Unitex, a family-owned healthcare laundry service provider opened its Lawrence, Massachusetts facility. 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 over 85 million pounds of clean linens and uniforms annually and employ over 350 local people, according to a news release.
Currently operating eleven laundry processing facilities and one garment warehouse in the Northeast, Unitex 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. The dedication and resiliency demonstrated by our team, with the support of countless supplier partners, made this ambitious project possible,” said David Potack, president of Unitex. “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.”