Eric Frederick

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...

Chapter 4: Take Time to Determine Where Things Stand

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — This month’s column will contain the best advice I can ever...

Chapter 3: Monitor Your Utility Expenses!

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Every dollar saved in the area of utility expenses will...

Chapter 2: You Can Only Manage What You Measure

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — You can only manage what you track, measure, study and...

Chapter 1: Welcome To the Laundry!

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — For years, I have wanted to collect thoughts based on my 40...

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish II

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I originally wrote this column nearly a decade ago, but I...

The Major Lesson from Ebola

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have watched the unfolding Ebola crisis—and the few...

Drilling Down to Solve Problems

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have often been accused of trying to be a cowboy, looking...

Update: Energy Reduction Via Textile Products

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — As I stated in a column earlier this year, my major project...

The Importance of Helping Employees Retire

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I was blessed with the opportunity to work with a number of...

Flow Racks: Blessing or Curse?

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have spent the last 20 or so years writing a monthly...

Why Do Laundry/Linen Managers Tolerate Difficult Employees?

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have had the privilege of visiting many laundries during...

Cost-Reduction Ideas for Laundry/Linen Managers

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — This month, I thought I would reflect on some of my...

How Many Languages Are Spoken In Your Laundry?

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — It all started with my move to northern Alabama 16 years...

Placing Blame Never Hard to Do

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I can remember early in my career as a laundry supervisor...

Stepping Outside Comfort Zone All About Weighing Risk, Reward

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Are you a creature of habit? Do you order something...

Be Careful Not to Fall Into Those Life Traps

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Many years ago when I lived in Milwaukee, one of my friends...

Achieving Energy Reduction Via Textile Products

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — My major project for 2014, I have decided, is to research...

Financial Management Advice for All Age Groups

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — During 2013, I had more time than normal to read. I...

Which Soiled-Linen Collection Method is Best?

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Laundry managers often are used as a resource when it comes...

Celebrate Your Successes as Often as You Can

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have given up watching the news. It only depresses me,...

The Fine Art of Laundry Operations Troubleshooting

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — We all have had the sinking feeling that something is not...

Ramadan Scheduling Not Supported By All

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. –– It is always a challenge for our mainstream American...

An Industry Veteran’s Reflections on Clean Show ’13

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — The 2013 edition of the Clean Show is now history. I have...

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