As analysis, consultants and various levels of internal management continue to complicate and re-engineer laundry operational cost scenarios, it is apparent that laundry and facility managers require a revised cost benchmarking rule of thumb that will assist them in marketing their operations.
The hospitality industry has been turning up the thread count in sheets and towels. Duvet covers on thick pillow top mattresses have also been finding their way into once “traditional” hotel closets.
The Marriott family of hotels is one of the leaders in establishing a new standard in comfort when staying at a hotel. With higher quality mattresses, down pillows, down blankets and duvet covers, staying in one of these rooms is a treat to weary travelers.
Communication skills vary from person to person. Some people talk and never listen. Others don’t speak up at all. Some get angry and defensive. Others calmly state their opinions. One thing is for certain: Most workers could benefit from some further instruction on communicating effectively. When everyone achieves better communication skills, there will be a happier work environment, better relationships between co-workers and greater productivity.
Saving money by instituting a hotel-wide towel and sheet reuse program is a smart business decision. It also conserves water and energy, helping environmental issues like water and energy shortages. Your lack of a towel/sheet reuse program is costing you. But do you know how much?
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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.