ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — Halifax Linen Service, which supplies companies in the Southeast with commercial linen and uniforms, will expand its facility here, create 81 jobs and invest $1.6 million in the area during the next three years.
It was made possible in part by an $81,000 state grant, says Gov. Michael Easley. Halifax's expansion project includes construction of a distribution center to better serve its customers. The expected average weekly wage of the new jobs is $544 plus benefits.
"The expansion opportunity … was made possible by the strong support of the One North Carolina Fund, our local government and, most importantly, by the strong support of our family of employees," says Preston McElheney, Halifax Linen Service president.