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Medical center sparks new industry in Moultrie

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The Colquitt County Regional Medical Center has sparked a new business in Moultrie.

Georgia Linen Services recently opened their doors, employing about 15 people with plans to grow. The company washes, dries and irons linens for Colquitt Regional and Turning Point hospital, both in Moultrie.

Jim Matney, the CEO and President of Colquitt Regional Medical Center had the idea to start this business because they use to send their linens to Savannah.

"One of our biggest expenses at the time was linen. So we got together, we got some local entrepreneurs, people together and decided to build a commercial laundry for healthcare," said Matney.

Colquitt Regional spends half a million dollars a year on linens.

The company opened in a vacant building in Spence Field. They're currently working on agreements with facilities in Ocilla and Douglas.

Matney says they hope to be up to 25 employees by this summer.

 

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