News Release: CLS Cadillac Branch Open House
October 29, 2019
Family-Owned Michigan Business Opens New Cadillac Branch
Open House and Ribbon Cutting Event:
Where: 1539 Plett Road, Haring Township
When: Thursday, November 7th
Open house: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting will happen at 5 p.m.
Cadillac, Mich. -- Kalamazoo based Continental Linen Services (CLS) is hosting a ribbon cutting for their newest location in Northern Michigan.
The new CLS Cadillac Branch now serves as the depot and sales location for the northwestern portion of the lower peninsula.
CLS serves more than 1,000 customers out of the Cadillac branch. The upgraded facility is more than 6,000 square feet, with room for the family-owned business to grow.
"CLS Cadillac has grown very nicely over the years. It's a testament to the relationships we have fostered in Northern Michigan. Our Team Members are second to none. With the addition of our new location, this allows us to provide even better service for growth for many years. CLS is committed to our customer friends in Northern Michigan," said CLS President and Owner Kurt Vander Meer.
The textile rental and image company has had a branch in Cadillac since 1982. Senior Vice President and Owner of CLS, Sarah Wrubel said, "The new building represents our commitment to our Team Members in Northern Michigan. They have been steadily growing the business to the extent that they outgrew their previous space. Giving them a new facility will encourage their continued growth mindset and will strengthen CLS in Northern Michigan for years to come."
CLS partnered with Marion-based Dracht Construction for the project, which cost about $850,000.
The new CLS Cadillac branch is located just a few blocks away from the previous facility CLS rented in town. The company moved into the new facility in mid-October.
CLS Executive Vice President, Bill Aton said, "CLS made this investment to better support our Team Members and our long standing customer base in Northern Michigan. We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate our new location with the people it was built for."
CLS is inviting current customers and community members to join them in celebrating the new space with an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on November 7th. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m.
CLS has been a family owned business based in the Kalamazoo area since 1899. They are a textile rental and image company, serving more than 7,000 customers across Michigan. CLS also has five additional locations in Michigan, employing a grand total of 240 CLS Team Members company-wide.