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.

A Reusable Barrier Isolation Gown Success Story (Part 1 of 3)

ROANOKE, Va. — I once wrote about having an opportunity to use reusable...

Are Reusable Barrier Items Cost-Effective?

ROANOKE, Va. — I met with my production and maintenance staff recently...

How to Survive When You Lose Your Job (Part 3 of 3)

An AmericanLaundryNews.com Exclusive ROANOKE, Va. — When you lose a...

How to Survive When You Lose Your Job (Part 2 of 3)

ROANOKE, Va. — We hear about global financial problems every day. We...

How to Survive When You Lose Your Job (Part 1 of 3)

ROANOKE, Va. — We hear about global financial problems every day. We...

Standard Operating Procedures Place You on Right Route

ROANOKE, Va. — In discussions with my fellow laundry managers, no topic...

Providing Less Than Acceptable Service Is Disturbing Trend

ROANOKE, Va. — I have now been working in the laundry industry for more...

Searching for the Ideal Productivity Monitoring System

ROANOKE, Va. — I spent a lot of time at the Clean Show looking at...

Lessons from the Spring Storms

ROANOKE, Va. — Much has been said about having backup plans in case of...

How to Reduce Linen-Replacement Costs (Part 2 of 2)

ROANOKE, Va. — The escalating cost of textile products is causing many...

How to Reduce Linen-Replacement Costs (Part 1 of 2)

ROANOKE, Va. — The escalating cost of textile products is causing many...

Want to Survive Hard Times? Focus on What You Can Control

ROANOKE, Va. — Are you tired of swimming upstream? Has the troubled...

Rising Cotton Prices: What is Their Impact?

CHICAGO — Have you seen textile prices increase from 8.5% to 20%...

Relegating Patience to Bottom Drawer is Sure Way to Fail

CHICAGO — In this fast-paced, got-to-get-it-done-today world, many...

It’s Time to Add Value for Revenue-Starved Healthcare Customers

CHICAGO — Our national economy remains sluggish and the fiscal...

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