ALM Adds Webinars to Educational Offerings

Bruce Beggs |

RICHMOND, Ky. — The Association for Linen Management (ALM) is set to begin a year-long series of educational webinars next week on various laundry and linen management topics.
The live webinars will be offered at 2 p.m. Eastern time on the scheduled dates. They are available for purchase per session or in packages. The schedule includes:

  • Parts Are NOT Parts, Tuesday, Sept. 14 — The pros and cons of purchasing rebuilt, fabricated, and generic parts.
  • Reusable Textiles: Does Being ‘Green’ Cost More ‘Green’?, Oct. 7 — Discover opportunities to improve an operation’s carbon footprint and minimize the fiscal impact.
  • Laundry Production Standards, Nov. 18 — An analysis of standards and tips for improving operational outcomes.
  • Infection Control on the ‘Clean Side’ of the House, Dec. 14 — A measure to assure delivery of hygienically clean textiles.
  • Ozone Efficiencies, Jan. 20, 2011 — The “non-biased presentation” will feature information on developing a request for proposal (RFP), proposal evaluation, and installation of an ozone system.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Laundry Personnel, Feb. 15, 2011 — Comprehensive training specific to laundry processing personnel is promised.
  • Linen Inventory Primer, March 8, 2011 — This will be a step-by-step guide through the linen-inventorying process.
  • The Wonderful World of Chemistry, Parts I and II, May 12 and May 17, 2011 — This two-parter will review the wash process as taught in an ALM correspondence course.
  • MSDS: What, Where and How, June 23, 2011 — A comprehensive look at Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) requirements in laundries and changes proposed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Changing Attitudes Toward Healthcare Apparel, July 19, 2011 — Addresses the changing focus of healthcare facilities toward purchasing textiles.
  • Head ’Em Off at the Pass: Reducing Linen Loss, Aug. 18, 2011 — Investigate opportunities to reduce linen loss.

To register, or for more information, visit, and click "Education & Training."


About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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