In Business for 75 years
A&A Wiping Cloth can proudly say we have been helping our customers for the past 75 years with all their wiping needs. We have changed and adapted our business throughout the years to be the dominant force in the Southern California rag and wiping industry. The reason we are still thriving is because of our amazing and loyal customers. It feels good to know we have grown and also our clients businesses have as well.
A&A Wiping Cloth is a family run business spanning over 3 generations. As the story goes, after World War 2 Sam Berg became interested in expanding his textile recycling operations. Along with other items, Sam began shipping dozens of containers of used clothing out of the Long Beach ports to Japan. The used clothes that were damaged, ripped or torn were cut into recycling rags. Sam realized there was a bigger market for these clothing and linen scraps and started branching out to customers throughout Southern California.
Sam’s son Stephan took over the business in 1960 and continued to grow the business into the main supplier of textile recycling in the Los Angeles area. He also expanded to recycling linens from hotels, hospitals and laundry facilities.
In the spirit of growing the company, Jeremy Berg was passed the torch as the new business owner in 2008. With help from his dedicated staff he has been able to grow the business that focused on the Los Angeles industrial area to the entire Southern California market to include San Diego all while operating at the same address where it all started. Jeremy has also been able to introduce microfiber products, new towels and paper goods.
Today we are proud to say our team recycles 600,000 lbs of linens a month and would like to thank our customers for allowing us to continue to thrive in this market.