McClure Industries Inc.



Del McClure, the founder of McClure Industries, is a veteran of the laundry industry. As a maintenance engineer he saw that no thought had been put into the design and manufacture of carts used in laundries. He recognized problems in design and construction: carts that couldn’t hold weight without bulging, carts that were difficult to maneuver, and carts that caused back injuries from repetitive movement.

Del McClure coupled his insight, engineering experience and his knowledge of fiberglass construction and developed the line of Sanitrux carts. McClure Industries can count several ‘firsts.’ The Spring Platform cart solved the problem of emptying heavy loads piece by piece. As the pieces are unloaded, the platform bottom raises, eliminating bending and decreasing the time it takes to unload a cart.  Another ‘first’ is the Turn-About cart. Shelves hold clean, folded laundry for dispensing. When empty, the shelves convert to sides creating a bin-style cart for dirty laundry…one cart that does two jobs.

In the 1980’s, Del McClure realized the involvement of carts in laundry fires. He and his team developed a new fiberglass mixture that is fire retardant. McClure Industries spent thousands of dollars having this new fiberglass mixture tested by independent laboratories to scientifically measure and ensure it’s fire retardant properties. Sanitrux now bears the highest seal of approval, certified Class II Fire Retardant by Warnock Hersey/Intertek. This certification ensures that each Sanitrux cart meets all requirements of all State and National fire codes, including California Title 19.

Having a great deal of insight, Del McClure recognized another problem in hospital laundries: the issue of re-infection. He and his team developed the Saniwash cart washer to alleviate two problems: 1)re-infection, 2)harsh chemicals that could not be applied by hand. Today, because of health concerns about hospital acquired infections, Saniwash is widely acknowledged as an integral part of hospital and commercial laundries.

McClure Industries continues to recognize problems and develop systems to solve them. Their products are built by craftsmen who carry on the legacy of quality construction to each detail.

McClure Industries, Inc.
9051 SE 55th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

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