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.

Keeping Your Eye on the Goal

ROANOKE, Va. — It is very easy to lose focus as we deal with the daily...

Textile Philosophies by Laundry Type

ROANOKE, Va. — Textile replacement costs are the second largest cost in...

The Power of a Smile and a ‘Good Morning’

ROANOKE, Va. — I have a diverse work crew with 11 different languages...

Need to Control Lint is Manifold

ROANOKE, Va. — Laundries are in the business of recycling soiled textiles...

Set Hard-to-Reach Goals This Year

ROANOKE, Va. — It is that time of the year when we look back on all that...

Textile Distribution, Part 2

ROANOKE, Va. — Last time, I discussed the need to establish par levels...

Textile Distribution, Part 1

ROANOKE, Va. — Often, the distribution and control of textile products is...

Chapter 6 (C): Barrier Retreatment for Surgical Linen

ROANOKE, Va. — I have listened carefully over the years to speakers from...

Chapter 6 (B): Washroom Formulas (Continued)

ROANOKE, Va. — This month, I will continue on the topic of wash formulas,...

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...

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