CHICAGO — Since 1974, American Laundry News has been “the Newspaper of Record for Laundry and Linen Management.” Today, the publication moves beyond print with its first-ever podcast, available for listening here.
“These American Laundry News podcasts will be another communications channel for busy owners and operators to get laundry and linen service information, and do it while driving in their car or listening at work or home,” says Charles Thompson, publisher of American Laundry News and owner of parent company American Trade Magazines LLC.
“The very first American Laundry News podcast is all about the healthcare laundry industry, covering topics such as cleanliness, mergers and communication. Listeners will find it interesting, and there are lessons to be learned as well,” Thompson says.
The debut podcast features a discussion with Randy Bartsch, president and CEO of Ecotex Healthcare Linen Services, about healthcare from his perspective. Topics that Bartsch addresses include mergers and consolidation, communicating with healthcare personnel and the media, and what he believes the industry will look like in the future.
Editor Matt Poe hosts the American Laundry News podcast. New episodes will be made available on a regular basis so that laundry and linen service owners and operators can listen to in-depth conversations about the industry.
Future podcasts will include important topics within the industry, along with outside issues that could have an impact on business.
“These podcasts will provide a convenient, and different, way for readers to ‘hear’ and gain insight from peers in the industry, along with other experts,” Poe says. “They will add to what is available in print and online.”
Poe’s conversation with Bartsch in the first podcast offers additional information and insights to a healthcare laundry feature appearing in American Laundry News’ February print edition.
This podcast, along with future discussions, can be listened to right from the American Laundry News website or can be downloaded to be heard at leisure.
In addition, the podcasts can be shared, easily, with anyone who may be interested, from family and friends to colleagues, suppliers and vendors.