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2005-2006 Textile Care Processing and Distribution Benchmarking Cost Analysis

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. 

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Turning Up The Thread Count – What You Need To Know

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. 

Read more: Turning Up The Thread Count – What You Need To Know

Laundering Luxurious Linens

There is a new trend in hotel bedding. Many chains are beginning to upgrade sheet thread counts and comforter quality. They are also offering more luxurious materials and pillows than before.

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.

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7 Steps To Communication Success

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.

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Towel/Sheet Reuse Program Savings

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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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.

“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”

“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”

Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.

“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”