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Wildman Acquires Portion Of Monarch Linen’s South Bend Customer Base

WARSAW, 10/03/2018 — Wildman has acquired a portion of the customers of Monarch Linen and Uniform Rentals to best serve the South Bend area.

After deciding to specialize in the healthcare, hospitality, and fine dining segments, Monarch was looking for a partner to take over their industrial and food and beverage accounts. It chose Wildman as that partner because of the shared values as a family owned and locally operated organization providing a high quality level of service to customers and a strong commitment to employees and the community. This partnership allows both parties to play to their strengths.

Wildman has already began providing service from the South Bend facility on Foundation Drive. The company currently operates out of Warsaw, with depot locations in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The SouthBend facility will be the fourth location for Wildman.

For customers of Monarch Linen, business service will continue without disruption. The Wildman team looks forward to meeting Monarch Linen customers and learning how they can best serve new clientele.

No job displacements are foreseen. Wildman will be taking on several team members from Monarch’s current team in order to continue to best serve customers. For the customers, this means continued quality service from a familiar face. Both Monarch and Wildman employees have been working tirelessly to make the transition as smooth as possible.

“The expansion into the South Bend market is something our team has been wanting to do for years,” said Josh Wildman, CEO of Wildman. “When we met with the leaders of Monarch and learned about their customer base and market penetration, we knew it was the right fit. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to continue to serve these customers.”

Wildman Wins July 2018 Chamber Member of the Month

Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce: Congratulations to Wildman Business Group for being our July Chamber Member of the Month! Wildman Business Group is a Christian-based family business, and takes pride in providing quality and personalized service to customers. Having grown into a multi-divisional leader in their industry, Wildman Business Group is comprised of four divisions including Uniform & Linen, Facility Services, Corporate Apparel, and YouTheFan. Wildman Business Group is located at 800 S Buffalo St, Warsaw.

Wildman Wins Distributor of the Year Award

The DPA Distributor of the Year Award is presented to the distributor that has grown their sales over the previous year with DPA’s Partner Suppliers and that has added DPA vendors to their product line card. Wildman Facility Services met and exceeded both criteria and was the 15th recipient of this award.

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Wildman Wins TRSA Company Community Service Award

TRSA recognizes that many companies in the industry make significant contributions to individuals and communities every day by volunteering their time, actions, talents, and dedication outside of the workplace. They’ve developed the annual Community Service Award to honor a company that has been generous with their time and talents and bring to light their sense of caring and responsibility for others in the community. Wildman recently won this prestigious award and were recognized at the Annual TRSA conference in Miami.

The mission of Wildman is to give back to its employees, customers, and community at home and abroad. Wildman has committed to giving back 20% of its profits to communities and world missions and empowering employees to participate in many community related functions. Projects they’ve supported includes being a court-appointed special advocate for CASA, serving meals at the local homeless shelters, helping rebuild communities after devastating tornadoes, delivering meals to shut ins, and providing food and supplies to the local women’s shelters.

Wildman has also funded more than 100 employees, employee’s families, customers and community members to visit one of several missions it supports. Employees have been to Honduras, Spain, Papua New Guinea and the Dominican Republic. The company pays all expenses for any employee and one family member to go on a mission trip. Not only are the employee expenses paid, but they are given paid time off from work to participate. One of the main organizations that Wildman is supporting is called 2nd Mile Missions. With the support of Wildman, this mission pioneered and operates an education center that serves pre-K through grade 12 in the Dominican Republic. Teachers are licensed through the Department of Education in the Dominican Republic and many are bilingual. This school serves as many as 800 students each year with hopes of ending the poverty and hopelessness that many of these youths would experience. 2nd Mile recently has opened a House of Hope that provides a loving home, and a sense of security to young girls who have been abused and/or abandoned.

New Year. New Goals

Warsaw’s Wildman Business Group has experienced impressive growth. Here are five keys to that growth.

As a third-generation leader of the company his grandfather founded 65 years ago, Wildman Business Group CEO Josh Wildman knows something about growth. What started as a dry cleaning and laundry service has evolved into a diversified operation that now offers uniform and linen rental services, facility services, first aid and safety products, custom branded promotional products and apparel, and licensed sports specialty products.

In addition, Wildman Business Group recently celebrated the opening of a second location in Fort Wayne. This expansion allows the company to better serve customers and support its growing business. “We’re very excited about this new location,” says Wildman. “We’ve always been part of the greater Fort Wayne community, and now we are happy to call it our second home.”

That kind of growth doesn’t happen by accident. According to Wildman, the first step in achieving such impressive results is forming a plan. “We are blessed to have a CEO Emeritus who led us in developing the discipline and processes that helped us become who we are today,” says Wildman.

Having grown the company ten fold over the past 16 years, he shares the following principles to explain how Wildman Business Group continually achieves its goals.

See the full article at http://www.businesspeople.com/Post/2500/new-year-new-goals