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Essential Management Skill: Being Visionary

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Last month, I discussed the need to be able to organize a...

Essential Management Skill: Attention to Detail

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — There are two major management skills that all managers...

The Most Valuable Work: Planning

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have always believed that, to be successful in life, you...

Reader Question: How to Solve Stained Pillowcases

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — “We currently have a laundry for a 50-bedroom hotel in...

Increased Productivity Through Smarter Linen Purchases (Part 2)

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Last month, I discussed that each textile item should be...

Increased Productivity Through Smarter Linen Purchases

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Last month, I wrote about several things managers can do to...

Increased Laundry Automation in the Future

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — There have been a series of recent studies published about...

Embracing the Speed of Business

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Many years ago, I read a wonderful book titled It’s Not the...

The Key to Adapt, Embrace Change

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — As much as most of us hate change, especially when it is...

Soiled-Linen Collection Question: Hamper Stands

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Because I have written columns for the past 20 years, I...

Use Caution with Enhanced Medical Textiles

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — T his is a column I have been developing in my mind for...

Vendor Relations: Challenges and Successes

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have always prided myself on being honest with all my...

Clean Show an Essential Event: Frederick

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — The Clean Show started in 1975. I first attended the event...

Critical Review Vital for Future

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — When was the last time you took the time to critically...

Training Program Essential for New-Employee Success

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Managing people is often the most challenging part of...

Planning an Active Laundry Retirement

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I started in the laundry business in August 1972 and will...

Old-Fashioned Attitude Needed in Laundry Management

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have had the privilege to work for a number of companies...

Finding a Better Way to Handle Small, Dry-Fold Pieces

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — I have enjoyed looking at the advancement in equipment at...

Skills That Laundry Operators Need to Succeed

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — Back in 1972 when I first started working in the laundry...

It’s the Small Things

Eric Frederick |

ROANOKE, Va. — This year marks the start of my 46th year in the laundry...

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