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New LAVATEC Tunnel Washer purchased by Emerald Textiles to be installed later this year

August 10, 2022 - Leaders from Emerald Textiles™ stand next to a similar LAVATEC tunnel washer they purchased prior to the recent Clean Show in Atlanta. From left to right is Emerald's vice president of sales, Robert Hines and CEO Andy Kratky, with LAVATEC’s President Mark Thrasher, and western regional sales manager, Jim Slatcher.

Installation of Emerald's new LT100, 12-compartment tunnel washer with 220-pound capacity is expected to take place at its Colton, Calif. facility later this year. One of the largest commercial healthcare laundry and linen service businesses in the western United States, it is a continuation of Emerald's multi-million dollar investment in capital equipment.

Last October, Emerald chose LAVATEC and installed a new continuous batch washer system. It included a custom built, 12-compartment bottom transfer tunnel washer, a new 50-bar, LP583S speed press, six TT-745 gas dryers, a 4-pocket loading conveyor and shuttle conveyor, and a dryer shuttle control cabinet.

About Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc.
Delivering dependable commercial laundry equipment engineered for higher returns throughout their lifecycles has been the Lavatec Laundry Technology mantra for over three decades. Some LAVATEC manufactured equipment has been on the job for more than a quarter century. A rarity among manufacturers of continuous tunnel washers, LAVATEC offers center transfer, bottom transfer and double-drum construction options, plus a full range of readily integrated, end-to-end laundry system components: washer extractors, extraction presses, centrifuges, dryers, conveyor systems, pickers, feeders, ironers and folders. Simple design, durable construction, user-friendly operation and low maintenance are hallmarks of LAVATEC machines. A global leader with equipment in laundry operations throughout Europe, the Far East, South and North America, more than 8,000 LAVATEC machines have been installed in the United States alone. For more information, visit