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Cost vs. Value For Laundry Equipment Acquisitions

As the state of the art in laundry systems and laundry systems design begins to change, the issue of cost vs. value becomes an important key when making procurement decisions. The following areas should be thoroughly examined before making a decision. Never before has this issue been so important.

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Planning Long-Term Energy Cost Savings for Your Laundry

Edison Electric Institute, on behalf of the nation’s electric utility companies, has outlined the following steps to help you plan how to get the most use from every energy dollar. Following a comprehensive plan can cut a laundry’s energy costs by up to 20 percent. The following steps are taken from EEI’s new guidebook, “Managing Energy.”

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Tax Day Plus

After the deadline for taxes has come and gone (at least for those who choose not to take the extension route), many within the commercial laundry industry are thinking about budgets for the bulk of 2008. Surprisingly, now might also be the best time to think about the tax deductions that will be taken - or ignored – on the 2008 tax returns.

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Halifax Linen Services Adds a Machine and Eliminates a Finishing Line

ROANOKE, NC – When Halifax Linen Services (HLS) began facing problems keeping up with their growing laundry volume, they sought out equipment to hasten operations and cut back on the laborious finishing process.

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Managing Your Inheritance

In the December issue I wrote about the newly hired (or promoted) manager who inherits a new team. If and when this happens, one of the most critical tasks on a to-do list is to evaluate your direct reports.   

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Textile Services Industry Gets National Spotlight

WILIMGTON, Mass. — Textile service executive Ronald Croatti recently appeared on the CBS-TV show “Undercover Boss.” Croatti is CEO of UniFirst Corp., in Wilmington, Mass. For most Americans watching “Undercover Boss” it was their first view inside a commercial laundry, which typically process between 10 million and 25 million pounds of uniforms, table linens, bed sheets, towels and more every year “The reusable textile services business is the original green industry,” said Ricci. “Commercial laundries reuse linen instead of filing landfills with disposable alternatives and continually discover new, innovative means to reduce energy consumption and recycle water. Our huge economies of scale allow laundries to use about two-thirds less water, energy and detergent than alternatives, such as washing at home, while hygienically cleaning textile products, improving disease control and reducing contamination.”