Dedicates new facility to former UniFirst chairman, president, and CEO Ronald D. Croatti.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 2018) – UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, is hosting a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Tuesday, July 10, to celebrate the opening of its new $8 million, 34,000-square-foot Corporate Support Services Center, located at 3067 East Commerce Street in San Antonio, Texas. The new center has created more than 100 new career opportunities in the area, with a target of employing over 200 new employee Team Partners by 2019. This number also includes employment opportunities at the UniFirst industrial laundry plant that is adjacent to the new facility.
The Corporate Support Services Center was created to centralize customer service operations and enhance sales support to better serve UniFirst’s growing customer base throughout North America.
According to the center’s general manager, Albert Hinojosa, the vision for the center came from UniFirst’s former chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) Ronald D. Croatti, who passed away last year. “Ron’s goal was to design a facility that provided the best possible service to UniFirst customers throughout North America,” says Hinojosa. “We have certainly brought Ron’s vision to life and couldn’t be prouder of our new center that will focus on UniFirst customers on a daily basis for decades to come.”
Councilman Roberto Treviño will be representing San Antonio Mayor Ronald Nirenberg for the July 10th ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony, and will provide welcoming remarks. In addition, members of the UniFirst executive team from the Wilmington, Mass., corporate office, along with representatives from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the event.
“The UniFirst Corporate Support Services Center is a testament to the importance we place on the quality of sales and the services we deliver to our customers throughout the United States and Canada,” says Steven Sintros, UniFirst president and CEO. “We’re excited to expand our footprint in the San Antonio area where there’s a large pool of valuable talent to meet our staffing needs. This new center underscores our commitment to continually providing total customer satisfaction.”
In addition to the increase in local employment opportunities, Hinojosa says that locating the center in the East Commerce Drive location is a boon to San Antonio’s revitalization efforts to help attract more businesses to that area.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with 250 service locations, 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits nearly 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 888-365-1591 or visit unifirst.com.