The missionary age change in 2012 caused the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) to expand, which meant the BYU Auxiliary Services Laundry Building needed to be rebuilt and relocated to the southern area of Wymount Terrace, formerly known as Quad 7.
Demolition of the BYU Laundry building, the next-door Auxiliary Services Maintenance Building, and Quad 7 began at the end of BYU’s 2014 winter semester. The BYU Laundry facility was completed June 1, 2015, and can be found on the corner directly across the MTC expansion site off 900 East.
What is the major difference, besides location, between the first and current laundry buildings? The new facility is “quite a bit bigger,” according to dry-cleaning manager Andrew Kelson. To be exact, it's two-and-a-half times bigger. The first BYU Laundry building was about 17,000 square feet. The current BYU Laundry building is over 43,000 square feet.
The new BYU Laundry holds several offices, a copy room, a break room, a conference room, a larger storage area, and additional space for more equipment. The extra room has allowed for more machines to be used and for all linens, blankets, and sheets to be stored onsite. BYU Laundry considers this to be a big benefit, and it has allowed its business to grow. “Our potential for doing more business has always been there, except we didn’t have the space for it, and now we do,” Kelson said. “So that’s good.”
For further details on the MTC expansion, click here.
Writer: Megan Bahr
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