Statewide Wraps Florida Laundry Improvement Expo


Jim Rogers, vice president of Statewide Laundry Equipment’s Tampa/Orlando/Jacksonville offices, prepares to be recorded for his company’s 2017 Laundry Improvement Expo highlight video, available now on YouTube. (Photo: Statewide Laundry Equipment)

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New products, service seminars, show specials were on display

TAMPA, Fla. — Distributor Statewide Laundry Equipment, with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami, recently finished its three-day Laundry Improvement Expo, beginning in Kissimmee on Sept. 19 and concluding at Statewide’s Hialeah headquarters just outside Miami on Sept. 27.

Industry leaders presented what’s new in the industry, including Speed Queen’s much-anticipated Insights management system.

Industry vendors met with customers during a “vendor crawl” hosted on all three days, and interactive service seminars educated attendees on equipment mechanical details. Michael Sokolowski, chief operating officer of the Coin Laundry Association, and Vince Hansen, president of Vend-Rite, were among the notable guest speakers.

New to this year’s Laundry Improvement Expo was an added competitive service seminar, appealing to attendees who may own equipment other than the Speed Queen brand. Special financing and discounts on soap and parts were also made available during the shows.

“The show deals are interesting because they allow me to work my buying habits around when the shows are being held,” says Rollie Fondessy, a multi-store owner from Central Florida. “Statewide runs specials on things as little as soap and as big as the biggest machines that are currently being sold. It’s a terrific opportunity for us as laundry owners to have one place to come to!”

Statewide hosts its Laundry Improvement Expos every fall in Central and South Florida to benefit the laundry owner community across the Sunshine State.


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