BE CREATIVE AND SUCCEED IN A DOWNTURNED ECOMOMY.
The laundry industry desperately seeks a return to stability, respectability and most of all profitability. I would estimate that this yearning will make 2003-2005 the years of deals, beginning with a consolidation trend in which the big get bigger and the others get lost. These mergers must take place in order for the industry to be profitable. There is way too much duplication.
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No matter if you manage a laundry, work in a laundry, or participate in a system that furnishes products to the industry, it should be understood that employees (that is all of us) expect more in life than work itself. We expect and should practice the philosophy that our lives have priority over work. If you are a smart manager you already know this, if you are a manager who will soon self destruct then you better get with the program before all comes tumbling down.
The response from Ty Acton and the 28 other Tingue Brown sales representatives who took part in the company's unique exchange program last year was so positive, that plans are underway to repeat the experience in 2001.
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.