MISSION, KS — American Reusable Textile Association’s (ARTA) recently held a sold out Green Summit in Quebec City. Held from July 22-23, the Green Summit drew 130 attendees including international attendees from The Netherlands, South Africa and New Zealand. The education conference was the largest ARTA has held to date. Prior education conferences were held in 2006 in Indianapolis and 2008 in Durham, N.C.
VON ORMY, Texas — Leave it to one of the industry’s largest players to institutionalize Green operations.
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Lapauw Acquired By Private Investor
BELGIUM — Lapauw and its affiliate Lapauw France have been acquired by Mr. Philippe D’heygere for an undisclosed amount. The Belgian based manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment officially announced that it has recently sold its rights to Mr. Philippe D’heygere, a successful international entrepreneur with special interests in global expansion.
“I have worked with the Lapauw family for 46 years. Following my first meeting with the new owner, I feel very confident that this agreement will provide the experience and resources needed to expand into new markets and bolster support to our existing distributors and customers,” said Andre Henrard, Export Manager for the countries outside Europe. The current management will remain active and no personnel change is expected.
In a joint statement to their distributors, the Lapauw family announced “Mr. D’heygere has international expertise and will reinforce the position of the Lapauw Group as a successful worldwide leader of premier laundry equipment.”