Your successful laundry company is more than just your most valuable capital asset—it represents the realization of your dream. Unfortunately, too many exiting/retiring entrepreneurs (as well as their legal, financial and business advisors) leave too much cash behind because they fail to recognize the enormous value hidden within one of their most overlooked and underutilized business assets.
No doubt there should be a book or manual prepared on laundry design. The importance of the correct machinery and its size for a facility, the machinery’s placement and the actual laundry design should not be downplayed. It is the driving force behind a successful laundry.
There is widespread confusion today in in-house laundries about fundamentals of using ID labeling systems. Even those with long experience in housekeeping may forget some of the basics. The following is a refresher course on some of the most common questions and their answers.
Taking Control Of Your Insurance Claims -How one laundry bested catastrophic loss and the insurance industry
Insurance is a necessary evil for personal and business protection. Although the ultimate goal is not to make a claim, relief sets in by having coverage if and when a claim must be submitted.
Every laundry operation, large or small, should have a plan in place to manage the risks that are part of operating the business. Without such a plan, losses can leave the laundry vulnerable to failure, and employees and customers exposed to injury.
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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.”