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RFID – Identifying Productivity in the Laundry Industry

For more than a decade the laundry industry has been exploring work tracking and logistics systems that employ bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies to keep tabs of everything from commercial uniforms and work clothes to rented formal wear. 

Read more: RFID – Identifying Productivity in the Laundry Industry

Are You Ready To ‘Leed’ The Way?

If it is time for a laundry renovation at your facility, I’m sure you’re considering the best machinery possible to help you conserve water and energy.  But have you considered a few renovations to your building design?  Just one or two design renovations at your facility can not only save energy and money – it is good for the environment.

Read more: Are You Ready To ‘Leed’ The Way?

The Equal Opportunity Destroyer: Stress And Burnout On The Job

Jane has been a team member in a laundry facility for many years.  It is a demanding position that requires her to manage multiple projects and many repeated tasks.

These challenges often leave Jane feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. She admits that she is not handling the job pressures well, and is calling in sick and missing days on the job. In fact, going to work is increasingly hard and her stress has become a chronic issue. She feels tired all the time. Her acute stress is painful and she has not found ways to discharge it. Jane is in danger of burning out.

Read more: The Equal Opportunity Destroyer: Stress And Burnout On The Job

Motivating Your Laundry Team

If you're frustrated in your efforts to elicit the best from each member of your laundry team, chances are it's not that they can't be motivated, but that the wrong methods are being used to motivate them.

Read more: Motivating Your Laundry Team

Forecast For The Future

After being a part of this industry for over 30 years, I’d like to take a look past day-to-day operations to offer a forecast for our industry within the next 20 years.

Read more: Forecast For The Future

Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Emerald Textiles Chosen As Linen Services Provider For Eisenhower Medical Center

SAN DIEGO, Ca. — Emerald Textiles™, a Southern California commercial healthcare laundry provider, announced its selection as exclusive vendor of linen rentals and services for Eisenhower Medical Center. Emerald Textiles operates a technologically-advanced commercial laundry facility that saves the county of San Diego more than 700,000 therms of natural gas and expects to save 40,000,000 gallons of water annually.

“We are pleased with the quality and cleanliness that Emerald is providing and proud to work with a provider who is focused on sustainability and the environment,” said Dana Francis, director of environmental services for Eisenhower Medical Center. “Since Emerald began managing our linen services, we have happier employees and patients.”

Emerald recently received the SDG&E Savings by Design Award, in recognition for its advanced design and extreme energy efficiency. Savings by Design is an award created by the California Public Utilities Commission and San Diego Gas & Electric