Aramark has reopened its Nashville laundering facility following a devastating EF3 tornado that destroyed its Aramark Uniform Services building in March 2020, along with many other local businesses, family homes, and anchor institutions in the community, according to a news release.
The newly constructed Nashville plant, which softly resumed operations in January of this year, officially opened its doors on Wednesday, March 23, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour hosted by Aramark and the Chamber of Commerce, marking the two-year anniversary of the natural disaster.
“The reopening of our state-of-the-art laundering facility is a testament to Nashville’s resilience and to the commitment and dedication of our Aramark team who worked tirelessly to service our loyal clients throughout this time of extraordinary challenge,” said Kim Scott, President & CEO of Aramark Uniform Services. “We are honored to play a part in the rebuilding of this incredible community and look forward to serving the great people and businesses of Nashville for many years to come.”
Aramark Uniform Services delivers a wide range of workplace apparel and supply programs including high-quality uniforms, first aid, restroom, and sanitation products, innovative and sustainable cleaning solutions, and laundry services to help businesses elevate their brand image and create safer environments.
Despite the disaster, the company continued to service more than 2,000 customers during the facility rebuilding process. This included diverting 550,000 pounds of laundry to five neighboring Aramark facilities to mitigate disruptions and support Nashville area businesses in their efforts to continue operations while dealing with impacts from the devastating storm. Aramark also assisted the Nashville community in planting trees in neighborhoods that were affected by the tornado.
The new, 109,000-square-foot facility offers a laundering capacity of one-million pounds and provides a range of employment opportunities to the Nashville community.
Photo Credit: Nashville Chamber of Commerce