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Design-Build Firm Completes Healthcare Plant Expansion, Redesign

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(Photo: ARCO/Murray National Construction Co.)

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(Photo: ARCO/Murray National Construction Co.)

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. reports that it recently completed a facility expansion, process redesign, and equipment installation project for Hospital Laundry Service, a facility owned by Fort Wayne’s Park View & Lutheran Hospital cooperative.

The project consisted of two expansions, totaling 10,000 square feet, to the facility originally built in 1993. Work included a new clean dock; soil-sort expansion and retrofit; finishing-area redesign and expansion (adding automation, efficiency, and folding capacity); and installation of a new tunnel washer and dryers.

Construction was completed while the plant was fully operational, ARCO/Murray says. The construction schedule was phased and tailored around the dynamic plant schedule, with soil sort starting as early as 3 a.m. and finishing working as late as 7 p.m. Relocation of the finishing equipment was completed in phases to ensure the plant maintained adequate finishing capacity during the move.

ARCO/Murray attributes the project’s successful completion to close coordination with Mark Lennart, plant manager, and Steve Arnold, director of engineering.

Representing ARCO/Murray were Ed Kwasnick, business development lead; Elliot Mata, project executive; and Anthony Lovero, project manager. New equipment was procured through Carl Rees and distributor Loomis Brothers, and the material-handling portion was coordinated with E-Tech, represented by Dan Arbeiter.

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