Laundry Equipment Makers Extend Hurricane Recovery Efforts



(Photo: © iStockphoto/olm26250)


continental girbau warehouse

Continental Girbau and its distributors are warehousing surplus commercial laundry equipment and parts throughout Florida “to keep pace with the replacement demand caused by Irma,” says Continental President Mike Floyd. (Photo: Continental Girbau)

Staff Writer |

Dexter, Continental Girbau working through distributors to get stores up and running again

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, and OSHKOSH, Wis. — In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, commercial laundry equipment manufacturers are continuing to work through their regional distributors to help vended laundries affected by the storms get back in business.

Dexter Laundry is working closely with its distributors in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast to help laundry owners there recover from the recent storms.

“Thankfully, our distributors in each of these communities were back in operation quickly and have begun the important process of helping our customers rebuild,” says Craig Kirchner, president of Dexter Laundry.

The Dexter Technical Support Team is working directly with authorized distributors to provide expert service tips to help assess and repair any damage. These distributors are fully stocked with the parts needed to get operations back up and running quickly, Dexter says.

“Many of our customers simply need time to start the rebuilding process,” Kirchner says. “We are working with individuals to repair product where necessary and also offering delayed loan payments to help our customers focus on getting their operations back up and running as quickly as possible.”

Continental Girbau, which earlier initiated disaster assistance for Hurricane Harvey business victims in the Houston area, is now doing the same for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida.

Working with its distributors there, Laundry Pro of Florida (Lakeland) and The Laundry Shop (Pembroke Pines), Continental is offering special commercial laundry equipment financing and rental programs, as well as quick equipment parts replacement.

Continental’s Hurricane Irma relief initiative mirrors that of its Hurricane Harvey program, according to Continental President Mike Floyd. It encompasses special financing on all Continental, LG, Econ-O and Girbau Industrial vended and on-premises laundry equipment.

“Surplus commercial laundry equipment and parts are being warehoused throughout Florida to keep pace with the replacement demand caused by Irma,” Floyd says.

Locally, Laundry Pro of Florida and The Laundry Shop are responding to questions and working to quickly prepare equipment replacement quotes, assist customers and insurers, and perform installations.

Visit or call 800-256-1073 to learn more about Continental’s disaster relief program.


Alliance Laundry Systems Launches Financing Program for Hurricane-hit Areas, Sept. 20

Laundrylux, Coin Laundry Association Join in Hurricane Recovery Efforts, Sept. 13

Companies Launch Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Program, Sept. 11


Latest Podcast

Host Bruce Beggs compares textile care industry tales and trends with fellow editors Tim Burke of American Drycleaner and Matt Poe of American Laundry News.

Want more? Visit the archive »

Digital Edition

Latest Classifieds