New Crothall Laundry Services Plant in Operation

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Crothall’s new Manteca, Calif. plant provides laundry services to healthcare facilities in northern and central California. (Photo: Western State Design)

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Western State Design partnered with ARCO/Murray to furnish and install the state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment for Crothall’s new Manteca facility. (Photo: Western State Design)

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Western State Design, ARCO/Murray partner to equip, install project

MANTECA, Calif. — A new, 60,150-square-foot commercial laundry facility completed here by Crothall Laundry Services is outfitted with equipment designed to process 55 million pounds of healthcare linen annually. The LEED-certified, “steamless” facility has been operational since late June, and provides laundry services to healthcare facilities in northern and central California. 

Western State Design partnered with ARCO/Murray to furnish and install the state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment, according to Western State Design. The company also provided start-up and training services for the plant, which is estimated to save approximately 40 million gallons of water per year.

Natural gas consumption will also be reduced, thanks to the facility’s dryers and water heating/reclamation system, and Western State Design says the plant’s ironers “are the first that have been approved by the local air quality district in California.”

“This state-of-the-art facility will utilize the industry’s most environmentally friendly equipment, processes and chemicals, and will support the Manteca community by creating jobs at a time when they are much needed,” says Ian Bigelow, Crothall’s vice president of Engineering and Technical Services.

Equipment supplied for the project include an eight-module, 150-pound-capacity Continuous Batch Washer (CBW®) from Milnor; free-standing washer-extractors and dryers, also from Milnor; self-contained thermal fluid ironers from Chicago Dryer Co.; E-TECH automated Sort-on-Rail material-handling systems with conveyors and controls; a Colmac Industries self-contained gas heated steam tunnel with auto loader; and an Energenics double auto-feed cart washer. 

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