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Ozone Produces Multiple Benefits for Harborside Healthcare

When Jerry Mayse first heard about ozone wash systems five years ago, his understanding was that if a system was powerful enough to work for heavy soil and stain conditions, his healthcare facilities would be unable to afford it. As Vice President of Engineering of Harborside Healthcare, which has 50 separate skilled-nursing and long-term care properties ranging from 50 to 360 beds and each producing .5 to 2.3 million pounds of linen per year, Mayse wished they could enjoy the same benefits as healthcare laundries handling 50 million pounds.

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Creating a Budget - PART II

Last month we learned about the importance of a budget, the different types of budgets, i.e. capital and operations, and the initial steps to take when creating a budget like gathering the necessary information in our 'tool kit.' This month we'll be taking a deeper look into how to prepare a budget with our specialist Donna Mitchell, educational instructor and in-house consultant for Marion General Hospital in Marion, Indiana.

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Adding one machine, Marriottt Textile Services Increases Production 40 Percent

Since installing a new Kannegiesser spreader feeder and folder / cross folder on one of their ironer lines, Marriott Textile Services (MTS), a central laundry facility based at the Dallas Forth Worth Marriott, has increased productivity by an estimated 40 percent on the finishing line which it was installed.

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Preparing a Budget

When preparing a budget keep in mind that budgets may differ in detail depending on the business involved, but all budgets follow certain procedural steps in preparation.

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Lineauction.com

Psst--want a great deal on 1,000 towels? How about 200 bright blue robes at bulk rate, or 1500 super-plush comforters at below wholesale? No, this isn’t the clearinghouse for long-lost laundry. James Taylor, Marketing Manager for TexPro’s Canadian health care supply, has taken a cue from Ebay, the Internet’s largest auction site, and launched Linenauction.com, a place where industry buyers can bid on new, surplus linens from hospitals, resorts, and suppliers across the nation.

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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Lapauw Acquired By Private Investor

BELGIUM — Lapauw and its affiliate Lapauw France have been acquired by Mr. Philippe D’heygere for an undisclosed amount. The Belgian based manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment officially announced that it has recently sold its rights to Mr. Philippe D’heygere, a successful international entrepreneur with special interests in global expansion.

“I have worked with the Lapauw family for 46 years. Following my first meeting with the new owner, I feel very confident that this agreement will provide the experience and resources needed to expand into new markets and bolster support to our existing distributors and customers,” said Andre Henrard, Export Manager for the countries outside Europe. The current management will remain active and no personnel change is expected.

In a joint statement to their distributors, the Lapauw family announced “Mr. D’heygere has international expertise and will reinforce the position of the Lapauw Group as a successful worldwide leader of premier laundry equipment.”