Eric Frederick

Carilion Laundry Service

Director of Laundry Services

Eric Frederick is director of laundry services for Carilion Laundry Service, Roanoke, Va., and past president of the National Association of Institutional Linen Management (NAILM), now called the Association for Linen Management (ALM). He’s a two-time association manager of the year. You can reach him by e-mail at efrederick@carilion.com.

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Handling of Reusable Barrier Linen Requires Keen Eye for Detail

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Sharpen Senses to Detect Subtle Signs of Laundry in Distress

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