NEW ORLEANS — ARCO/Murray recently started construction on a 63,500-square-foot hospitality laundry facility for Starr Textile Services, located here at 312 Timesaver Ave.
The new facility is being constructed to service the New Orleans hotel market and is scheduled to be completed later this year. Starr Textile has experienced rapid growth recently and has outgrown its existing laundry facility on Magazine Street.
As part of the construction scope, ARCO/Murray is retrofitting the existing warehouse space and providing a complete build-out to accommodate the new and relocated laundry equipment, including two tunnel washers, several washer-extractors, batch dryers, as well as pony washers and dryers, the design/build contractor reports.
All equipment is being provided by Pellerin Laundry Machinery Sales Co., the Milnor/Chicago Dryer distributor local to New Orleans. Pellerin is also supplying the soil-side rail system, which is manufactured by E-Tech.
The mechanical room equipment is being provided by Kemco Water Systems, Fulton Boilers, and Ingersoll Rand Air Compressors.
The project is scheduled to finish in time for Starr Textile to relocate its equipment and laundry operations from its existing facility and begin operations by the end of October.