Eric Frederick

Carilion Laundry Service

Director of Laundry Services

Eric Frederick is director of laundry services for Carilion Laundry Service, Roanoke, Va., and past president of the National Association of Institutional Linen Management (NAILM), now called the Association for Linen Management (ALM). He’s a two-time association manager of the year. You can reach him by e-mail at efrederick@carilion.com.

Chapter 6: Changing Washroom Formulas

ROANOKE, Va. — Washroom chemistry has always been an area I really enjoyed...

Chapter 5: Soil Sorting for Greater Efficiency

ROANOKE, Va. — A good friend of mine used to have a sign in his office...

Chapter 4: Take Time to Determine Where Things Stand

ROANOKE, Va. — This month’s column will contain the best advice I can ever...

Chapter 3: Monitor Your Utility Expenses!

ROANOKE, Va. — Every dollar saved in the area of utility expenses will...

Chapter 2: You Can Only Manage What You Measure

ROANOKE, Va. — You can only manage what you track, measure, study and...

Chapter 1: Welcome To the Laundry!

ROANOKE, Va. — For years, I have wanted to collect thoughts based on my 40...

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish II

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The Major Lesson from Ebola

ROANOKE, Va. — I have watched the unfolding Ebola crisis—and the few...

Drilling Down to Solve Problems

ROANOKE, Va. — I have often been accused of trying to be a cowboy, looking...

Update: Energy Reduction Via Textile Products

ROANOKE, Va. — As I stated in a column earlier this year, my major project...

The Importance of Helping Employees Retire

ROANOKE, Va. — I was blessed with the opportunity to work with a number of...

Flow Racks: Blessing or Curse?

ROANOKE, Va. — I have spent the last 20 or so years writing a monthly...

Why Do Laundry/Linen Managers Tolerate Difficult Employees?

ROANOKE, Va. — I have had the privilege of visiting many laundries during...

Cost-Reduction Ideas for Laundry/Linen Managers

ROANOKE, Va. — This month, I thought I would reflect on some of my...

How Many Languages Are Spoken In Your Laundry?

ROANOKE, Va. — It all started with my move to northern Alabama 16 years...

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