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 [email protected] or by phone at 540-520-6288.

Solutions for Key Problem Employees

ROANOKE, Va. — We have all had to deal with problem employees. Clear...

Have a Vision, Make a Plan, Make It Happen

ROANOKE, Va. — I recently had a long talk with my oldest grandson. I asked...

The Ever-Learning Laundry Manager

ROANOKE, Va. — Many years ago when I was just starting in this industry, I...

Understanding Recent Legal Immigrants

ROANOKE, Va. — I worked in the laundry industry for 44 years and had the...

Employee Selection Process

ROANOKE, Va. — I have always referred to finding the right replacement...

Understanding Healthcare Linen Hoarding

ROANOKE, Va. — The great toilet paper shortage of 2020 started out as a...

Lost in the Laundry

ROANOKE, Va. — Occasionally, important personal items from guests or...

Finding Joy

ROANOKE, Va. — I met Arthur when I worked in the Milwaukee area. He was a...

Setting Goals for 2021

ROANOKE, Va. — Many years ago when I was in high school, my dad taught me...

Lessons from 2020

ROANOKE, Va. — This year has reemphasized several very important lessons....

Do Not Look the Other Way on Safety

ROANOKE, Va. — During my 44 years of management experience, I had a number...

The Incredible Shrinking Contour Sheet

ROANOKE, Va. — It was shortly after I started working in Milwaukee that I...

Processing Surgical Gowns in a Laundry (Part 2)

ROANOKE, Va. — You’ll recall that in last issue, I began answering a...

Processing Surgical Gowns in a Laundry (Part 1)

ROANOKE, Va. — I recently received this question from a military reader:“...

Don’t Assume, Ask What Your Employees Want

ROANOKE, Va. — As I write this article, the world is still in the middle...

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