Discovery Channel Show Featuring Dexter Laundry to Air Wednesday

Bruce Beggs |

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Factory Made, a new television series on the Discovery Channel, will feature Dexter Laundry products in an episode airing Wednesday night, Dexter announced.
A crew of four visited Dexter’s headquarters here in March for three days of filming in Dexter Laundry’s manufacturing facility and its foundry, which produces gray and ductile iron castings, including several components in Dexter washers.
“Of course, not all three days of footage will air on the show,” says Kevin Hietpas, director of sales and marketing, “but what does air will give viewers a great picture of Dexter and the work involved in creating an industrial-strength washing machine.”
The crew filmed the creation of a Dexter T-1200, 75-pound commercial washer, from the arrival of the stainless steel through welding, assembly, testing and packaging, to its shipment to Dexter-authorized distributors across the globe.
“This show will not only feature Dexter, but discuss the power, performance and energy efficiency of commercial laundry equipment,” Hietpas says. “Those in the laundry industry recognize Dexter washers and dryers, but this episode will demonstrate to the public for the first time the heavy-duty construction and attention to detail that goes into every one of our machines.”
Founded in 1894, the company has grown to offer a full line of front-load washers, drying tumblers, Easy Card systems and equipment financing to help commercial laundry owners and on-premise laundry managers experience greater success.
Dexter says its segment is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Central on Wednesday. Additional airings of the episode are scheduled and will be aired worldwide. Check local listings for the appropriate channel in your viewing area.

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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