Dacon Completes Unitex Facility Expansion

Unitex facility

Lawrence, MA – Unitex and Dacon have added 97,000sf of production space to Unitex’s Lawrence facility in response to market growth.

Focused on the life science and medical sectors, Unitex is a family-owned linen and uniform service provider with 13 locations in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and now Massachusetts. The first phase – 90,000sf for large-scale processing of bulk hospital/long-term care facility linens – was repurposed from the former Crown Holdings headquarters, a global beverage and food can manufacturer which had operated in Lawrence for more than 25 years.

President of Unitex, David Potack, commented, “Unitex is excited to expand our client service offerings in the Greater Boston and eastern New England markets with the construction of our newest facility, which will focus on outpatient and ambulatory healthcare locations. Boston is truly a healthcare hub for growth and innovation and our increased capacity to serve new clients in this market is an exciting development in the evolution of our company. We are proud of our record in constructing environmentally sustainable laundry facilities, where automation is paramount and helps us deliver reliable, consistent high-quality service and products to our clients every day.”

Lawrence is Unitex’s first facility located in the Massachusetts market. This year marks Unitex’s 100th anniversary with Rob and David Potack as the fourth generation of family members to assume leadership. The firm operates 365 days a year and has attained the TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification for its best management practices in operations, training and sterilization. Unitex’s strategy is based upon a green business model, investing in technology, operations, environmental quality and training focused on natural resource conservation.

Dacon’s CEO, Kevin Quinn, stated, “Unitex’s long-term heritage, community focus and environmental commitment underscore their business ethics and acumen. It has been a joy working with them.”