UniFirst Holds Grand Opening at Taylor, MI, Plant

Posted May 2, 2024 at 6:29 pm

UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the grand opening of its new 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Taylor, MI.

Developed to accommodate a rapidly growing customer base in the Taylor and Metro Detroit areas, the new plant is technologically advanced, featuring the latest innovations in linen, uniform and facility services technologies and automation. The new operation and its team of approximately 100 on-site employees provide local businesses with personalized service programs for uniforms and workwear, as well as facility service products like floor mats and mops, wipers and towels, and restroom and ancillary business products.

“Our flagship operation in Taylor, MI, is at the forefront of the latest advances in uniform and textile service technologies and innovation,” said UniFirst President and CEO Steven Sintros. “Our expansion in this important market will allow us to maximize service levels to local business customers, allowing us to always deliver exceptional service and customized products.”

Spanning nine acres, the new facility supports greater energy efficiencies through investments that include heat-reclaiming equipment, contemporary rooftop HVAC units, and the latest-generation of high-efficiency machinery using less gas, electricity, water and detergents while producing hygienically laundered garments and textiles. This eco-conscious approach extends to the company’s cleaning formulas and detergents that are environmentally friendly while natural light throughout the plant offers a better employee experience while saving energy.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this world-class operation to the Metro Detroit market,” said UniFirst General Manager Earl Harris. “I’m proud that our Taylor facility houses the very best of all the technological advancements we’ve made over the years and is a flagship for future UniFirst servicing operations. It also reinforces our ongoing commitment to always deliver quality, efficiency and industry-leading customer service, and represents UniFirst’s long-term commitment to the local business community.”

The grand-opening ceremony included Taylor Mayor Timothy Wooley, Wayne County Sheriff Ray Washington, the Chief of Staff for Wayne County Sheriff Michael Turner, the President and CEO of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce Ronald Hinrichs, as well as UniFirst executives and staff. The event concluded with a tour of the new facility and lunch.