Controlled Environments (CE): How long did
construction take? Where did production take
place during the construction process?
Brad Drummond (BD): Construction of the facility was initiated in the first week of July once the
site was identified and the permits were obtained.
The construction process was initially completed
CE: What kind of instruments and equipment are
in the first week of December. Operations started
in January after the cleanroom and controlled
areas were certified and the equipment was vali-
dated. Since this was a new facility there was no
need to service existing customers, these were
serviced by our other cleanroom processing facili-
ties. Customer garments were not transferred until
the new plant was complete and approved by the
used in the clean area?
BD: As a cleanroom laundry we use the typical
devices that are needed to clean garments (A short
list of the equipment used is below). All equipment is manufactured using cleanroom compatible
materials such as stainless steel for garment contact
• Washer: Cleanroom compatible pass-thru
• Cleanroom HEPA filtered dryers
• Validated polyethylene bags sealer
• Deionized water system
• Particle testing apparatus
CE: How many employees do you have? What
• Helmke Drum
• ESD test meters and environmental condi-
• Aerosol particle counters
kind of work do they do?
BD: Over the next three years, the new opera-
tion is expected to create approximately 120 new
local jobs. Currently, there are approximately 60
employees who are employed in the following
• Cleanroom Associates handle the garments
once they have been through the wash process;
these folks dry the garment and they inspect
them and seal them in the cleanroom compat-
Facility Profile: Aramark Cleanroom —
Aramark announced in February 2017 that it opened a 34,350 sf facility in McKinney, Texas to provide expanded cleanroom services to customers throughout the southwestern U.S. Over the next three years, the new operation is expected to create approximately 120
new local jobs. Controlled Environments spoke to Brad Drummond, Chief Operating Officer for
Aramark Uniform Services, for details about this new cleanroom facility.
Full view of cleanroom.
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