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Harco Co. Ltd. Earns Fred Maytag Award

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(From left) Bob English, Fritz Maytag, Robert Jackson, The Maytag® Repairman, Robert Stevens and Steve Hietpas. (Photo: Maytag Commercial Laundry)

Staff Writer |

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Harco Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, recently received the prestigious Fred Maytag Award during the Maytag® Commercial Laundry 54th Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Fla.

The Fred Maytag Award, with a history of more than five decades, is the longest-running award in the commercial laundry industry, the company says.

“Enthusiasm for the industry, loyalty, and unmatched performance are synonymous with the Harco name,” says Bob English, general manager of global commercial laundry at Whirlpool Corp. “This award testifies to Harco’s strong performance in all three markets, including a 46% increase in overall business from 2010, and an all-time record year in the multi-housing segment.”

When Fred Maytag established this award, his primary objective was to recognize a Maytag Commercial Laundry distributor for outstanding achievements and remarkable performance. Recipients emulate his marketing philosophy to distribute the company’s products with professionalism and integrity.

“We are honored to receive Maytag Commercial Laundry’s Fred Maytag Award,” says Robert Jackson, president at Harco. “We believe in the brand and the time-tested reliability of the company and its products. We’re fortunate to be associated with a strong and innovative industry player that supports our business in so many ways.”

Founded in 1961, and with present ownership in place since 1981, Harco was appointed as a Maytag Commercial Laundry distributor in 1984. Harco is a three-time Fred Maytag and Red Carpet Service® Excellence Award winner. In addition, Harco won the inaugural Breaking Away Award last year.

Jackson and fellow owner Robert Stevens were on hand to receive the award. Also present at the awards dinner was Fritz Maytag, grandson of founder Fred Maytag.

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