G&K Services, Inc. (GK) today announced its plans to expand the company’s operations in North Dakota. G&K has reached an agreement with the City of Bismarck to purchase a parcel of land and intends to break ground to begin construction of a new facility by the spring of 2014.
G&K has a long history of serving customers in North Dakota. The company began operations in the state in 1996, entering the Fargo market. It later expanded into Grand Forks and in recent years extended its service area to include Bismarck, Minot and the Bakken region. The new facility in Bismarck will further improve G&K’s ability to serve its rapidly growing customer base in the state.
"G&K Services is excited to make this investment to grow with North Dakota,” said Tim Curran, Senior Vice President, U.S. Field. “Our company has been doing business in North Dakota for many years. We look forward to continuing to grow our operations and delivering G&K’s industry leading service to customers across the state.”
G&K Services provides high quality work uniforms and facility services that meet the needs of a wide-range of businesses. The company has deep expertise in safety apparel such as flame-resistant and high visibility uniforms that protect employees and ensure compliance with safety standards. G&K is known for delivering market leading customer service, which is backed-up by the company’s Customer Promise. To learn more about how G&K can help your business, please visit our website www.gkservices.com.
About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customers from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.
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