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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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How a Group of Dry-Cleaners Formed a Collective Franchise

If you’ve ever served on a jury, you know how difficult it is to get a dozen people to agree on a single decision. Now imagine getting 14 people from all walks of life to agree on every decision.

That’s the situation Zips Dry Cleaners found itself in when the north Virginia chain decided to begin franchising in 2006.

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German company pitches greener drycleaning to U.S.

A family-owned German chemical producer with a relatively low profile in the United States is moving aggressively into U.S. territory.

Kreussler GmbH, a company that’s dominant in the European dry-cleaning industry, describes its new, green solvent, SystemK4—or SK4 for short—as being “innovative, environmentally friendly, nontoxic, biodegradable, and safe for ground, water, and humans.”

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Kannegiesser USA Expands Engineering And Planning Department

Kannegiesser USA has expanded their engineering and planning department by welcoming Newly Caudle to the team as Laundry Design Specialist.

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Disneyland’s Dry Cleaning Gets an Energy Efficient Upgrade

As the provider of laundry and dry cleaning services for Disneyland Resort’s costumes and hospitality supply items, L&N Costume and Linen Service knows a little something about both quantity and quality. Now, with the help of the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Department of Energy, this forward-looking enterprise is embracing new, clean energy technologies as well.

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