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ARCO/Murray Completes Paris Cos. Plant Expansion

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ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. recently completed a three-part expansion of Paris Cos.' DuBois, Pa., plant. The wash floor was expanded to make room for another tunnel washer and dryers, plus additional soil storage rail. (Photo: ARCO/Murray National Construction Co.)

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The soil-dock expansion was tailored to Paris' custom twin-level "super" trailers, ARCO/Murray says. (Photo: ARCO/Murray National Construction Co.)

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DUBOIS, Pa. — ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. reports that it recently completed a facility expansion and equipment installation project for Paris Companies, a regional textile services company servicing the uniform and healthcare markets and led by CEO David Stern.

The project consisted of three expansions, totaling 14,000 square feet, to the DuBois healthcare facility originally built in 2008. Work included a new soil-dock expansion (tailored to Paris’ custom twin-level “super” trailers), finishing-area addition (creating more folding capacity, supplemented by installation of another ironer line), and wash-floor expansion (creating room for a new tunnel washer and dryers, plus additional soil storage rail).

Construction was completed while the plant was operating three shifts, six days a week, and Paris’ quota of 900,000 pounds per week was not affected, ARCO/Murray says. Paris had converted to three shifts earlier this year to cover increased volume. With the third tunnel washer operational in October, the plant was able to return to two shifts.

ARCO/Murray attributes the project’s successful completion to close coordination with Tom Walsh, Paris Cos. director of engineering, and CJ Spencer, the plant’s general manager.

Representing ARCO/Murray were Elliot Mata, project executive, and Anthony Lovero, project manager. The new wash equipment was procured through Frank Constable and distributor PAC Industries, and the material-handling portion was done with Jensen Futurail represented by Simon Nield.

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