Pierce Commercial Laundry Earns Maytag’s Top Honor


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Posing for a photograph after the Fred Maytag Award presentation are (from left) Kent Walters, Craig Kirchner, Kim Pierce, George Pierce, The Maytag Repairman Clay Jackson, Kenny Hebert, Rick McDonald and Laura Battistella.

Bruce Beggs |

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Pierce Commercial Laundry, Mandeville, La., recently received the prestigious Fred Maytag Award during Maytag® Commercial Laundry’s 53rd Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Fred Maytag Award, with a history of more than five decades, is the longest-running award in the commercial laundry industry, Maytag says.
“Pierce Commercial Laundry’s dedication to the Maytag Commercial Laundry brand across all market segments is truly remarkable,” says Craig Kirchner, global director of Maytag Commercial Laundry. “As a company, they continue to drive new initiatives in their territory through creative marketing and good business principles. The spirit of winning is in their DNA.”
When Fred Maytag established this award, his primary objective was to recognize a distributor for outstanding achievements and remarkable performance. Recipients emulate his marketing philosophy to distribute Maytag products with professionalism and integrity.
“We are honored to receive Maytag Commercial Laundry’s most prestigious award,” says George Pierce, owner of Pierce Commercial Laundry. “We stand behind (the) … brand, its equipment and the company’s time-tested success in the industry. We are pleased to be closely associated with such a reputable company.”
Established in 1993, Pierce Commercial Laundry distributes Maytag equipment to a wide variety of facilities, including coin stores, apartment complexes and college dormitories, as well as health clubs and salons, throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
This is the second time that Pierce Commercial Laundry has won the Fred Maytag award. The company is also a past winner of Maytag’s OPL Excellence award.

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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