Eric Frederick

Eric Frederick served 44 years in laundry management before retiring and remains active in the industry as a laundry operations consultant. You can contact him by e-mail at elfrederick@cox.net or by phone at 540-520-6288.

Reducing Turnover Through Proper On Boarding

ROANOKE, Va. — I  recently decided to interrupt my endless days of...

The Clean Show: A Worthwhile Investment

ROANOKE, Va. — The Clean Show started in 1975. I first attended the Clean...

Ideas to Train Non-English Speaking Employees

ROANOKE, Va. — Training non-English speaking employees can be a challenge...

One Solution to Staffing in Tight Labor Market

ROANOKE, Va. — We are once again in an employment cycle where there are...

Making Readers Think, React

ROANOKE, Va. — When I started writing columns many years ago, I had two...

Do You Have a Health Emergency Plan?

ROANOKE, Va. — Many managers plan what to do if there is an epidemic...

Need for Advice is Always There

ROANOKE, Va. — I  have been writing articles for this publication for many...

Linen from the Patient Perspective

ROANOKE, Va. — I recently had the experience of being a patient in a...

Educating Employees on Their Role in Patient Care

ROANOKE, Va. — The biggest problem with off-site laundries, or large...

What Should I Focus On?

ROANOKE, Va. — I was asked recently by a relatively inexperienced manager...

Customer Service Sometimes Takes Salesmanship

ROANOKE, Va. — Some managers believe that giving customers what they want...

Reducing Employee Turnover

ROANOKE, Va. — Employee turnover hurts your productivity and the quality...

Employee-Manager Leadership Lessons

ROANOKE, Va. — As a youth, I played a number of team sports. I found that...

Textile Basics for Proper Purchasing

ROANOKE, Va. — The theme of this column comes from another reader of mine...

Essential Management Skill: Being Visionary

ROANOKE, Va. — Last month, I discussed the need to be able to organize a...

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Guest Brian Polatsek, CEO of EcoBrite Linen, talks about the effect of automation on laundry/linen services and what the laundry of the future will look like in terms of equipment, labor and more.

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