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.

Critical Review Vital for Future

ROANOKE, Va. — When was the last time you took the time to critically...

Training Program Essential for New-Employee Success

ROANOKE, Va. — Managing people is often the most challenging part of...

Planning an Active Laundry Retirement

ROANOKE, Va. — I started in the laundry business in August 1972 and will...

Old-Fashioned Attitude Needed in Laundry Management

ROANOKE, Va. — I have had the privilege to work for a number of companies...

Finding a Better Way to Handle Small, Dry-Fold Pieces

ROANOKE, Va. — I have enjoyed looking at the advancement in equipment at...

Skills That Laundry Operators Need to Succeed

ROANOKE, Va. — Back in 1972 when I first started working in the laundry...

It’s the Small Things

ROANOKE, Va. — This year marks the start of my 46th year in the laundry...

Know What You Want from Textile Purchasing

ROANOKE, Va. — I wrote an article in 2003 on this subject. I feel...

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...

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