View Full Version : Laundry plant to break ground on new facility



metro
08-02-2007, 12:46 PM
I know this isn't big news, but it's more jobs to the local economy:

Laundry plant, jobs coming

By Zachary Warmbrodt
Business Writer

Uniform manufacturer UniFirst Corp. plans to open a $9 million industrial laundry facility in eastern Oklahoma City that could create 100 jobs.
The Wilmington, Mass.-based company decided to expand its Oklahoma City branch because its laundry business has grown, branch manager Tracy Caine said. Today, its office at SW 29 and Portland Avenue ships clothing to the company's cleaning facility in Broken Arrow.

"We've doubled our business in recent years, and since our essential mission calls for timely deliveries and responsive customer service, a new plant became an absolute necessity to best serve our customers, he said.

The new 72,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Interstate 40 will absorb the branch's 25 employees, and the company will hire as many as 100 new workers to process garments for $8 to $10 an hour, Caine said. The operation is expected to begin in September 2008, he said.

Inside the facility, UniFirst employees will do "what you do at home to do laundry, except on a massive scale, Caine said. Workers will separate customers' uniforms before placing them in mini van-sized washers and driers. Then UniFirst will deliver the clothes to the customer.

UniFirst will host a 3 p.m. ground breaking ceremony today at the construction site, south of California Avenue.

bombermwc
08-03-2007, 09:57 AM
So is that location over by the Petro place off MLK? Seems like a weird place.

Oh GAWD the Smell!
08-04-2007, 03:58 AM
Inside the facility, UniFirst employees will do "what you do at home to do laundry, except on a massive scale,


What...Lay it out on the sofa and jump off a barstool into the warm and snuggle-soft goodness, then let the cats camp on it for an hour before kicking it off on the floor so you can watch TV?

That doesn't sound like a very efficient business model to me.