Episode Archive

Episode: 20

October 23, 2019

How Social Media Impacts Laundry/Linen Services

In this podcast, guest Bri Curington, social media director for Infinite Laundry, a marketing agency that works exclusively in the linen and uniform industry, offers help for industrial/commercial and OPL laundries with effective social media strategy.

Episode: 19

September 18, 2019

Finding Skilled Laundry Workers

The industry is facing a gap when it comes to trained, skilled workers. Guest Doug Waldman, president of Superior Linen Service, examines how an operation can find essential employees, like maintenance staff and supervisors.

Episode: 18

August 21, 2019

Effective Laundry Plant Tours to Gain Customers

Guest Troy Lovins, founder and CEO of Performance Matters, talks about how opening the laundry plant doors and showing off what makes an operation great can turn potential customers into actual customers.

Episode: 17

July 24, 2019

Disaster Preparedness for Laundries

At some point, a laundry is going to face a disaster, at least losing power. In this episode, guest Bob Corfield, principal of Laundry Design Group, talks about ways to keep goods moving during these challenging times.

Episode: 16

June 19, 2019

Clean Healthcare Linens and Public Perception

Get an inside look at what healthcare laundries are doing to ensure linen cleanliness and how they can educate the public in the face of negative media reports from Jason Hartsell, director of operations at United Hospital Services.

Episode: 15

May 22, 2019

Automation’s Effect on Laundry Operations

Guest Brian Polatsek, CEO of EcoBrite Linen, talks about the effect of automation on laundry/linen services and what the laundry of the future will look like in terms of equipment, labor and more.

Episode: 14

April 17, 2019

The Man Behind the Clean Show

Retiring show manager John Riddle talks Clean history and reminisces about his long career, including his time in pro baseball, stadium management, rodeo production, and more with guest host Bruce Beggs.

Episode: 13

March 20, 2019

Improving Laundry Efficiency Without Losing Quality

Explore how a laundry can operate at a better level of energy efficiency with guest Seth Willer, national sales manager for Girbau Industrial.

Episode: 12

February 20, 2019

How Distributor Partners Help Laundry Operations

Distributors provide essential equipment to laundry/linen services, but there is more to the equation. Find out more from guest Craig Dakauskas, president of CLEC.

Episode: 11

January 23, 2019

Culture Shock: Is Your Laundry Really a Good Place to Work?

Kris Boesch, CEO and founder of Choose People, a company dedicated to helping change company cultures so employees feel good about going to work, talks about creating a positive workplace culture.

Episode: 10

December 20, 2018

Laundry Productivity Secrets Revealed

Jon Witschy, sales manager for data technology company Spindle, reveals ways laundries can enhance productivity today and in the future.

Episode: 9

November 21, 2018

Sheets, Towels and More: A Look into Hospitality Laundry/Linen Services

In this episode, Phil Jones, director of laundry for Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, offers his view of hospitality laundry, from its challenges to its future.

Episode: 8

October 24, 2018

Behind Bars: Correctional Facility Laundry Operations

Todd B. Jenson, laundry supervisor at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility in Minnesota, talks about the challenges and rewards of jail laundry operations.

Episode: 7

September 19, 2018

Five Decades of Laundry Services

Richard Warren retired earlier this year after 53-plus years in the industry. In this podcast, he shares some observations and insights from his career.

Episode: 6

August 22, 2018

Panel of Experts: Richard Engler, JPS Health Network

Richard Engler, textile processing department manager for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth and a Panel of Experts author for American Laundry News, talks about his life in laundry services.

Episode: 5

July 18, 2018

Tariffs, Trade Wars and Laundry/Linen Services

David Potack, president of Unitex, offers his take on what’s happening with the enactment of tariffs on some foreign goods.

Episode: 4

June 20, 2018

Columnist at Large: Meet the Man Behind the Words

Get to know Eric Frederick, who has written for American Laundry News for more than 30 years and spent 44 years in the industry.

Episode: 3

May 16, 2018

Modern Marketing Secrets: Making Effective Use of Online, Social Media Opportunities

Dianne McKay, owner and president of Mustang Marketing, shares how laundry/linen services can up their online marketing game.

Episode: 2

March 19, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Essentials for Laundry/Linen Services

Catherine Varosy, a Block Advisors bookkeeper-enrolled agent/master tax advisor, discusses the new tax law.

Episode: 1

January 23, 2018

Healthcare Laundry Today: Cleanliness, Quality, Mergers and More

Listen as Randy Bartsch, president and CEO of Ecotex Healthcare Laundry Services, discusses what’s going on in the healthcare laundry industry.