"We are a chain of laundry stores in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, and an Alliance Laundry Systems distributor selling industrial laundry equipment. We keep getting this question: what is the standard for laundries according to the hotel rating system? For example what are the laundry room requirements for 3 stars, 4 stars or 5 stars Hotel?"
I am not from a textile linen company, nor do I represent an interest in any textile linen distribution. That being said, I do have opinions and information that could differ from those types of sources. My interest is in the chemical technicians and the companies who are responsible for providing quality textile-cleaning results, specifically, the institutional textiles that are used in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
Quite often I hear discussions about sheets and the quality that a particular customer might be purchasing. Sheets differ in thread count, yarn size and sewing quality, and for the purposes of this column I willdiscuss blends, not exotics like silk or nylon.
Like many companies that are dependent on travelers, The hotel and motel industry has taken a hit. Owners and managers have had to review all areas of expenses and cost, including their linen service. In the case of properties that have on-premise laundries, the laundry department has had to look at saving money with variable costs.
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Gulf Coast Laundry Acquired by Swisher Hygine
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Swisher Hygiene Inc., a provider of hygiene and sanitation products and services, announced that it acquired Gulf Coast Laundry Services of Mississippi, LLC (“Gulf Coast Laundry Services”), a Mississippibased linen services company.
Gulf Coast Laundry Services provides linen rental and laundry services throughout southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, primarily to hotel, casino and resort customers. Concurrent with the acquisition, the founder of Gulf Coast Laundry Services, David Gross, will join Swisher Hygiene and contribute to the continued growth of its linen services business.
Total consideration paid by Swisher Hygiene in connection with the acquisition includes approximately $4.8 million in cash and the issuance of a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 350,000 shares of Swisher Hygiene common stock subject to certain restrictions, including acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange.