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Star Distributing Wins Top Speed Queen Honor

Equipment maker fetes award-winning distributors during Atlanta reception

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment brand Speed Queen honored its top distributors during an evening reception in Atlanta prior to The Clean Show last month.

“It was certainly an inspiring evening to have the whole Speed Queen commercial family in one room again and celebrate their collective greatness,” says Eric Meyers, general manager of on-premises laundry and laundromat segments for Alliance Laundry Systems.

The night’s most prestigious award—Speed Queen Distributor of the Year—went to Star Distributing of Tennessee. The company also earned the Finance Partner of the Year honor for continuing to expand Speed Queen’s financing presence in the market.

“Michael Davis and his entire team set a very high bar for excellence,” Meyers says. “They place customer service at the top of their priority list and it shows in the loyalty of their customer base.”

Star has been extremely active in helping develop new laundromat locations for investors, and has a rich history of meeting the laundry needs of clients in and around Tennessee, Speed Queen says.

Other Speed Queen award winners included:

  • Outstanding Growth – Hermes Commercial Laundry Equipment, Bloomington, Ill.
  • Outstanding Performer – Valley Washers Inc., Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Outstanding Performer – Statewide Machinery Inc., Batavia, N.Y.


Star Distributing Wins Top Speed Queen Honor

Michael Davis (center), president/CEO, Star Distributing, and Christine Davis (second from left), vice president, receive the Speed Queen Distributor of the Year award from Alliance Laundry Systems executives (from left) Craig Dakauskas, senior vice president of North America Commercial; Eric Meyers, general manager of vend/OPL segments; and Mike Schoeb, company CEO. (Photo: Alliance Laundry Systems)

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