“Fighting fires in dirty gear used to be “cool,” says Bob Carter, Fire Chief of the Hudson, Ohio Fire, Department. “Today we know it’s not. Hosing down fire-protection gear and scrubbing it with a long handled brush doesn’t cut it anymore.”
ORLANDO, FL -- When it opens in February 2002, Florida’s new Opryland hotel will stand as a testament to a successful collaboration in design and construction, rivaling its sister hotel the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee both in size, and design.
GIRBAU Acquires the Controlling Interest of Jean Michel to Strengthen Product Offerings in Global Markets
OSHKOSH, WI -- Girbau, S.A. acquired the controlling interest of Jean Michel, an industrial finishing equipment manufacturer located in Aix Les Bains, France. The acquisition will expand Girbau’s product line offering and strengthen the company’s position in the global commercial laundry market.
In the wake of architects' dreams, laundry planners' hopes and equipment manufacturers' promises, Duke Laundry in Durham, N.C., which serves the laundry processing needs of Duke University Health System (DUHS), is leaving its post-startup phase in quest of fulfilling projections of $400,000 yearly savings and a three-to-five year return on investment.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.