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Design-Build for a Better Future

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — As many of you know, I’...

Washcloth Stacker Trial: The Verdict

Eric Frederick |

Several months ago, I wrote about a trial we were going to conduct on a...

Fight for What’s Right

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — For many years, I’ve...

‘Laundry Book Club’ Introduces Self-Help Worth Talking About

Eric Frederick |

There are many management self-help books out on the market, and I’ve...

Designing, Purchasing for a Laundry Requires Thinking Outside the Box

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — About 34 years ago, I...

Position Yourself Now to Thrive When Economy Rebounds

Eric Frederick |

There are storm clouds on the economic horizon. The experts have finally...

Ethics Is Integral to Communicating with Others

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — As I have been a...

Respect for the Industry Has to Start with Us

Eric Frederick |

I was talking to an acquaintance recently when he asked if he could see...

Let Go of Details to Avoid Micromanaging

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — I’ve written 11 other...

New Technology: Can You Keep Up?

Eric Frederick |

I grew up in a generation that learned how to use a slide rule to speed...

Don’t Give Up the Ship As You Get Older

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — While some of you don’t...

Signs Point to Textile Supply Issues, Price Increases

Eric Frederick |

Now that the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing have ended, it’s time to...

Good People Are the Best Managers

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — Recent studies have...

Speeding Up Stacking, Counting of Washcloths Presents Challenges

Eric Frederick |

In August 2007, we almost doubled the number of pounds that we process...

Planning, Developing, and Executing a Successful Trade Show

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — As a past member of the...

Year-Round Budget Work Lowers Stress

Eric Frederick |

My fellow managers at the hospital and I got that deer-in-the-headlights...

Suds in Your Blood: True Experts Need to Come Forward During Recession

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — “Suds in your blood” is...

Fear of Risk Can Hinder Managerial Effectiveness

Eric Frederick |

One of the hardest things for a manager to do is manage risk — the kind...

10 Things You Should Know and Understand about the Laundry Industry

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive CHICAGO — 1. No matter how much...

Cruise Ship Laundry Excels Despite Rough Seas, Language Barrier

Eric Frederick |

I’ve just completed my third seven-day cruise in the last three years,...

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