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Crown Linen Considers Moving to Brockton

Company ponders relocating its plant from Fall River to Brockton, MA

Crown Uniform & Linen Service, Nashua, NH, is contemplating shutting down its Fall River, MA, facility to move to a new location in Brockton, MA, according to a recent report in The Enterprise, a newspaper based in Brockton. The City Council Finance Committee recommended giving the company a $1 million tax break over 13 years to make the move.

Crown owner Chris Spilios asked for a tax financing plan in order for the company to make the move to the plant, which formerly was a Howard Johnson manufacturing facility. Under the proposed plan, the company would receive a full property tax break on all improvements it makes during the first five years, a 95% break for the next three years, a 90% break for a year, an 85% break the following year and then a 10% tax break for the final three years of the deal. The company would always pay taxes on the base value of the property.

Crown currently has two laundry facilities in Massachusetts – Boston and Fall River. Spilios said the company has outgrown its Fall River location and is looking to move the plant closer to Boston, according to the report. Spilios added that if the company relocates, he hopes to move all 30 of the Fall River employees to the Brockton plant, as well as add five more jobs.

The tax proposal must be approved by the full City Council, as well as the Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, according to the article. To read the full report, click here.