UniFirst celebrates grand opening of new Minneapolis uniform service facility

New facility poised to deliver customer service excellence and product quality


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (September 2023) — UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in providing customized business uniform programs, facility service products, and first aid and safety services, is excited to announce the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, Minn. The new 60,000-square-foot facility is designed to deliver exceptional customer service, top-notch product quality, and eco-friendly laundry solutions. It services businesses in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and beyond. To celebrate the official unveiling, UniFirst will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 12 at 11 am CT. The address is 2922 W. Service Road, Eagan.


The new customer-servicing plant is a direct response to the growing demand for UniFirst services throughout Minnesota. 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 percent in the coming years to accommodate the anticipated growth.


“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,” said 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.”


Spanning over five acres, the new facility also prioritizes sustainability. The facility utilizes energy-efficient equipment. These include heat reclaimers, contemporary HVAC units, latest-generation machinery for the production and hygienic laundering of garments and textiles. There is also LED lighting for greater energy efficiency. All cleaning formulas and detergents are 100% environmentally friendly. 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,” said General Manager Brett Grandmont. “This advanced service facility reinforces our ongoing commitment to serving local customers and their hard workers.”


Representatives from the local business community as well as UniFirst executives and staff will be attending. The event will conclude with a tour of the new facility and a catered lunch.


For more information about UniFirst, visit https://unifirst.com.


About UniFirst

Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, facility service products, as well as first aid and safety supplies and services. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company also manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. In addition to partnering with leading brands, UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products at its five company-owned ISO-9001-certified manufacturing facilities. With more than 270 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 16,000-plus employee Team Partners, the Company outfits more than 2 million workers every day. For additional information, contact UniFirst at 888.296.2740 or visit UniFirst.com.


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