Contact: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
Falvey Linen Supply Plans New Location and 100 New Jobs in Springfield
Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Falvey Linen Supply Officials
What: Announcement of Falvey Linen’s $7 Million Expansion into Springfield
Where: 100 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104
When: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
July 13, 2015 -Springfield, MA- The City of Springfield and Falvey Linen Supply Inc. today announced a plan for the Rhode Island company to open a new Springfield facility at 100 Brookdale Drive located in the East Springfield neighborhood with an expected investment of $7,000,000 and the creation of over 100 new jobs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Falvey Linen to Springfield,” said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno. “This is a company with a history of success and will add more good paying jobs for our residents and be a great addition to our business community. The word is out and Springfield is on the rise.”
Falvey Linen Supply is based in Cranston, RI, with facilities in the Hartford area as well as Eastern Massachusetts. The family owned and operated company was founded in 1929. Their commercial laundry business has grown throughout their 86-year history and is currently managed by James and Patricia Falvey O'Hara, along with their daughter Kaitlin O’Hara, who is the fourth generation of the Falvey family. They plan to make an investment of $7,000,000 for the purchase of a 240,000 square foot building on 17 acres of land, including renovations and new laundry equipment for 100 Brookdale Drive.
The company is currently doing due diligence procedures on the project including: permitting activities, building design, and water and sewer. This project will create new tax revenue from the redevelopment of 100 Brookdale Drive, provide new job opportunities and create economic spin-off to area businesses. The company is seeking incentives through the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program which would require participation of a local tax increment financing agreement, to help assist with the significant investment.
“We’ve talked recently about how some of the major projects can lead to spinoff jobs of companies in the supply chain,” said Kevin Kennedy, Chief Development Officer. “Falvey Linen is a first class company that is looking to get into our market and this region, and certainly a factor in that is our growing hospitality industry with MGM Springfield. We’re excited to welcome them to Springfield.”