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.

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The Importance of Helping Employees Retire

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Flow Racks: Blessing or Curse?

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Cost-Reduction Ideas for Laundry/Linen Managers

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Placing Blame Never Hard to Do

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ROANOKE, Va. — Are you a creature of habit? Do you order something...

Be Careful Not to Fall Into Those Life Traps

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Achieving Energy Reduction Via Textile Products

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Financial Management Advice for All Age Groups

ROANOKE, Va. — During 2013, I had more time than normal to read. I...

Which Soiled-Linen Collection Method is Best?

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Celebrate Your Successes as Often as You Can

ROANOKE, Va. — I have given up watching the news. It only depresses me,...

The Fine Art of Laundry Operations Troubleshooting

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Ramadan Scheduling Not Supported By All

ROANOKE, Va. –– It is always a challenge for our mainstream American...

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