Loop Linen Service, a fourth-generation family-owned full-service textile rental company, announced it will invest $15 million to construct a new 55,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art commercial laundry facility in Louisiana, according to a news release.
Founded in 1929, Loop Linen provides rental textiles including table linen, garments and walk-off mats for the food and beverage and hospitality industries. The company started as a local dry cleaning and laundry business on the west bank of Jefferson Parish and now has nearly 1,400 customers across Louisiana and Mississippi, with offerings ranging from uniform rentals to hospital services.
“Loop Linen Service is a shining example of how small businesses can grow into big economic drivers in our state,” Gov. John Bel Edward said. “This family-owned enterprise has grown steadily for nearly a century, creating Jefferson Parish jobs while supporting workers in the hospitality and health care sectors throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. I thank them for their continued commitment to our state and its skilled workforce.”
The company will retain all 125 current positions as it transitions from the Westwego facility that it has occupied since 1931. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 48 new indirect jobs in the Southeast Region.
“Jefferson Parish has always been Loop Linen Service’s home and home to our employees,” Loop Linen Service President Scott M. Burke said. “We are excited to continue the company’s growth here and contribute to the business economy in Jefferson Parish.”
Image: Left to right: Brandon Burke, CFO; Jo Burke, owner/vice president; Scott Burke, owner/president; and Tyler Burke, executive vice president.