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Senator Kelly Ayotte Tours UniFirst – Nashua Facility

NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) industrial laundry facility in Nashua, NH, recently hosted U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) on her first-ever visit to an industrial laundry. UniFirst is a leading provider of workplace uniforms, protective clothing, and ancillary facility services to businesses, large and small, within a wide range of industries throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Sen. Ayotte visits with Martha Hobbs - a 50-year employee of UniFirst in Nashua, N.H.


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The UniFirst – Nashua facility on Industrial Park Drive has 108 employees, servicing thousands of area business customers and processing roughly 241,000 lbs. of garments and textiles each week. These UniFirst facilities, of which there are currently nearly 100 in North America, pickup and deliver, hygienically launder, and professionally finish all work clothing on a weekly basis, as well as perform garment inspections and perform any needed repairs or replacements.

Sen. Ayotte toured the UniFirst plant on August 30 and took time to meet all the employees at the plant. “I appreciated the opportunity to visit UniFirst's Nashua facility and learn more about their work to design, produce, and maintain workforce apparel,” said Sen Ayotte. “I enjoyed meeting their enthusiastic workforce and discussing important issues facing New Hampshire families.”

UniFirst’s senior vice president of operations Michael Croatti and Nashua location general manager Greg Mazares led the senator’s tour, which included an overview of the company and the industry, as well as the many detailed processing steps of a high-tech industrial laundry operation.

While there, Sen. Ayotte also toured UniClean, the UniFirst subsidiary that processes and manages specialized garment programs for cleanroom and other “ultra-clean” industries. This niche business is housed within the same Industrial Park Drive facility as the UniFirst industrial laundry. One of seven operations across the U.S., UniClean in Nashua comprises 79 additional employees and services hundreds of business customers.

The tour concluded with an employee town-hall style question-and-answer session and a photo session with the senator and the UniFirst staff.

More information on UniFirst can be found at UniFirst.com.

About UniFirst
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with over 225 service locations, 275,000 customer locations, and 12,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.

CONTACT: Greg Mazares General Manager UniFirst Corporation 8 Industrial Park Dr. Nashua, NH 03062 Phone: 603.888.1323 Gregory_Mazares@unifirst.com

Source:UniFirst Corporation