Lacey Custom Linens, Inc. Celebrates 25 years of Supplying Table Linens to the Special Event Industry

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Lacey Custom Linens, Inc. is celebrating its 25TH Corporate Anniversary in 2010. Lacey joined in the explosive emergence of the specialty table linen companies serving the event industry in 1985.

Lacey Custom Linens, Inc. is celebrating its 25th corporate anniversary. When Lacey incorporated in 1985, it pioneered the niche of supplying specialty table linens to the event producers. Spectacular growth was occurring in organizations involved in every aspect of the special event industry and their members needed sources for table linens to meet and exceed their clients' expectations. The media was chronicling the rise of the scattered associations into the event industry and filling with ads for specialty linens.

“Lacey is proud to have contributed in its very small way to the growth of the special event industry,” commented Lacey president, Jeremy Wilfinger, “Lacey has grown while watching the industry grow and gain recognition.”

The year of Lacey's incorporation marked a landmark for the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), the oldest and largest catering association in the world, as it celebrated its 1000th member. MPI (Meeting Planners International) and ISES (International Society of Event Specialists) were prominent organizations needing and using special linens. Founded in 1981, the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) organized independent wedding consultants. By providing education, credentials, standards of ethics, and peer networking, these groups and many others worked to foster recognition of the industry in the nation and the world. Now 25 years later the industry generates billions of dollars of revenue per year in the US alone.

The Special Events Magazine was instrumental in forging the special event Industry. Its pages recorded the exciting innovations and trends of the budding industry and an ever increasing number of ads for event linens. In 1985, the Special Event Trade Show debuted in San Diego gathering professionals from the different associations together for the first time. The very next year the Special Events Magazine presented the first Gala Awards, honoring the Top 10 Events of 1985.

While the industry was organizing, Lacey was growing. First Lacey pioneered laundry services for party rental companies in Southern California. It was a leader in the rental and sales of colorful linens, prints, and fabrics. National rental was opened up through telemarketing. As a resource for members of the unique industry, it provided wholesale pricing on specialized colors, sizes, and fabrics of table linens. With its website,, it has reached out to the backyard family event specialists and "do-it-yourselvers" with its MORE BARGAINS section while offering consignment sales to the professionals.

For more information about Lacey Custom Linens, Inc. and its products and services, please contact:

Linda Wilfinger
1-714-638-0630 or
lkw4711 (at) att (dot) net


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