New jobs are coming to the Delta.
Healthcare laundry company Westport Linen Services will create 75 new jobs by locating operations in Greenville. With a $5.8 million corporate investment, the move will also retain 75 existing jobs through the Baton Rouge headquartered company’s purchase of Broadway Linen Services.
“This year has gotten off to a great start in terms of job creation, and I am proud to announce even more jobs heading to our great state by way of Westport Linen,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “The company’s decision to retain 75 existing jobs in Greenville in addition to creating 75 new jobs is more great news as job retention also is critical to sustaining and building stronger communities. I thank the Westport Linen team for its investment in the Mississippi Delta and the region’s workforce.”
Serving the healthcare industry, the company is capable of processing more than 82 million pounds of healthcare linens per year through its facilities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In an effort to increase production in Greenville, the company will modernize the facility with three new manufacturing lines.
“We are extremely excited and fortunate to work with the city of Greenville, Washington County and the Mississippi Development Authority. Our commitment is in creating a consistent job base that allows the employees to grow and excel in all facets of their careers,” Westport Linen CEO and Founding Member Eddie Lefeaux said. “Our investment in technology and the latest equipment will ensure that we are here for the long term. Our clients will soon see that reliability and dependability with our products and services.”
MDA is providing assistance for workforce training. Westport Linen began operations in Greenville in December and plans to begin making improvements to the facility in the near future.