UniFirst Expands TX Uniform Service
UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently purchased the uniform accounts from Zip Cleaners, Killeen, TX, according to local news reports.
Zip Cleaners will remain open and focus on its dry-cleaning services as well as services for restaurants, hotels and hospitals, the report noted. UniFirst already served the Killeen area, but will now strengthen its market position by gaining the additional accounts purchased from Zip.
All of the uniform delivery services will be handled by the UniFirst branch in Hewitt, TX, but the laundering and maintenance services will be processed in a new, automated plant that UniFirst built a little more than four years ago in Austin.
UniFirst recently began the transition with Zip and has received positive feedback from customers so far, the report noted. “They are excited and are accepting the change pretty well,” said Mike Ferguson, general manager at the UniFirst plant in Austin. “Obviously, we can offer more choices to the table, being a larger company.”
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