Experts

  • Winter Is Here So Is Our Nemesis – Static Electricity  

    Winter Is Here So Is Our Nemesis – Static Electricity  

    By Rich Fitzmorris — The summer months offer relief from the laundry monster ‘static electricity’ because in general, humidity is high enough to combat the charges generated between textiles and a converting source.  But winter brings the ‘shocking’ return of static to our laundries. During winter months, most of the country experiences low moisture and relative humidity.

  • Maximizing Delegation Effectiveness

    Maximizing Delegation Effectiveness

    By Eric Bloom One of the great things about being a manager is that you can delegate various types of tasks to other people instead of having to do them yourself. This may sound like a rather cavalier statement, but it’s true. As a manager, to do your job efficiently and effectively, you must delegate

  • The Beauty of Barriers

    The Beauty of Barriers

    By Al Adcock, B&C Technologies — During a hospital stay patients spend most, if not all, of their time in bed surrounded by hospital linens. Patients have more contact with gowns, sheets and blankets than anything else in the hospital. That’s why it’s important to make sure that those linens are properly cleaned, dried and

  • Maintaining Laundry Equipment

    Maintaining Laundry Equipment

      By Al Adcock, B&C Technologies   After a long working season, it’s tempting for hospitality laundries to turn off the main panel breaker and lock the laundry room door. However, end-of season is the perfect time for hospitality laundries – or any laundry – to conduct a thorough maintenance inspection. So grab a pen

  • Building a Laundry (Part 1)

    Building a Laundry (Part 1)

    By Hugh Gilmore, PhD, Senior Consultant, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Bob Beddingfield, Owner, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Whether you’re building a new laundry from scratch or updating / re-building an existing facility, the project can be rife with challenges. Although you may not be able to avoid all ensuing ‘learning opportunities’ there are certain things to consider

  • Content Team Members = Good Business

    Content Team Members = Good Business

    By Craig Lloyd, LaundryCareers.com “I have seen the enemy – and it is us.” The quote taken from the Pogo cartoon strip rings true in many areas of our life, and I think of it sometimes when I hear managers tell me they cannot find good candidates to hire. The examples I use below are

  • Building a Laundry (Part 2)

    Building a Laundry (Part 2)

    By Hugh Gilmore, PhD, Senior Consultant, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Bob Beddingfield, Owner, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Last week we explored five important points to consider when building a laundry. This week, our authors outline five additional points you should consider – whether you’re building a new laundry from scratch or updating / re-building an existing facility.

  • Selecting the Right Laundry Cart (Part 2)

    Selecting the Right Laundry Cart (Part 2)

    In Part one of Selecting the Right Laundry Cart, we reviewed why you need different carts for different facilities, we compared bulk and shelf carts, reviewed material considerations and calculated pounds-per-trip. Today we’ll take a look at payload capacity, cart bases, ergonomic considerations, appearance, and we’ll review how to choose a cart manufacturer. Read part