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Blumenthal Uniform Company announces additional capital investment in SeaTac.

Joe Blumenthal started the Blumenthal Uniform Company in a small office in downtown Seattle in 1948. Blumenthal Uniform Co., Inc. is still a Northwest based, locally owned provider of uniforms and equipment for public safety, transit, postal service, security, and business with locations in Washington, Oregon, and California.

In 1991, a decision was made to open a new location near the Sea-Tac Airport in Des Moines, WA. This new location was necessary to serve the growing demand in South King and North Pierce Counties. After several years of increasing growth, it was evident that the Des Moines store was outgrowing its original location. In 1998, the store was moved to its present larger and more efficient location at 216th and Pacific Hwy South.

In 2007, the administration and accounting offices, along with the embroidery department was moved from the Seattle store’s building to a new location in SeaTac, Washington. Additionally, the SeaTac building provided the added warehouse space necessary for the company to handle the needs of larger uniform programs.

In 2008, after several years of contracting Tactical Jumpsuit manufacturing with outside vendors, the Street Command jumpsuit division was brought in-house. The company invested in an Eastman computerized cutting system, and the Street Command Tactical Jumpsuit division was located inside Blumenthal’s Des Moines store’s location. This change provided better quality and service to the growing number of customers that had added Tactical Jumpsuits to their uniform programs.

Early December 2012, Blumenthal Uniforms announced additional capital investment in SeaTac area through a recent acquisition of the site where the former V.I.P. Tavern is located on International Boulevard near S. 208th Street.  Demolition and removal of the old building is planned to be complete in early 2013 so that the property can be re-purposed to site a new store, clinic, or office. The future is still uncertain as to what the new use will be. Anyone interested in this location is encouraged to contact the company president, Mark Blumenthal at (206) 824-7711 x1002.

SeaTac is fortunate to have this family owned business operating, growing, and choosing to continue to make investments within our community.  We wish Blumenthal Uniforms much success in 2013 and for years to come.

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