Alliance Laundry Systems focuses on Expansion

Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Alliance Laundry Supplier reports it has purchased a former Manitowoc Crane plant of more than 330,000 square feet which will be used to help grow production at their Ripon location.

The action will create up to 250 positions, helping to boost the local economy. The move is not intended to reduce positions in Ripon, according to the company, as staff will be redeployed elsewhere in that facility. Cost of the project, which also includes upgrades to the Ripon facility, is approximately $30 million.

Mike Schoeb, CEO of Alliance Laundry Systems: “Today marks an exciting new chapter in our company’s 111-year history. By shifting some functions to the new facility, we will be able to grow high-value production locally and increase the output of this factory with additional job creation in both communities.” Brad Nye, the company’s vice president of manufacturing states: “Despite expansions through the years, our Ripon plant is capped out and struggles to remain fully staffed up. As we anticipate significant increased demand for our products, we had to find a way to drive efficiency, increase production and maintain our commitment to our team members along with the local community.”