Grand Opening: Ecotex Kelowna, BC, Facility
Ecotex, Health Authority Leaders Cut the Ribbon: (l/r) Bryan Bartsch, Ecotex group vice president; Donna Lommer, vice president and CFO of Interior Health; and Randy Bartsch, Ecotex CEO.
With more than 100 people in attendance, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service cut the ribbon to officially open its newest linen-processing facility in the city of Kelowna. The new laundry began operations in June and was built in support of British Columbia’s Interior Health Authority, according to a news release.
Ecotex made significant investments in state-of-the-art equipment, technologies and automated control systems for processing hygienically clean healthcare linens. The plant is built around two new 10-chamber Milnor PulseFlowTM continuous batch washers and 10 Milnor 350 lb. system dryers, interconnected by an E-Tech ‘pod system’ linen transfer conveyer with a buffer of 46 CBW transfers. The facility also features Kannegiesser finishing equipment and Miura boilers. This new Ecotex facility, which was built in just seven months, was designed to support the current best practices in linen handling and infection control.
Ecotex is an established industry leader in environmental sustainability, and is certified Clean Green® for its environmental laundry practices. The facility incorporates the industry’s best practices for energy conservation and fresh water use and is designed to reduce the environmental footprint from laundry generated by a health system by more than 60%.
A family owned and operated business, Ecotex has been providing commercial laundry services since 1959, including laundry and linen management services to the healthcare sector for more than 30 years. The company operates hygienically clean-certified linen processing facilities in Canada and the United States. Learn more at www.smarterlinensolutions.com.