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LAVATEC Emerges From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

AUGATUCK, Conn. — Mr. Albert Goudkuil recently announced that Goudkuil Laundry Machinery from Apeldoorn, Holland has acquired all of the assets and business operations of Lavatec, Inc. in Naugatuck, CT.

Mr. Goudkuil will be the President of the company. As a result of this sale, Lavatec, Inc. emerges from bankruptcy.

“The group will continue doing business with the same name and out of the same facilities that Lavatec, Inc. has operated from during the past 24 years,” said Mr. Goudkuil.

Key Lavatec employees that have serviced and sold Lavatec equipment and parts in the past will remain with the new Dutch employers. In addition, a full staff of past employees including parts and service technicians familiar with the Lavatec line of equipment will also remain.

The Goudkuil group has been in the laundry industry for 99 years, manufacturing and re-manufacturing laundry equipment for worldwide distribution. With their longevity and experience in this industry, they provide a substantial capital structure as well as a new approach to the American market.

Lavatec, Inc. has over 42,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space as well as 17,000 square feet of office space and parts storage in the Connecticut facility. They have over 2 million dollars in parts inventory ready to be shipped overnight. An experienced trouble shooting department and service technicians capable of supporting Lavatec equipment will continue as they have for these past 24 years.

In celebrating the new acquisition, the Lavatec, Inc. parts department is extending a special 5% discount on parts ordered until October 31, 2011 through their parts department.
 

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Laundry to Reduce Air Emmissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases

BOSTON, Mass. — Alltex Uniform Rental Service, an industrial laundry in Manchester, N.H. has agreed to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the Clean Air Act by paying a civil penalty of $65,000. They will also be undertaking a Supplemental Environmental Project with a value of at least $220,000 to replace old, polluting wood stoves in southern New Hampshire with new, cleaner models. Additionally, the company will install equipment at its facility to remove approximately 20 tons per year of emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”). G&K Services is the parent company of Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc. The EPA action grew out of an EPA inspection of the facility in July 2008.