PerformanceScrubs.com — a Nashville, Tenn.-based Performance HealthCare Products Inc. company — has invested $4 million to move its Cullman, Ala., manufacturing operations to a 50,000-square-foot, high-tech manufacturing facility in Florence, Ala., approximately one hour from Cullman. The company is offering all of its Cullman employees jobs at the new facility, and hopes to have at least 50 to 60 positions filled by the end of the year, with plans ultimately to employ three shifts comprising 65 workers each.
The new facility features PerformanceScrubs.com’s high-tech, on-demand manufacturing system that automates and integrates almost every component of the manufacturing process and allows for on-demand customization. The company reports its proprietary workflows and complex software will enable it to manufacture millions of garments in any quantity on-demand while reducing inventory costs and streamlining the supply chain. While the facility initially will focus on manufacturing scrubs and sleepwear, PerformanceScrubs.com says the factory model can produce any type of garment.
“We’ve spent years planning and designing our comprehensive system that has the potential to revolutionize how clothing is made,” said J. Kirby Best, CEO, PerformanceScrubs.com. “The rich history of garment manufacturing in Florence/Muscle Shoals makes this the ideal location to launch a state-of-the-art facility.”
The company’s medical scrubs and sleepwear are made using moisture-wicking; antimicrobial; wrinkle-, stain- and fade-resistant fabrics manufactured by Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company.
All garments, including components, are 100-percent Made in the USA.
Conveyor lines at PerformanceScrub.com’s Florence, Ala., manufacturing facility are part of the company’s on-demand manufacturing process and systems.