VAN ORMY, Texas — Aramark Uniform Services is opening a 52,000-square-foot energy-efficient laundry facility in South Bexar County.
The facility has the capacity to process 400,000 pounds of goods weekly. Previously the Aramark facility in Dallas provided the San Antonio market with uniform services. Aramark invested in the local laundry facility to reduce its fleet vehicles’ mileage and fuel consumption. They estimate conserving about 32,000 gallons of fuel yearly. The environmentally friendly plant will be reducing daily clean water consumption between 15-30 percent with a reusable water system. Estimates are that the facility will save between 1.5 million and 3 million gallons of water yearly. A heat re-claimer will be reducing the plant’s gas usage by 25 percent with an estimated yearly saving of about 3 million cubic feet of natural gas.
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Laundry to Reduce Air Emmissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases
BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.