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ALSCO Completes New Sustainable Commercial Laundry

Media Release

Date 7th December 2011

ALSCO Completes Construction Of New Sustainable Commercial Laundry

ALSCO, supplier of rental linens, mats and uniforms, has completed construction of its new state of the art commercial laundry in Palmerston North servicing the lower North Island.

The purpose-built central Hub is designed to provide an efficient level of service to customers, using the latest technology, with a much reduced effect on the environment. The development will enable ALSCO to transfer services from some of its older facilities.

Key environmental benefits of the new state of the art building include:

 Enhanced natural lighting, energy efficient systems that utilise heat
recovery, specialised roof insulations and central ventilation systems.

 Water consumption will be reduced by nearly 40%.

 Gas consumption and the associated carbon foot print will be reduced by
the installation of a purpose built hot water generator.

 A trade waste system that incorporates two separate treatment stations will
lessen the risk to the environment.

 Heat will be recovered from water discharge and used to pre heat
incoming water.

 Electricity demand will reduce due to the use of modern efficient
equipment equipped with inverter drives.

ALSCO NZ Chief Executive, Tony Colenso explains: ` The development of the new ALSCO Hub in Palmerston North is part of the company’s continued investment in New Zealand and our commitment to raising service standards. It will enable us to bring a more efficient, high quality service to our customers. Not only that but we further improve our ability to achieve compliance standards, which is particularly important for our food service clients due to regular industry auditing.’

The new ALSCO Palmerston North Hub is expected to be commissioned in late December and will be officially opened next year.


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