COLUMBIA, S.C. — Holy City Linen, a commercial laundry service company, reports it plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The company’s $12.4 million investment will create 254 new jobs.
The company had planned to open a new 35,000-square-foot facility in North Charleston on Memorial Day. The new facility, which broke ground in September, was originally a $9 million expansion designed to handle more than 20 million pounds a year and add 60 full-time jobs.
The opening, which was reported by American Laundry News in February, was delayed by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
However, instead of losing business, owner Ann Son says interest in the operation allowed her to increase the expansion.
“Since your article was published, and COVID-19, we have had a tremendous amount of interest from the medical sector, which also increased the proposed job creation numbers,” she says. “There was an increase in materials, but also it includes additional equipment that we added, and a rail system.”
Founded in 2016 in Mount Pleasant, Holy City Linen provides a quality, eco-friendly commercial laundry service throughout the Charleston area.
“This expansion will allow Holy City Linen to further its mission in providing a hygienically clean product and quality commercial laundry service in an eco-friendly manner,” Son says.
The second facility will be located at 1275 Remount Road in North Charleston. Holy City Linen says the increase in capacity will allow it to meet growing demand in the medical and hospitality industries.
Son says the expansion is expected to be online in August.
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