Industry: Commercial Laundry Processing
Application: Conveyor & Equipment Support/Access, Storage & Warehousing Systems
- Minimize columns
- Maximize floor space and work flow
- Elevate storage to maximize efficiency of conveyors
Maximizing space and increasing efficiency for Florida commercial laundry facility
A worldwide leader in food services, facility management and uniforms recently purchased a 76,000-square-foot space in Florida to use as a laundry facility. They quickly realized that in order to maximize efficiency some of their equipment and storage would have to be elevated. That's where the teams at MiTek Mezzanine Systems and Arco Murray came in.
In order to process between 300,000 and 500,000 pounds of laundry per week, this facility needed more space than the 76,000 square feet the building layout provided. They knew going up with a mezzanine was the answer, but mezzanines have columns and they needed to maximize as much floor space as possible. They needed to find a mezzanine platform to provide them with a solution that would give them the most elevated space with the least amount of columns on the floor.
In order to reduce columns and maximize floor space, it was decided that the existing building structure would be used to support parts of the mezzanine. To achieve this, MiTek's professional engineers designed wall connections that integrated with the C-Channel framing. Along with Arco Murray, MiTek coordinated with sub-contractors to make sure that the point loads, conveyor loads, and footings were all properly in place to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency.
By working together, MiTek and Arco Murray were able increase this laundry facility's space by 14,000 square feet. Without this added area, the facility would not have been able to process the hundreds of thousands of pounds of laundry that come through their doors each week. Elevating the storage and some of the conveyors and minimizing the number of columns maximized the facility's work flow.