VALDOSTA, Ga. — Commercial laundry equipment distributor TLC Tri-State Laundry Companies reports it has opened a new state-of-the-art, 101,000-square-foot distribution facility here at 1560 Old Clyattville Road.
The company recently moved from its previous headquarters, occupying a series of smaller buildings totaling approximately 15,000 square feet, in Waycross, Ga.
The Valdosta facility includes more than 1,000 square feet of conference center space to be used for service training classes, vended investment seminars, factory service schools and divisional sales meetings.
Matthew Stephenson founded the company some two decades ago when he was literally “one man and a van,” the company says. Today, TLC Tri-State Laundry Companies has a support team of more than 80 dedicated professionals, with four locations in six states.
The Valdosta distribution facility is one of the world’s largest, TLC Tri-State claims, and is fully stocked with new and pre-owned commercial laundry equipment and parts.
Customers can stop by the new location to discuss everything from refurbishing a piece of equipment to picking up parts to obtaining financing for additional equipment or services; leasing, laundry build-out and rigging are all part of the packages offered, TLC Tri-State says.
The distributor represents Maytag, Speed Queen, Milnor, ADC and Chicago Dryer equipment lines in the region.
“The first time I walked into the corporate offices, I was struck by the size and layout, along with all of the services provided,” says Thurman Geathers, chief engineer for Well-Star Laundry Systems, a healthcare laundry provider. “More importantly, I was moved by the professional, caring individuals interested in providing for the needs of my laundry.”
It was especially meaningful for Stephenson to choose Valdosta as the new corporate location, in order to provide career opportunities and services to his hometown, TLC Tri-State says.