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.

The Importance of Helping Employees Retire

ROANOKE, Va. — I was blessed with the opportunity to work with a number of...

Flow Racks: Blessing or Curse?

ROANOKE, Va. — I have spent the last 20 or so years writing a monthly...

Why Do Laundry/Linen Managers Tolerate Difficult Employees?

ROANOKE, Va. — I have had the privilege of visiting many laundries during...

Cost-Reduction Ideas for Laundry/Linen Managers

ROANOKE, Va. — This month, I thought I would reflect on some of my...

How Many Languages Are Spoken In Your Laundry?

ROANOKE, Va. — It all started with my move to northern Alabama 16 years...

Placing Blame Never Hard to Do

ROANOKE, Va. — I can remember early in my career as a laundry supervisor...

Stepping Outside Comfort Zone All About Weighing Risk, Reward

ROANOKE, Va. — Are you a creature of habit? Do you order something...

Be Careful Not to Fall Into Those Life Traps

ROANOKE, Va. — Many years ago when I lived in Milwaukee, one of my friends...

Achieving Energy Reduction Via Textile Products

ROANOKE, Va. — My major project for 2014, I have decided, is to research...

Financial Management Advice for All Age Groups

ROANOKE, Va. — During 2013, I had more time than normal to read. I...

Which Soiled-Linen Collection Method is Best?

ROANOKE, Va. — Laundry managers often are used as a resource when it comes...

Celebrate Your Successes as Often as You Can

ROANOKE, Va. — I have given up watching the news. It only depresses me,...

The Fine Art of Laundry Operations Troubleshooting

ROANOKE, Va. — We all have had the sinking feeling that something is not...

Ramadan Scheduling Not Supported By All

ROANOKE, Va. –– It is always a challenge for our mainstream American...

An Industry Veteran’s Reflections on Clean Show ’13

ROANOKE, Va. — The 2013 edition of the Clean Show is now history. I have...

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