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 [email protected] or by phone at 540-520-6288.

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...

Chapter 6 (C): Barrier Retreatment for Surgical Linen

ROANOKE, Va. — I have listened carefully over the years to speakers from...

Chapter 6 (B): Washroom Formulas (Continued)

ROANOKE, Va. — This month, I will continue on the topic of wash formulas,...

Chapter 6: Changing Washroom Formulas

ROANOKE, Va. — Washroom chemistry has always been an area I really enjoyed...

Chapter 5: Soil Sorting for Greater Efficiency

ROANOKE, Va. — A good friend of mine used to have a sign in his office...

Chapter 4: Take Time to Determine Where Things Stand

ROANOKE, Va. — This month’s column will contain the best advice I can ever...

Chapter 3: Monitor Your Utility Expenses!

ROANOKE, Va. — Every dollar saved in the area of utility expenses will...

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