UniFirst To Build Laundry Facility In Perimeter West Industrial Park

UniFirst Corp. won approval to build a $6 million industrial laundry facility in Northwest Jacksonville in the Perimeter West Industrial Park.

The city approved a permit Monday for Dana B. Kenyon Co. to build the 52,000-square-foot structure on 5.62 acres at 4251 Perimeter Industrial Parkway E., at northeast Interstate 295 and Pritchard Road, according to our Jacksonville Daily Record News partner.

Adam Soreff, director of marketing and communications, said in January that UniFirst’s current 17,100-square-foot facility at 1446 Haines St. is a leased branch operation. It works with a larger servicing plant in Ocala to process the garments.

“This new facility will be a much larger, full-fledged servicing plant operation that can work independently from other UniFirst operations,” Soreff said.

He said UniFirst wants to expand its services and market presence.

Soreff said in January the new center should be completed by late this year. A second phase would add 8,707 square feet to the first floor.

Soreff said UniFirst, based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, will own the Perimeter West plant and will no longer lease the Haines Street location when the new building opens.

In the full-service uniform rental program, garments are cleaned and serviced. UniFirst provides work clothing and protective wear as well as floor mats, mops, wipers, and restroom paper and soap products.