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.

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...

Reusable Barrier Isolation Gown Success Story (Conclusion)

ROANOKE, Va. — History and some opportunities have a way of repeating...

Reusable Barrier Isolation Gown Success Story (Part 2)

ROANOKE, Va. — History and some opportunities have a way of repeating...

Reusable Barrier Isolation Gown Success Story (Part 1)

ROANOKE, Va. — History and some opportunities have a way of repeating...

Your Employees Look to You for Guidance

ROANOKE, Va. — Many years ago my organization participated in a very large...

Learning from Failure—OB Scrub Story

ROANOKE, Va. — Many people learn better by listening to a story about...

Value of Adaptability (or ‘Is There a Better Way?’)

ROANOKE, Va. — I have often thought about writing the definitive book on...

Why Managers Avoid Dealing with Problem Employees

ROANOKE, Va. — No matter how perfect your work crew may be, there are...

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 Greg Jira, show director for The Clean Show owned by Messe Frankfurt, talks about how laundry and linen service operators can be as effective as possible when attending industry trade shows, along with details about Clean in Atlanta.

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