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The American Laundry News Podcast
21 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
Laundry Facility Fire Safety
Bill Sullivan, fire protection engineer for the City of Madison Fire Department in Wisconsin, and Markus Tarin, CEO of MoviTHERM, an innovator in fire detection technology, based in Irvine, California, talk about steps to take in the event of a fire along with detection/prevention ideas.
11 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Duane Houvener, national sales manager for American Dawn, provides insider discussion about modern textiles and how performance and processability have been improved.
13 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
The Laundry Brand
A commercial laundry today, no matter the size, needs to create its unique brand to stand out, and this discussion with Asit Goel, vice president of marketing at UniFirst, will examine what steps to take.
14 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Laundry Labor Update
Guest Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA, talks about the current state of laundry hiring/training/retention, offers ideas and looks into the future of laundry labor.
15 minutes | May 17, 2022
The Benefits of Trade Show Attendance
Greg Jira, show director for The Clean Show owned by Messe Frankfurt, talks about how laundry and linen service operators can be as effective as possible when attending industry trade shows, along with details about Clean in Atlanta.
15 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Jeff Landry, managing director global supply chain for textile provider American Dawn, talks about the lessons learned from the supply-chain interruptions experienced in 2020 and how to be prepared in the future.
20 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Laundry Operations and OSHA
In this podcast, Steve Alvarado, a lawyer at Fisher Phillips, talks about what OSHA is looking for in terms of laundry safety and how laundries can be proactive to be “OSHA safe.”
15 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Laundry Safety Inspection
Guest Donald Bock, principal of Seabright Safety Solutions, shares key points for laundry operators to investigate, and ways to improve shortcomings, to help ensure a facility is as safe as possible.
12 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Expanding Laundry Business Revenue
It’s important for laundry operations to have balanced revenue, and this conversation with Rick Snyder, owner and general manager of U.S. Linen & Uniform in Richland, Washington, will explore how operations can expand wisely.
20 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Employees and Substance Abuse
Guest Susan Fahey Desmond, a principal in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis P.C., shares her expertise on laundry management and safety in an era of increasing substance abuse.
17 minutes | May 18, 2021
Meeting Hygienic and Sanitary Laundry Expectations
Rocco Romeo, CEO of HLS Linen Services based in Ottawa, Ontario, and a member of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council’s (HLAC) Board of Directors, provides an update on healthcare laundry during COVID-19 and what lies ahead for the industry segment.
17 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Effective Washer-Extractor Usage
Guest Josh Steinhardt, a sales development manager of on-premises laundry at Alliance Laundry Systems, draws on his 20 years of experience to share washer-extractor advice for throughput, efficiency and quality.
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Laundry Insurance Needs and Coverage
Tina Brazier, business development manager for fabricare insurance provider Irving Weber Associates, talks about how insurance has changed for laundries, specific needs and how to evaluate current insurance coverage.
15 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Optimizing the Laundry Process
John Goetz, global product manager for Hydro Systems, takes listeners to a number of locations in a laundry operation that are prime for optimizing processes and efficiencies.
16 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Laundry Maintenance Checklist
Listen to a conversation with Dave McAllister, director of services and project management for Girbau North America, about essential laundry equipment tasks to keep your machines processing goods—and doing it well.
12 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Customer Service Training and Technology
Guest Dave Balliet, director of customer relations for Hospital Central Services Cooperative (HCSC), offers his insights into enhancing customer service at all levels of a laundry operation.
14 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Laundry Facility Cleaning Check
Guest Paul Jewison, vice president of engineering at Healthcare Linen Services Group and general manager at Textile Care Services in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses ways to keep a laundry operation clean.
17 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Laundry Service Contract Essentials
In this episode, Steven Fellman from the Washington, D.C., law firm GKG Law P.C., shares key elements of laundry and linen services contracts, negotiation tactics and more.
14 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Conflict Resolution in a Laundry Operation
Guest Terry Slosson, director of human resources for the Northern Pacific Region of Cintas Corp., discusses methods and strategies to best handle conflict in an operation.
14 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Key Performance Indicators
Bill Brooks, director of customer solutions and business development for commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Alliance Laundry Systems, talks about important KPIs in a laundry/linen service for efficiency and quality.
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