ELMSFORD, N.Y. — Unitex, a family-owned healthcare laundry service provider headquartered here, reports it has opened its Lawrence, Massachusetts, facility.
The company says the first phase of the opening is focused on the laundry needs of hospitals and extended care facilities in the market. Phase two, which will begin operations in 2021, will focus on the linen needs of outpatient healthcare facilities as well as uniforms, environmental service products and specialty textiles.
Once production is fully underway in 2021, the 188,000-square-foot facility will produce more than 85 million pounds of clean linens and uniforms annually and employ more than 350 local people, according to Unitex.
Currently operating 11 laundry processing facilities and one garment warehouse in the Northeast, Unitex says it is excited to open the doors to its first Massachusetts-based facility.
“Despite this challenging time in the world, we are thankful and excited to have put the pieces in place to open our doors in Lawrence,” says David Potack, president of Unitex. “The dedication and resiliency demonstrated by our team, with the support of countless supplier partners, made this ambitious project possible.
“We are looking forward to working with our new customers in the market and playing an important role in the Lawrence community in different ways.”