In the wake of architects' dreams, laundry planners' hopes and equipment manufacturers' promises, Duke Laundry in Durham, N.C., which serves the laundry processing needs of Duke University Health System (DUHS), is leaving its post-startup phase in quest of fulfilling projections of $400,000 yearly savings and a three-to-five year return on investment.
Americans over 65 make up over 12.4 percent of the population. With many living longer and requiring long-term care, the use of incontinent products is skyrocketing.
When Cory Perlson entered the University of Arizona as a freshman in 2006, he had no idea that a year later his main concern would be laundry. After all, how many teenagers even do their own laundry? This nineteen-year-old however, isn’t a ‘typical’ teenager. He is not only doing his laundry, he doing up to 1200 pounds of laundry a day since launching his business AZ Laundry with three college buddies, Turner Binkley, Phil Lauterbach, and Stephen Goldstein.
RFID Tags Save Major Norwegian Hospital Time, Money and Storage Space
St. Olavs University Hospital, of Trondheim, Norway, has more than 7,500 employees, 1,200 beds and treats approximately 50,000 patients each year. This translates into more than 130,000 garments, including operating gowns, robes and pants, which need to be collected, laundered and stored.
In the world of baseball, the cleanup hitter is the slugger who bats fourth in the line-up. Typically the most powerful batters on a team’s roster, players such as Lou Gehrig, Willie Stargell and Albert Belle became legendary for driving in runs—“cleaning the bases” of their teammates who preceded them at bat.
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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.