OSHKOSH, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently recognized Darling’s Sales & Service Co. (Darling’s) with its 2016 On-Premise Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the on-premise laundry market; Fowler Equipment Co. (Fowler) with the Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and support in both the vended and on-premise laundry markets; and Laundry Systems of Tennessee with the Girbau Industrial Laundry Distributor of the Year award for unsurpassed performance in the industrial laundry market.
• Darling’s, in Blaine, Minn., received its 12th On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award since partnering with Continental in 1995. Family owned for 50 years, the full-service distributorship works closely with customers to improve on-premise laundry productivity and efficiency through assistance with financial planning and selection of advanced laundry equipment to slash utilities and energy consumption. “Darling’s Sales and Service is simply one of Continental’s highest performing distributors,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales. “They’ve once again earned this award as a result of their incredible on-premise laundry sales and support throughout 2016.”
• “Fowler surpassed our expectations once again,” said Jorgensen. The full-service distributor earned Continental’s highest honor as the Distributor of the Year for both on-premise and vended laundry sales. They also earned Continental’s Multi-Housing Distributor of the Year award. “Fowler continues to develop, reinvest and grow,” said Jorgensen. “It’s a fantastic company with great leadership.” Among the largest vended, on-premise and multi-housing laundry equipment distributors in the Mid-Atlantic region, Fowler, in Bloomfield, N.J., is a full-service company offering technical service and parts, as well as expert assistance with vended, multi-housing and on-premise laundry development.
• Laundry Systems of Tennessee, in Sevierville, Tenn., is a full-service vended, on-premise and industrial laundry equipment distributor serving Tennessee and the Carolinas. The family owned company provides a wide breadth of products, including tunnel systems, washers, dryers, feeders, ironers, folders, stackers and ozone systems, as well as a fully stocked parts warehouse and a staff of factory-trained technicians. Over the course of the last year, Laundry Systems of Tennessee has provided critical equipment and support for a number of large-scale and high-volume industrial laundries. “President Jeff Large and his staff have gone above and beyond to help establish and ensure the success of these laundry operations,” said Jorgensen. “They’ve helped launch the Girbau Industrial brand within the hospitality and party rental industries.”