Austin, Texas – With just $7,500 each, Gary Dufresne and Kevin Lindgren invested in the purchase of a commercial laundry plant with revenues of 15-million a year. Without much money between them, Dufresne and Lindgren drew on their experience and hard-working attitudes to attract the right backer in 2003. The rest is a monumental success story.
Extreme sports abound but there’s one you may not have heard of -- extreme ironing. It’s been called ‘part sport, part spectacle,’ ‘a spoof sport’ and the curious advised that ‘it’s something you have to see to believe. ‘ But founder Phil Shaw views it simply as “an outdoor activity that combines the danger and excitement of an extreme sport with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.”
BALTMORE, Md. -- Crisp, white lab coats; the sterile snap of fresh sheets; an endless parade of clean towels and cloths. While linens may not be on most people’s minds when they consider medical technology, at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital, thanks to a new laundry installation, they have become part of the hospital’s cutting-edge approach to medicine.
Under an expanse of sky, spread across 161 lush acres in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, is a place whose whole meaning is relaxation: The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, the largest resort in scenic Asheville. With 510 rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, six tennis courts, three restaurants and an 18-hole golf course, the place is pure luxury.
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Man Freed From Laundry Machine
ENGLAND — Firefighters freed a man trapped in a laundry after he tried to pull some sheets that were stuck from a folding machine. The machine had not been turned off when he began trying the free the sheets. The employee’s arm became trapped in the machine but the firefighters worked quickly cutting the machine’s belt to free the man. He was rushed to the hospital where he was stabilized.