MINNEAPOLIS — UniFirst Corp., a North American provider of customized business uniform programs, facility service products, and first aid and safety services, celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, Minnesota, on Sept. 12.
“Our new Minneapolis facility is part of our long-term growth plans focused on delivering customer service excellence and product quality to local communities throughout North America,” says UniFirst President and CEO Steven Sintros.
“Through the combination of our on-site uniform experts and the facility’s high-tech processing systems, we are well positioned to deliver top-notch services for many years to come.”
A ribbon cutting opened the 60,000-square-foot facility that the company says is designed to deliver exceptional customer service, top-notch product quality and eco-friendly laundry solutions to businesses in Minneapolis, the state of Minnesota and beyond.
The new customer-servicing plant is a direct response to the growing demand for UniFirst’s services throughout Minnesota, according to the company.
The facility will house 60-plus dedicated employees, providing local businesses with personalized service programs for uniforms and workwear, as well as the delivery and rental of facility service products such as floor mats and mops, wipers and towels, and restroom products. UniFirst plans to increase its workforce by approximately 20% in the coming years to accommodate the anticipated growth.
Spanning over five acres, the new facility also prioritizes sustainability, the company shares. The facility utilizes energy-efficient equipment, such as heat reclaimers, contemporary HVAC units, latest-generation machinery for the production and hygienic laundering of garments and textiles, as well as LED lighting for greater energy efficiency.
All cleaning formulas and detergents are 100% environmentally friendly, and natural light throughout the plant enhances the work environment while saving energy.
“We are excited to expand to the Greater Minneapolis market and help local businesses find solutions to their uniform and facility needs,” says General Manager Brett Grandmont.
“This advanced service facility reinforces our ongoing commitment to serving local customers and their hard workers.”
The grand opening ceremony included representatives from the local business community as well as UniFirst executives and staff.
The event concluded with a tour of the new facility and a catered lunch.
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