Plant Design Awards — Special Honors, Outstanding Reconstruction: Tower Cleaners, Calgary, Alberta


Tower Cleaners
Ceiling-hung fixtures keep the floor clear. (Photo: Tower Cleaners)

Bruce Beggs |

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada — Tower Cleaners transformed a 16,000-square-foot building once used for welding and painting aluminum railings to combine its two plants there. It is centrally located for easy access to its 26 dry stores throughout Calgary.

The production floor features three perc drycleaning machines, a hydrocarbon machine, and Huebsch and UniMac washers using Seitz detergents. Finishing equipment is all Unipress, with the exception of some Forenta glide back presses.

The epoxy-coated “granite” floor contrasts the red Metalprogetti conveyor system used to move garments from the cleaning area to each press. When the presser is finished, the garment is placed back on the distribution conveyor and transported to the inspection area.

The CRDN franchise processes fire and flood work, with special areas assigned for removal of smoke odors, and to process shoes, purses, plants, etc.

Tomorrow: Special Honors, Outstanding Plant-on-Premises

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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