Ten years since Hurricane Katrina wiped out the facility that performed laundry services for the Biloxi VA Medical Center and other federal agencies, a new building is open.
Roy Anderson Corp. in Gulfport built the facility that also houses dietetics.
The new building already has received three awards: Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Excellence in 2015, BUILD Mississippi Award from the Mississippi Associated General Contractors for healthcare projects under $5 million and National Association of Builders and Contractors Award.
It is the largest laundry in the VA system and most highly automated, with a water recycling plant. It features automated equipment to replace manual processes and ergonomic equipment designed to reduce the impact of motion for employees.
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Gabriele McAdory, chief of environmental management service for the Biloxi VA Medical Center, the new facility will be able to process up to 10 million pounds of laundry annually with 38 employees.