Eric Frederick

Which Term Best Communicates Your Message?

Eric Frederick |

When my oldest son was just beginning to talk, he went through a phase...

Nonuniform Shelf Cart Styles Force One to Adapt

Eric Frederick |

For years, various linen companies have irritated me by insisting on...

What Do You Do With Laundry's Leftovers?

Eric Frederick |

It seems like everywhere I go, someone is talking about how to protect...

What Lesson Can You Learn From a Sponge?

Eric Frederick |

Every once in a while, I try to do something different to challenge my...

Small Clean '07 Booth Yields New Solution

Eric Frederick |

During every Clean Show, I dedicate a number of hours to investigating...

When in Drought, Turn to Water Reuse

Eric Frederick |

As managers, we’re responsible for setting the course for our...

Inspections Never Come at Good Time

Eric Frederick |

Most of us will never have to deal with a random Occupational Safety and...

Vendor Pays Hefty Price for Devaluing 'Human Element'

Eric Frederick |

Recently, one of my major vendors made a sudden and unexpected change in...

Create Road Map to Solve Problems, Build Toward Future

Eric Frederick |

We all deal with problems every day. Some are easy to handle, and some...

Learning Process Management is Key to Better Performance

Eric Frederick |

For years, the laundry industry has been trying to upgrade its...

Continued Value Depends on Your Ability to 'Network'

Eric Frederick |

I’ve been seeing a number of cell phone ads recently in which the...

In the Event of a Flu Pandemic, What's Your Plan?

Eric Frederick |

Last month, I provided some background about what you might expect to...

Traditional Backup Plans Will Be of No Use in Pandemic

Eric Frederick |

A number of my customers have been asking if I have a response plan to a...

Make the Most of Opportunities

Eric Frederick |

I believe the purchase of National Linen by ALSCO means that a number of...

Major Changes Always Surprising

Eric Frederick |

The older I get, the more surprised I am by the major changes happening...

Some Cool Tips for Coping with Heat

Eric Frederick |

The summer heat has truly been oppressive, but that’s nothing new. Every...

Some Time Away Enhances Ability to 'See the Forest'

Eric Frederick |

How many times have you misplaced an object and spent several minutes...

Re-establish Trust to Stop Hoarding

Eric Frederick |

During a working lunch the other day, a sales representative from a...

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish

Eric Frederick |

It always amazes me how poorly we managers treat our laundry chemical...

Golfing is Fun, but Education Should Be Primary Focus

Eric Frederick |

Spring is in the air. The flowering trees are strutting their finest,...

Can You Make Your Dreams Come True?

Eric Frederick |

The 10-year-old boy, blond and freckle-faced, carefully watched his...

How Do You Rate as a Manager?

Eric Frederick |

The auto industry just announced plant closings and layoffs. Textile...

Barrier Re-treatment Somewhat Pricey but Worth Considering

Eric Frederick |

I started using a washer-applied barrier re-treatment product in 1997. I...

No Easy Solution to Cut Linen Costs

Eric Frederick |

During my time as a laundry consultant, I had the pleasure of working...

Mistakes Offer Chances to Learn

Eric Frederick |

I’ve noticed over my 55 years that many of the lessons I learn in my...

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