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 elfrederick@cox.net or by phone at 540-520-6288.

Traditional Backup Plans Will Be of No Use in Pandemic

A number of my customers have been asking if I have a response plan to a...

Make the Most of Opportunities

I believe the purchase of National Linen by ALSCO means that a number of...

Major Changes Always Surprising

The older I get, the more surprised I am by the major changes happening...

Some Cool Tips for Coping with Heat

The summer heat has truly been oppressive, but that’s nothing new. Every...

Some Time Away Enhances Ability to 'See the Forest'

How many times have you misplaced an object and spent several minutes...

Re-establish Trust to Stop Hoarding

During a working lunch the other day, a sales representative from a...

Golfing is Fun, but Education Should Be Primary Focus

Spring is in the air. The flowering trees are strutting their finest,...

Can You Make Your Dreams Come True?

The 10-year-old boy, blond and freckle-faced, carefully watched his...

How Do You Rate as a Manager?

The auto industry just announced plant closings and layoffs. Textile...

Barrier Re-treatment Somewhat Pricey but Worth Considering

I started using a washer-applied barrier re-treatment product in 1997. I...

No Easy Solution to Cut Linen Costs

During my time as a laundry consultant, I had the pleasure of working...

Mistakes Offer Chances to Learn

I’ve noticed over my 55 years that many of the lessons I learn in my...

Just How Do You Define Linen Rental?

I've noticed over the past several years that there isn't a consistent...

Example Distracts From Gist of Message

August’s column (Industry Group Tackles Chore of Developing Best-...

Today's Laundry/Linen Manager Can't Rely on Experience Alone

Having discussed the need to create laundry industry standards last...

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Guest Troy Lovins, founder and CEO of Performance Matters, talks about how opening the laundry plant doors and showing off what makes an operation great can turn potential customers into actual customers.

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