AmeriPride’s Hibbing, MN, Plant Profiled

Posted February 26, 2016 at 1:50 pm

AmeriPride Services Inc. recently had an in-depth profile on its plant in Hibbing, MN, published by the Mesabi Daily News, Virginia, MN.

The Feb. 24 article, titled AmeriPride Supports the Softer Side of Mining, describes how AmeriPride has operated a uniform rental business in this iron-mining area since 1934. Today, the Hibbing plant specializes not only in conventional workwear (“the dirtier the better”) but also supplies mine workers with high-visibility and flame-resistant workwear.

While there’s been some downturn in the local mining business lately, the plant is nonetheless processing some 41,000 lbs. per day, including 2,500 floor mats, the article said.

It all began in the 1920s, when company owners George and Frank Steiner came to the iron range for vacation and saw a business opportunity in their midst in Hibbing, which some years later would also be known as the hometown of rock singer Bob Dylan. Click here to read the full article.