SEARCY, ARK — After betting big on automation, Arkansas’ largest independent industrial launderer has cut two shifts to one and added the capacity to double its current weekly volume of 175,000 pounds of laundered uniforms, floor mats and other flat goods.
The Who, What, When, Where and Why of JCAHO – The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
For the past nine years, I have been the National Association of Institutional Linen Management ((NAILM) representative to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Professional Liaison Group. I am pleased to report on what the JCAHO represents to healthcare and to further explore how textile care and environmental care operations can prepare for surveys and better yet provide the best healthcare support service possible.
FENTON, MO -- Pristine tables burst with lilacs, lilies and roses, all arranged for 200 wedding guests. Overhead, the crowning glory- an expanse of sheer, white tent nylon--shades the affair. It all seems perfect until the tent rental company receives a call: “There are stains on this tent!”
WEST POINT, NY -- Today more than ever, the men and women who protect and defend this country need to look their most impressive: they represent the undefeated spirit of America. West Point’s 50,000 square-foot facility in West Point, New York, keeps dress whites sparkling and creases as sharp as the minds that wear them, six days a week.
DAVIE, FLA -- The grueling sport of football poses many challenges for Tony Egues, head equipment manager of the Miami Dolphins. Whether the team is in training, playing at home or traveling for a game, the uniforms for approximately 110 people, including players, coaches and support staff, must always be clean and presentable for another hard days work on the gridiron.
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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.”