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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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.”