April 10, 2013 In News
Columbia, Miss. – Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Crown Health Care Laundry Services Inc. announced today the company is locating laundry processing operations in the Marion County Industrial Building in Columbia, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $6 million and will create 150 jobs.
“Today is an exciting day for Columbia and Marion County as we welcome Crown Health Care Laundry Services as Mississippi’s newest business partner,” Governor Bryant said. “I am grateful to the company for selecting Columbia as the home of its newest operation and creating so many jobs for the area’s residents. I know our dedicated workforce will work hard to ensure the company’s success here in Marion County.”
“Today marks another strategic milestone in the continued growth and expansion of Crown Health Care Laundry Services in the Southeast,” said company President Don Haferkamp. “We are excited about the opportunity to locate our next plant in Marion County and look forward to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals who would like to join the Crown team.”
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided assistance in support of the project for modifications to the publicly-owned Marion County Industrial Building. Marion County provided assistance for building modifications and the City of Columbia provided utility infrastructure assistance.
“I am happy to welcome Crown Health Care Laundry Services to our state, and I am pleased MDA could provide assistance for the project,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “I appreciate our partners in Marion County and the City of Columbia who worked so hard to bring this great company to Columbia, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the years to come.”
Based in Pensacola, Fla., Crown Health Care Laundry Services, Inc. is an independent, full-service health care laundry processor and linen rental company. Founded in 1955, the company has been a linen and service provider throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina for more than 50 years. For more information, please visit www.crownlaundry.com.