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Andrew ‘Bud’ Bakker joins CG West

Andrew ‘Bud’ Bakker joins CG West

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Andrew ‘Bud’ Bakker recently joined Continental Girbau West (CG West), in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., as vice-president of sales. In his new role, Bakker manages and works to grow all vended, on-premise and industrial laundry sales efforts for CG West.

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KANNEGIESSER at the Texcare International

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KANNEGIESSER at the Texcare International

The textile care industry continues to be subjected to price and competitive pressures, while facing at the same time increasing operating cost for personnel, textiles and energy. As a result, the demand for increased productivity – while lowering operating costs – with continued consistent high quality and improved availability is paramount.
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Phil Hart promoted to executive vice president of Kannegiesser USA

Mr. Martin Kannegiesser, owner of Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH, promoted Phil Hart to Executive Vice President of Kannegiesser USA during the company’s recent Canadian Sales Meeting. In his new position, Hart will continue to be responsible for the daily operation of the company, but also expand his role overseeing different departments. 

 

 

 

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Senator aims to fill jobs, close communication gap

Hagan wants to link small companies with qualified workers

Jeff Frushtick has a pressing problem: He needs specialized machinists but can’t find any.

The president and CEO of Leonard Automatics Inc. in Denver, N.C., is poised to expand Leonard beyond its current 30 employees but is stuck in a hiring limbo because of a lack of qualified workers. He expressed his frustration at a workforce development roundtable discussion Friday in Matthews hosted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

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Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. employs Tom Washbrook

Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. employs Tom Washbrook

Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc. of  Beacon Falls, Connecticut continues to expand company resources with the addition of Tom Washbrook in the role of Vice President of Operations.

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Chicago Dryer Company hires Anderson

Chicago Dryer Company hires Anderson
as Regional Sales Director for the West

Chuck Anderson has been selected as Western Regional Sales Director, covering the western U.S. for Chicago Dryer Company. Anderson has been in the laundry industry for more than 23 years, most recently with the Ellis Corporation. Anderson will work with Chicago’s established distributor network to increase sales and provide additional customer support services.

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Continental debuts folding & stacking equipment

Continental debuts folding & stacking equipment

Oshkosh, Wis.–Continental Girbau Inc. recently introduced
a full complement of linen handling equipment, including the FL-LITE multi-lane
flatwork folder, the AP-LITE drop stacker, and the FT-LITE drywork folder. Thanks
to these new linen handling products, higher-volume laundry facilities, such as
casinos, hotels, athletic facilities, healthcare operations and convention
centers, can successfully achieve improved productivity and quality, while
lowering labor costs.

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Leonard Frushtick, founder of Leonard Automatics, passes away

Leonard Frushtick, founder of Leonard Automatics, passed away Monday, August 1st, 2011 at the age of 80.

Frushtick started his career selling buttons to the garment manufacturing industry. He later expanded the business to include a variety of machinery. In 1969 he moved his family to North Carolina to be closer to the garment industry and founded Leonard Automatics. As the garment manufacturing industry began to decline in the mid-80s, Frushtick migrated to the laundry industry. Read more of this article »

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Lavatec, Inc emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Mr. Albert Goudkuil announced today that Goudkuil Laundry Machinery from Apeldoorn, Holland has acquired all of the assets and business operations of Lavatec, Inc. in Naugatuck, CT.  Mr. Goudkuil will be the President of the company.  

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