The North Heights Linen Service is a 25,000-square-foot facility that will serve local and regional linen needs for hospitals, and will be a worker-owned cooperative business. The project funding is spearheaded by the Amarillo Area Foundation, as well as many local banks. The business is projecting to hire 40 nearby resident employees, eventually expanding to 100 employees.
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“This means the beginning of resurrection for the community,” NHAA board chair Mildred Darton said. “It has long been neglected, overlooked and now with the coming of this facility, it will give the community the opportunity to own something that they never dreamed. I’m hoping this is just the beginning of something that will redevelop this community.”