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.

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

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

Industry Group Tackles Chore of Developing Best-Practice Standards

Thirty-three years ago, I applied for my first laundry job. I was fresh...

Summertime Heat Threatens Worker Morale, Productivity if Unchallenged

Every summer, the mercury rises and laundry employees must adapt to...

Solving the 'Case of the Sunrise Stain Stumper'

Several times a year, someone asks me about a poor-quality wash or...

Employing Immigrants Means Adapting to Cultural Differences

During my managerial career, I have had the opportunity to work with a...

Handling of Reusable Barrier Linen Requires Keen Eye for Detail

Having reviewed the advantages of a reusable barrier isolation gown...

Processing Reusables Well Can Boost Institutional Laundry's Standing

I have been in the healthcare laundry business for more than 32 years...

Be Wary of Management Pitfalls as You Plan for Tomorrow

Well, we’re off to a good start in a glorious new year. I realize that...

How Long Should You Stay In a Job?

Over the past five years, I’ve had many discussions with fellow laundry...

Flow Rack, Touted for Productivity, Has Weaknesses

Of all the equipment that a manager can purchase for his laundry, I...

Effective Communication Could Be Key to Enhancing Operations

How important is your ability to communicate with your employees and...

Value of Large-Group Contract Still Depends on Manager

Has the advent of large purchasing groups diminished the laundry manager...

Sharpen Senses to Detect Subtle Signs of Laundry in Distress

One must be ready to use all of one’s senses in trying to head off an...

´Richest Man in Babylon´ Offers Money Management Advice

Last year, I had more time available to read, so I endeavored to broaden...

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The industry is facing a gap when it comes to trained, skilled workers. Guest Doug Waldman, president of Superior Linen Service, examines how an operation can find essential employees, like maintenance staff and supervisors.

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