June 2005

Friendship in North Dakota Acquires Commercial Laundry

Friendship, Inc., part of Villa Nazareth, Fargo, N.D., has purchased Cyril’s Laundry, a commercial laundry in Grafton, N.D. “We are very excited about the opportunities this provides for the people we serve,” said Jeff Pederson, president and chief executive officer of Friendship, Inc., which provides services for people with developmental disabilities. “As a quality business, Cyril’s Laundry presents great potential for people to gain realistic work experience while providing a valuable service to our communities.” The laundry staff will be complemented by four staff members of Friendship, Inc., who will work with up to nine of the individuals served through Friendship, Inc.’s community-based program. “With the extensive North Dakota and Minnesota presence of Catholic Health Initiatives, Cyril’s Laundry may be of service to our hospitals in the surrounding area,” said Larry Schulz, senior vice president of operations for Catholic Health Initiatives. For more information, contact Jeff Pederson at 701/293-2957.