FOREST CITY, N.C. — A new healthcare laundry company, River Textile Services (RTS), will be opening a 62,500-square-foot laundry here this summer, according to Chairman/CEO George Ferencz.
RTS will spend more than $1.5 million to “upfit” an existing warehouse in Forest City, according to Rutherford County Commission Chairman Brent Washburn.
Ferencz says RTS will immediately hire 40 employees and expand to 55 in its first year. The plant will have an annual processing capacity of more than 30 million pounds.
“RTS is committed to being a partner with hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory centers, and all medical facilities in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina and East Tennessee,” he says.
Ferencz was previously vice president of the Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), where he worked for 14 years.