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Cave City, AR - by News Assignment Manager Randy Myers

Cave City Plant to Re-Open

MAY 12, 2004 - Posted at 11:04 a.m. CDT

 

CAVE CITY, AR - Corporate officials with the UniFirst Corporation announced today the approval of plans to re-open their previously closed 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Cave City.  A former shirt manufacturing operation, the Sharp County plant was closed in 2002 due to "deteriorating cost competitiveness in the domestic garment business."

According to company Vice President Stephen Gaykan, the company will soon begin installing equipment for the manufacturing of rubber-backed carpet top floor mats, floor mops and other floorcare related products used in business and industry.  "We're pleased to once again be an active member of the Cave City business community," said Gaykan.

Gaykan says the plant's re-opening will mean jobs for approximately 125 people.

Company officials did not give a time table on when the hiring process will start, or when production wil begin.

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