“Fighting fires in dirty gear used to be “cool,” says Bob Carter, Fire Chief of the Hudson, Ohio Fire, Department. “Today we know it’s not. Hosing down fire-protection gear and scrubbing it with a long handled brush doesn’t cut it anymore.”
ORLANDO, FL -- When it opens in February 2002, Florida’s new Opryland hotel will stand as a testament to a successful collaboration in design and construction, rivaling its sister hotel the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee both in size, and design.
GIRBAU Acquires the Controlling Interest of Jean Michel to Strengthen Product Offerings in Global Markets
OSHKOSH, WI -- Girbau, S.A. acquired the controlling interest of Jean Michel, an industrial finishing equipment manufacturer located in Aix Les Bains, France. The acquisition will expand Girbau’s product line offering and strengthen the company’s position in the global commercial laundry market.
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.
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Commercial Laundry Cited by OSHA
ELM GROVE, W. Va. — Uwanta Linen Supply, a commercial laundry, was recently cited for 21 health and safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The laundry faces $62,400 in penalties for the violations. Eighteen of the the 21 violations are considered serious by OSHA. The serious violations include failing to properly guard floor holes and failing to provide hepatitis B vaccines to workers who are potentially exposed to blood borne pathogens.