Emerald Textiles announces $15MM in capital projects that are underway with technology advancements and improvements across Emerald’s twelve commercial healthcare linen and laundry processing facilities, according to a news release. Emerald has invested nearly $50 million in capital since 2017 through new equipment, innovation, re-tooling of facilities, and the building of a brand new, high-tech facility from the ground up in Livingston, California in 2019. Since then, Emerald has doubled in size expanding the commercial footprint in December 2021 with the addition of six newly acquired processing facilities. Today Emerald owns and operates twelve linen and laundry processing facilities and three service centers that service the major Healthcare networks and Hospitals across California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
Emerald is underway with several new highly efficient, automated equipment installations, as well as facility improvement projects as part of a $15MM capital investment spanning across all facilities in 2022. Emerald’s strategic capital deployment remains focused on innovation, resource saving equipment and processes, automation, people, and productivity. Emerald’s unwavering mission is to deliver high quality products and trusted services to help our customers achieve what matters most: affordable and quality patient care. As Emerald invests in further advancements that creatively help to mitigate rising costs and market challenges, these investments are also focused on delivering superior finishing quality, consistency, speed, and precision for our healthcare customers that ultimately drive all around better service. Emerald’s facilities are designed and strategically built to provide unmatched contingency planning, able to withstand rapid healthcare demands, and remain agile in health crisis.
The largest of the $15MM capital includes the facility in Los Angeles, California and the facility in Livingston, California that services the Northern California market. Emerald Textiles Los Angeles will have received three project phases with final completion expected by the end of the third quarter. Beginning with a new LAVATEC 50,000-pound continuous batch washer, extended conveyor, new boilers, automated cart dumpers and new automated bagging system for isolation gown and linen packaging. Currently underway is the Kannegiesser E-Tech Rail System that will span across the soil side and clean side of the facility that will include new computerized sorting systems and dispatch of suspended linen bags on overhead rails that will transfer linen through the sorting, wash, and finalization process. Efficiencies and automations are key in our unwavering focus on Emerald Textiles’ customers, products, and service.
In Northern California, major expansion and growth plans are underway at the Livingston, California facility. Recently, Livingston installed a Kannegiesser FA-X Servo garment folding robot. Livingston is also preparing for the install of a new Kannegiesser garment finishing system.
Emerald Textiles is designed to meet healthcare’s most critically sensitive needs, and that means being positioned to support the high demand of its current and future customers where it never has to reply on other suppliers or partners. Emerald is built for strength and continues to remain self-operative with an expansive, well-orchestrated team who are committed to the highest quality care for the healthcare industry.