BURBANK, Calif. — ARAMARK Uniform Services has opened a new 52,000-square-foot laundry facility designed for environmental friendliness in Van Ormy, Texas.
ARAMARK has provided services to the San Antonio, Texas, area from its Dallas plant for the past 15 years. To underscore its commitment to the local community and reduce its fleet’s fuel consumption, the company worked with GMA Design Group and Arco-Murray Construction Co. to build the new energy-efficient facility, ARAMARK says.
The new facility serves 4,000 customers in the South Texas region and employs 67 new workers. It’s capable of processing 400,000 pounds of laundry per week.
ARAMARK estimates that it will be able to cut fuel consumption by 32,000 gallons per year, thanks to the location of the site, which reduces the mileage necessary to transport laundry to and from the Dallas plant. The company also estimates savings on water use of 1.5-3 million gallons per year — 15-30% — thanks to the plant’s reusable water system.
The plant also utilizes a heat reclaimer to recover and reuse heat from wastewater, reducing the plant’s gas use by 25%. The plant will save approximately 3 million cubic feet of natural gas each year, the company says.