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Clean Show an Essential Event: Frederick

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — The Clean Show started in 1975. I first attended the event...

Critical Review Vital for Future

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — When was the last time you took the time to critically...

Training Program Essential for New-Employee Success

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Managing people is often the most challenging part of...

Planning an Active Laundry Retirement

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I started in the laundry business in August 1972 and will...

Old-Fashioned Attitude Needed in Laundry Management

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have had the privilege to work for a number of companies...

Finding a Better Way to Handle Small, Dry-Fold Pieces

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have enjoyed looking at the advancement in equipment at...

Skills That Laundry Operators Need to Succeed

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Back in 1972 when I first started working in the laundry...

It’s the Small Things

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — This year marks the start of my 46th year in the laundry...

Know What You Want from Textile Purchasing

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I wrote an article in 2003 on this subject. I feel...

Keeping Your Eye on the Goal

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — It is very easy to lose focus as we deal with the daily...

Textile Philosophies by Laundry Type

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Textile replacement costs are the second largest cost in...

The Power of a Smile and a ‘Good Morning’

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have a diverse work crew with 11 different languages...

Need to Control Lint is Manifold

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Laundries are in the business of recycling soiled textiles...

Set Hard-to-Reach Goals This Year

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — It is that time of the year when we look back on all that...

Textile Distribution, Part 2

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Last time, I discussed the need to establish par levels...

Textile Distribution, Part 1

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Often, the distribution and control of textile products is...

Chapter 6 (C): Barrier Retreatment for Surgical Linen

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have listened carefully over the years to speakers from...

Chapter 6 (B): Washroom Formulas (Continued)

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — This month, I will continue on the topic of wash formulas,...

Chapter 6: Changing Washroom Formulas

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Washroom chemistry has always been an area I really enjoyed...

Chapter 5: Soil Sorting for Greater Efficiency

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — A good friend of mine used to have a sign in his office...

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