On-premise and central laundry operators may have the impression they are operating in a cost effective manner until a comprehensive audit and review determines otherwise. Do you know how your facility would fare in an audit?
The most frequent reason for discrepancies between the laundry manager analysis and a professional audit can be attributed to miscalculating of actual clean (usable) pounds delivered, attributing an inflated value to added for ancillary services and/or failure to properly identify all laundry expenses.
While hospitals may be skilled at getting their patients to mend, down in the laundry it’s a different story. Industry experts estimate eight-out-of-10 healthcare (and textile rental/COG) laundries do not mend or patch. Many hospitals do not have the resources, knowledge, or skills in-house. Others outsource mending / patching to simplify management activities and responsibilities spanning procurement, sterilization, use, recovery, and treatment after use (laundering, mending, inspection, folding and packing) for managing sterile linen.
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Laundry to Reduce Air Emmissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases
BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.