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.

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...

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...

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It’s important for laundry operations to have balanced revenue, and this conversation with Rick Snyder, owner and general manager of U.S. Linen & Uniform in Richland, Washington, will explore how operations can expand wisely.

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