Office of the Mayor

CLEAN Receives Mayor's Spirit Award

In recognition of the company's growth and expansion in Downtown St. Louis

August 1, 2012 | 2 min reading time

Mayor Francis G. Slay presented the Mayor's Spirit of St. Louis Award to CLEAN (formerly Clean The Uniform Company) today in recognition of the company's growth and expansion in Downtown St. Louis.

CLEAN Spirit Award

Pictured above from left:  Carolyn Blassingame, Essie Rice, Jeff Hitpas, Mayor Slay and Jeff Lazaroff.  Carolyn has been employed with CLEAN for 25 years; Essie for 21 years.  Hitpas is General Manager of the CLEAN Health Care Division.  Lazaroff is Senior Vice President/Principal of CLEAN.

Family-owned and operated in the City since 1938, CLEAN built a 23,000-square-foot, $3 million addition to its existing facility at 1613 S. 7th St.  The expansion allowed the company to open a new operation, CLEAN Health Care, dedicated to industrial cleaning for the health care industry.  CLEAN's new health care division focuses on bedding, uniforms, and other cleaning services to surgery centers, hospitals, small clinics and physicians' offices.

CLEAN has 123 employees in St. Louis and anticipates creating up to 20 new jobs as pat of the health care expansion.  SLDC provided financial and technical assistance to this project.

CLEAN uniform operations

Pictured above:  Mayor Slay takes a tour of the uniform cleaning operations.

The Mayor's Spirit of St. Louis Award recognizes businesses that make major expansions or improvements to their existing locations, open or relocate to the City, and certain major City projects.  The Spirit Award program is administered by the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), the economic development agency for the City of St. Louis.

For more information about CLEAN, visit the cleanuniform.com web site.


Mayor's Office

City of St. Louis

  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
  • Topic:
    Business and Industry

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