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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A Parable for Our Times: In Search of the ‘Silver Bullet’

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When to Rebuild Versus Buying New

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Trade Secrets Aren't What Separate Us

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New Gown Policy Gains Traction in Pandemic Panic

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Will Clean Show Find Revolutionize Laundry Industry?

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Globalization Puts Greater Emphasis on Grading Textiles

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Come Prepared and Make the Most of a Trip to Clean ’09

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Be Consistent with Investment Plans, Even in Dark Times

A number of my employees have asked me whether they should continue to...

Who Says Laundry Work Can’t Be Fun?

Day after day, the bad economic news keeps coming. I hear statements...

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