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.

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...

Chapter 2: You Can Only Manage What You Measure

ROANOKE, Va. — You can only manage what you track, measure, study and...

Chapter 1: Welcome To the Laundry!

ROANOKE, Va. — For years, I have wanted to collect thoughts based on my 40...

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish II

ROANOKE, Va. — I originally wrote this column nearly a decade ago, but I...

The Major Lesson from Ebola

ROANOKE, Va. — I have watched the unfolding Ebola crisis—and the few...

Drilling Down to Solve Problems

ROANOKE, Va. — I have often been accused of trying to be a cowboy, looking...

Update: Energy Reduction Via Textile Products

ROANOKE, Va. — As I stated in a column earlier this year, my major project...

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