Alsco was among the first suppliers of textile services worldwide. Established in Lincoln, Neb., in 1889, the company has grown into a worldwide industry leader. With operations spanning more than 10 countries throughout the world, customer pickups and deliveries are made representing flat linens, uniforms, chef's outfits, clean room garments, dust control items and paper supplies. The company is credited with inventing the continuous towel dispenser, pioneering the use of garment lockers, operating clean rooms on four continents, and the manufacture and distribution of ready-to-wear uniforms for nearly every type of application. Alsco maintains its headquarters in Salt Lake City and operates service centers in more than 120 locations, such as the office in San Francisco.