Bill recruits Don Dimmitt, a Production Manager at Spalding’s to join him at Universal Uniforms…first assignment to build a laundry plant at 1819 Commerce Road. Decision is made to wash clothing for uniform rental in the day time and then “stone wash blue jeans” at night. In June, the plant is ready for first new denim customers, Levi Strauss and H.I.S. Sportswear. Throughout the mid 80’s the uniform and jeans business grew steadily.