Eric Frederick

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...

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...

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