For the first time, the Clean Show is inviting associations from around the world to participate in its educational program at Clean ’09 in New Orleans next June 18-21.
Previously educational sessions were provided only by the show’s sponsoring associations: Association for Linen Management, Coin Laundry Association, Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Textile Care Allied Trades Association, Textile Rental Services Association of America, and Uniform & Textile Service Association.
In addition to education offered by show sponsors ALM, CLA, DLI, and TRSA, several industry associations will participate. U.S. associations include American Reusable Textile Association, Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council, and International Executive Housekeepers Association. Canadian Cleaners and Launderers
Allied Trades Association will also present sessions. From Europe, European Textile Services Association headquartered in Belgium and Textile Services Association Ltd. of United Kingdom will collaborate with Cinet to provide educational sessions.
Over 40 hours of education will be offered over the four show days from 8-10 a.m. Topics generally focus on new technologies and trends, business management and marketing, and environmental issues that face the industry. All sessions are included in the show’s registration fee -- $60 for pre-registration by May 22, and $95 on site.
“Many of the sessions offered command substantial fees when presented at any other time or place, and attendees can also see and compare all of the latest equipment and products in the exhibition, said John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the Clean Show’s management company. “That’s why our theme for this show is ‘Look. Learn. Listen’ -- Look at the newest technology, Learn from live demonstrations and peers, and Listen to educational programs from industry experts.”
A complete educational schedule will be posted on the show’s web site, www.cleanshow.com in November.
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.