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Plant Design Awards — Special Honors, Outstanding New Build: Yale Cleaners

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Yale Cleaners
Yale’s 33-foot tower dominates the skyline. (Photo: Yale Cleaners)

Bruce Beggs |

TULSA, Okla. — Abundant landscaping surrounds the upscale, contemporary exterior of Yale’s new neighborhood drycleaning plant. A dry stacked stone tower standing 33 feet anchors the front. The building is finished with a massive L-shaped canopy, providing covered upfront parking and a double-lane carhop.

A bright, clean call office adorned with a brushed stainless steel wall and the blue-neon words “Convenience,” “Speed” and “Dependability” greets customers. The entire building has ceramic tile flooring, as well as energy-saving light fixtures.

Renzacci hydrocarbon drycleaning machines with Hoyt reclaimers ensure high-volume production. Workstations and equipment are arranged to eliminate unnecessary movement.

Other equipment includes a 48hp Parker boiler and hot water heater, Milnor washer-extractors, and finishing equipment from Forenta, Fuji Star and Unipress.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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