Cintas Plans $6M Bedford, VA, Expansion

Posted May 8, 2015 at 10:56 am

Cintas Corp. recently announced that it’s investing $6 million in its Bedford, VA, facility to expand the space and modernize equipment, according to a local news report.

About 120 employees now work at this plant, which has operated in Bedford since 1970. “We’re a growing company, and we’re excited to be a stable employer for the community over the last 30 or 40 years,” said Jim Mercadante, Cintas’ general manager for the plant. The company received an additional incentive of up to $50,000 from the county’s Economic Development Authority to help defray the costs of the project.

Bedford County Economic Development Director Traci Blido said Cintas’ expansion is good news for local residents. “I think it shows their corporation is making an investment in Bedford,” Blido said. “We see that company growing, and we see them adding jobs and that makes a large impact on the county.”

The expansion will add 15 net jobs over three years – along with the development of 10,830 square feet of new operating space, new equipment and a new parking lot – according to Bedford’s County Office of Economic Development. In addition, the Bedford facility will be able to pick up processing from Cintas’ Pulaski service location, which doesn’t have equipment and currently trucks laundry to and from Raleigh, NC. Mercadante says that would cut the fleet’s drive time by about half. Click here for details.