Century Linen employees receive grant-funded training

GLOVERSVILLE — Century Linen & Uniform Inc. employees recently underwent internal training thanks to grant funding received.

The Gloversville-based Century Linen provides healthcare linen solutions, work uniform programs, entrance mats, and linen services to other businesses throughout New York state. The firm currently employs about 330 full-time people.

According to the firm, Century Linen & Uniform Inc was awarded grant funding from the Workforce Development Institute to offset the cost of industrial electrical maintenance training.

Officials said maintenance team members of Century Linen attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Industrial Electrical Maintenance Training. The training included seven weeks of Sunday classroom and hands-on training taught by Jeremy Spraggs of FMCC.

The city of Gloversville last November was awarded a $750,000 federal Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Century Linen to upgrade facilities at 335 N. Main St.

The company has also expanded in the past year in other ways. It is now leasing a building at 125 Balzano Road at the Crossroads Industrial Park in the city of Gloversville. The 50,000-square-foot building is due to have renovations, and Century Linen is purchasing and installing new machinery and equipment.

Century Linen has stated that at least 32 new jobs are expected to be created with the $4.4 million expansion project.