With yet another annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show Hotel / Motel show upon us, it seems to be the perfect time to take a look at where the industry is headed. Having faced a slow period, questions on many minds remain: Are travel and tourism back? It seems so, according to participants at the first American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) U.S. Lodging Industry Summit.
The laundry industry has come a long way since the beginning days of laundry. Hand washing and labor intensive practices have been replaced with machines and automation moving goods quickly through facilities. Those who labored before us would be amazed.
And although it seems like yesterday when we all gathered for Clean ‘01, two years have flown by. In many ways our industry has not changed â€“ and in many ways we have.
COLLEGE POINT, N.Y. -- Over a decade ago, when Bill Ritter and his father-in-law, John Tortorella, first opened a laundry, they couldn’t have imagined 85,000 pounds of starched, sparkling linens whipping through their doors. But they’ve come a long way...
Arriving at the new HLS facility in Wheeling, Illinois, a first-time visitor can't help but experience a feeling of awe at the size of this modern building that stretches a quarter-mile from the front door to the back wall. Covering 310,000 square feet on a seventeen acre site, HLS has been carefully planned out for meeting the present and future needs of healthcare customers that currently number 46 hospitals, 12 nursing homes and more than 500 clinics in the greater Chicago area.
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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.