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Paris Companies Opens $14 Million Healthcare Linen Plant

Bruce Beggs |

DUBOIS, Pa. — Paris Companies has started operations at its new $14 million Healthcare Linen Services plant in east-central DuBois, the company announced.
“The new state-of-the-art plant is one of the most efficient in the world and positions Paris as a leader in providing healthcare linen services in the Mid-Atlantic region,” the company says in a press release.
At press time, Paris said it would share more details regarding the new plant and its plans for growth at a June 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Paris’ corporate offices and Uniform Services Division will remain at their current location on nearby Hoover Avenue in DuBois. The move will provide the uniform division with room to grow, says Paris President/ CEO David Stern.
Paris was founded in 1918 as a drycleaning operation, but has shifted focus in recent decades to provide healthcare and uniform clients with textile rental services.
Paris intends to sell its drycleaning operations at the end of June to Town & Country Drycleaners of Clarion, Pa., another family-owned regional company. No job losses are expected to result.
“Most people in DuBois think of Paris as a drycleaner, but the reality is that drycleaning accounts for less than 1% of our business,” says Stern. “The majority of our business comes from the Healthcare Linen Services and Uniform Services divisions, which supply linens and uniforms to healthcare facilities and businesses in four states.”
Paris Companies plans to add a minimum of 40 jobs in Healthcare Linen Services, Stern says.
 

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Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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