• Packout Operators take the finished product
and assemble it into the final shipping configuration.
• Shipping/Receiving Associates handle the
garments as they come in and subsequently
shipped out of the plant. They are responsible
for confirming that the appropriate documentation accompanies each clean shipment of
• The Quality Assurance Manager
monitors the process and products for compliance with required
CE: What’s the square footage of the
cleanroom area? What about other
areas like a gowning area/ante room?
How big is the overall facility?
BD: This plant has a 5,500 sf clean-room/controlled environment. This
includes approximately 300 sf of ancillary areas such as gown rooms and
de-gown rooms. This is out of a total
building footprint of 34,350 sf.
CE: What are some highlights of the
BD: The new facility includes the newest solid state water deionizing systems
as well the most recent version of our
wash aisle that allows the processing of
garments from various types of customers. The facility features our enhanced
goggle drying applications in which the
goggles are washed in DI water and then
dried in a stream of HEPA filtered air.
The final packaging room is designed
for maximum efficiency by allowing the
presorting of product before it is presented to the operator who scans it.
CE: Describe the cleaning process —
does your staff perform these duties,
or do you hire it out?
BD: The cleanroom is cleaned by
a service company that utilizes
MicronSwep, Aramark’s reusable ceil-ing-to-floor microfiber mop system
and cleanroom-laundered microfiber
wipes for other surfaces.
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Controlled Environments. marybeth.
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