Photo Gallery: Goodwill Industries

  • Goodwill is opening a brand new, state-of-the-art, hospital laundry facility. The plant cost $15 million and should be one of the most competitive in the state. David Graumlich, general manager of the facility, feeds a blanket thru the Blanket Blaster, as he trains employee,Shannan Fowler on the large machine that is made in the USA and can iron and fold as many as 580 blankets an hour, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Employee, Foyd Sogal moves freshly laundered and folded towels into a bin at the new Goodwill facility on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Freshly laundered and folded hospital gowns sit inside one of the Goodwill laundry bins inside of the facility, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Goodwill is opening a brand new, state-of-the-art, hospital laundry facility. The plant cost $15 million and should be one of the most competitive in the state. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Goodwill is opening a brand new, state-of-the-art, hospital laundry facility. The plant cost $15 million and should be one of the most competitive in the state. Employee Foyd Sogal piles up freshly laundered and folded towels on a conveyor belt. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Josefine Pelecios feeds a hospital gown through a Chicago brand small piece folder on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • David Graumlich, general manager of the new Goodwill facility, trains employees, Josefine Pelecios and Shannan Fowler on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 on one of the small piece folders. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Goodwill employee, Josefine Pelecios, pulls clean hospital gowns out of a bin and prepares to put them through a small piece folder that turns them out neatly folded when done. Pelecios and Shannan Fowler were training at the new facility on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Goodwill Industries of South Florida runs a portfolio of business ventures, including a contract to make U.S. flags for military funerals. DOUGLAS HANKS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Juan Pulgarin, 40, works his station at Goodwill's garment factory, sewing labels onto military uniforms. He is paid under a program that allows Goodwill to pay less than the minimum wage for workers with disabilities. Pulgarin is paid by the quantity of uniforms he works on for each shift. DOUGLAS HANKS / MIAMI HERALD STAFF