Brockton, Mass – Construction will soon begin on Crown Uniform & Linen Service in Brockton, MA, a new 94,000 square foot processing plant. The facility, located at 309 Battles Street, was previously the location of a Howard Johnson manufacturing plant and Fairfield Farms Kitchen. Dacon’s work on the $8 million project will include the construction of 80,000 square feet of factory space with the rest devoted to office and amenities.
The linen rental and laundry service was founded in 1914 and is based in Nashua, New Hampshire. It provides uniforms, towels and other rental linens to thousands of clients across New England and has distribution centers in Fall River, MA and Boston. Crown’s president Chris Spilios hopes to fold the Fall River distribution facility into the new plant to help centralize their operations in Massachusetts. The plant will be completed by mid-2014, and could bring as many as 100 jobs within five years.
Dacon will be working alongside J.K. Holmgren Engineering’s civil engineering team and American Laundry Systems of Haverhill on the new plant. With a 20-acre site, Crown can expand its facilities as their needs grow. ”It’s going to look gorgeous,” Brockton Ward 7 City Councilor Chris MacMillan told local newspaper The Enterprise.