YORK, PA – Situated in York, Pennsylvania, the prominent landmark, The Yorktowne Hotel, reflects the nostalgic roaring twenties. This historic landmark built in 1925 has evolved through the years but its old time charm remains.
Old linens provide new comfort for the homeless
It’s “lights out” at the homeless shelter in Atlanta. Silhouetted in the dark, a weary, elderly gentleman lays his head on a pillow for the first time in months. No stranger to life on the street, the comfortable bed and soft, fine linens are a welcome respite from his usual places of slumber.
Empty classrooms, quiet dorms and fragrant flowers creeping over walkways may make Penn State University may look lazy during the summer months. But one part of campus is working harder than ever: the Penn State University Laundry Service. The laundry service serves the campus' own hotel, conference center and inn, which pack the campus with extra people--and extra laundry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The memberships of the Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA) and Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) have each approved a plan for consolidating into one national association representing the entire textile services industry effective January 1, 2006.
It’s always disconcerting to accidentally launder a dollar bill, more so, a ten or a twenty. And who hasn’t? Fortunately, a U.S currency note still comes out of the wash in a usable state and will remain in circulation longer than if it hadn’t been absolved. The most frequent reason money is removed from circulation is that it’s soiled, not that it fell apart after being run through a washer.
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Ecolab Acquires Dober Chemical’S Textile Care Business
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. a leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services announced it has purchased the commercial laundry division of Dober Chemical Corporation. The acquisition includes Dober’s laundry chemical and waste water treatment and Ultrax dispensing businesses as well as an exclusive partnership to market and provide key components of its Spindle monitoring software.
“Dober is respected throughout the industry for its innovative monitoring technology, product chemistry and commitment to service – qualities that complement our own strengths at Ecolab,” said Brian Henke, vice president and general manager, Ecolab Textile Care North America. “As we expand our North American commercial laundry business, innovation and service excellence will continue to be our top priority as we partner with our customers to deliver unsurpassed value to run their operations more efficiently, sustainably and cost effectively.”
“Ecolab and Dober share the same customercentric approach to service and innovative technology,” said John Dobrez, president Dober Chemical Corp. “This is an exciting development because it builds on the strengths of both companies to move the industry forward.”
Through this agreement, Spindle Technologies,a division of Dober, is forming a strategic alliance with Ecolab Textile Care in an exclusive licensing agreement for its ChemWatch Software technology and the OPTRAX Utility Module.
“There will be no movement of people as they currently all operate remotely,” said Henke. “The Dober leadership team is very skilled and respected in the industry. We plan to have them as part of the team moving forward. During the transition, both businesses will operate as usual and we do not expect there to be any changes in the service the customers are used to receiving.”