gallons of hazardous waste from entering the environment through its energy reuse program since the program's inception.
Coyne actively participates in the regulatory process at the Federal, State, and Local levels and was recognized as one of the companies achieving 100% participation in meeting the objectives of LaundryESP. LaundryESP is an Environmental Stewardship Program established in conjunction with USEPA and the laundry industry to further reduce water and energy use and pollutant discharges to the environment.
Coyne Textile Services has contributed millions of dollars to hundreds of worthy causes in communities across the country through its Coyne Foundation. In Syracuse alone, hundreds of Syracuse organizations have received millions of dollars over the company's 76-year history.