Over the last three decades the laundry industry has seen a tremendous amount of change. There has been the permanent press “revolution” in the early 1970s that created a whole new class of fabrics, the introduction of high efficiency tunnel washers that changed the mechanics of washing, increased government regulations that affect the formulations of our detergents and control the quality of our effluent, and the “information age” that impacts the amount of data and reporting we are asked to evaluate.
Planted just outside the shimmering border of America’s playground for grown-ups, Las Vegas, the Mission Industries laundry, serving mega resorts, is blossoming in the desert. Mission Industries’ roots date back to 1935, when founder George Ben Page rowed a boat out to speak with the admiral of the U.S. Naval Fleet anchored off Santa Barbara with the goal of talking the admiral into awarding him the fleet’s laundry business.
General Linen & Uniform Service -Two Million Dollar Expansion Heralds Future Growth for Family Business
For nearly a century, the Memorial Hermann Hospital System has been a leading healthcare provider for the greater Houston and southeast Texas communities --as well as one of the largest in the country. Its facilities have grown to include nine acute care hospitals, two long-term acute care hospitals, a retirement and nursing center, three managed acute care facilities, four specialty care facilities, totaling 3,171 beds throughout the system.
Operating a laundry at sea poses similar, but also very different considerations than those of laundries operated here on the mainland. Two key components to a successful ocean operation are the right equipment and operational efficiency.
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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.