10-20 Services Inc. Opens Military Gear Restoration Facility
Professional tactical cleaning service opens flagship franchise in Lakewood
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (September 19, 2012)
10-20 Services Inc. , a company that provides professional tactical cleaning and repair services, recently opened its flagship franchise in Lakewood, Wash. The business cleans and restores personal protective equipment for military personnel as well as first responders and other technical professionals. The parent company of 10-20 Services, Mission Ready Services Inc., selected the Lakewood area due to the proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
According to Site Manager, Rich Burnite, the city economic development and permitting staff were more than accommodating to welcome 10-20 Services’ flagship franchise to the city. “I have never seen a city government support businesses in this way. We are looking forward to a successful future in the City of Lakewood.”
The business provides an economical approach for customers to minimize replacement expenses for body armor or other types of personal protective equipment. 10-20 Services’ cleaning technology uses computer controlled washing machines, engineered detergents, non-mechanical drying procedures and equipment repairs create a no-impact cleaning system that does not affect functionality. For example, 10-20 Services cleans and sanitizes body armor and fire fighter turn out gear without diminishing its critical, lifesaving properties.
According to Burnite, the company will grow to serve the United States Military on a national level. 10-20 Services plans to open eight more locations across the United States with the next one planned near Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
“This is the first of many locations,” said 10-20 Service President, Clay Williamson. “There is a great demand for our cost-saving service. If a military base can reuse equipment while maintaining a high level of protection for the wearer, that is a win.”
10-20 Services is largely a defense contractor. Estimates suggest 10-20 Services could save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in the coming years considering that the cost of cleaning, repairing and restoring equipment is much more economical than replacing gear.
10-20 Services, Inc. is located at 10111 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499.
About Lakewood, Washington
Lakewood is the second largest city in Pierce County and the eighteenth largest in Washington. It is strategically located between Sea-Tac International Airport and Olympia, the state’s capital. The city is home to 60,000 residents and nearly 3,200 businesses. Lakewood also is the host community to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Murray, two major military installations. In 2012, Lakewood was named one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance for the sixth year. In addition to vibrant residential and business communities, the city offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. These include: five lakes offering water skiing, rowing, and fishing; four golf courses; Fort Steilacoom Park, and Lakewold Gardens, to name a few. The city also is the gateway to: Chambers Bay Golf Course, selected as home to the 2015 U.S. Open; Mt. Rainier National Park; and Puget Sound waterways and islands.