Through the combined efforts of TheLINK Economic Development Alliance, Lee County, and the City of Bishopville, Crown Health Care Laundry Services, a provider of linen and laundry processing exclusively for healthcare organizations, is set to begin operations in Bishopville, SC later this fall. With the creation of 160 jobs and a $12 Million Dollar investment, the Bishopville facility will operate from the I-20 Industrial Park, right off Interstate Exit 116. Since 1955, Crown has provided laundry services to healthcare facilities, namely hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, rehab centers, physician practices and other healthcare entities.
“Crown is very excited about our most recent expansion and bringing 160 employment opportunities to Bishopville and the State of South Carolina. Bishopville is the ideal location for Crown to better service our existing customer base in South Carolina and extend our proven quality service to other hospitals in the Palmetto State and other strategic markets that are easily accessible from Bishopville.” Don Haferkamp, President and CEO of Crown Laundry.
“We are pleased that Crown Laundry recognized the countless assets and resources offered in TheLINK Region,” commented Gordon Eckley, Board Chairman of TheLINK Economic Development Alliance, “We trust that these things coupled with our devoted leaders will benefit them greatly as they ramp up their Bishopville operations.”
“The City of Bishopville is elated to help secure this project that will so greatly impact all of us,” Remarked Alexander Boyd, Bishopville Mayor. “It is always great to see dedicated efforts come into fruition.
Crown Laundry’s presence will effect both the City of Bishopville and Lee County.
“Indeed, we are thrilled about this partnership. It represents an incredible opportunity for this community in terms of the number of jobs that will be created and the lives that will be changed.” Lee County Council Chairman, Travis Wyndam.
“While a strategic location is important in our industry”, Haferkamp said, “it was the quality of the people and the strong work ethic that ultimately drew Crown to the area. We cannot wait to get the doors open and start producing the quality product and service that our customers demand and have come to expect from Crown Health Care Laundry Services.”
Headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, Crown Laundry is set to begin operations late fall this year. Employment seekers are encouraged to contact ReadySC.org. For more information about Crown Healthcare Laundry Services, visit www.crownlaundry.com.http://www.crownlaundry.com