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.

Marketing of More Energy-Efficient Textiles Deserves Scrutiny

Energy prices are going up, and everyone is looking for a way to reduce...

Understanding Christmas Holiday Linen Volume

The Christmas holiday is a very special holiday to most employees, and...

Flatwork vs. Fold Dry: Why the Shift in Products?

I was working on a productivity improvement project and had the occasion...

Which Term Best Communicates Your Message?

When my oldest son was just beginning to talk, he went through a phase...

Nonuniform Shelf Cart Styles Force One to Adapt

For years, various linen companies have irritated me by insisting on...

What Do You Do With Laundry's Leftovers?

It seems like everywhere I go, someone is talking about how to protect...

What Lesson Can You Learn From a Sponge?

Every once in a while, I try to do something different to challenge my...

Small Clean '07 Booth Yields New Solution

During every Clean Show, I dedicate a number of hours to investigating...

When in Drought, Turn to Water Reuse

As managers, we’re responsible for setting the course for our...

Inspections Never Come at Good Time

Most of us will never have to deal with a random Occupational Safety and...

Vendor Pays Hefty Price for Devaluing 'Human Element'

Recently, one of my major vendors made a sudden and unexpected change in...

Create Road Map to Solve Problems, Build Toward Future

We all deal with problems every day. Some are easy to handle, and some...

Learning Process Management is Key to Better Performance

For years, the laundry industry has been trying to upgrade its...

Continued Value Depends on Your Ability to 'Network'

I’ve been seeing a number of cell phone ads recently in which the...

In the Event of a Flu Pandemic, What's Your Plan?

Last month, I provided some background about what you might expect to...

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