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Electrolux, Laundrylux Celebrate 60-Year Partnership

INWOOD, N.Y. — Keith McLoughlin, president and CEO of Electrolux, recently presented Neal Milch, CEO of Laundrylux, with a crystal award in celebration of the companies’ 60 years of partnership.

The award presentation was held at a special ceremony in Sweden, according to Laundrylux.

“I was honored to receive this award and have our partnership recognized in such a meaningful way,” says Milch. “We have a great deal of mutual respect and work closely together on many initiatives, such as marketing and product development.”

Educational Sessions Open to All Clean Show Attendees

ATLANTA — Between visits to the Clean Show’s extensive exhibit floor, those attending the April 16-19 event will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions targeting the unique issues of their industry segments, as well as some broader general sessions that offer strategies on improving operations, engaging workers and increasing business, among others.

Access to the educational sessions is included in conference registration, and is not dependent on association affiliation.

Alliance Laundry’s Customer Service Program Earns Honor

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Alliance Laundry Systems recently earned a Silver Stevie® Award in the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, the company reports.

Alliance was recognized for the recent achievements of its customer service program, Customer One, receiving silver accolades in the “Customer Service Department of the Year — all other industries” category. It was one of 12 international companies nominated.

SBA Introduces New Online Lending Tool

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a new online tool that connects entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan with a SBA-approved lender.

The new, free online tool, called LINC (Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital) will have small-business owners fill out an online form of 20 questions and connect them with lenders within 48 hours, according to SBA.

After filling out the form, a borrower’s answers will be sent to every lender in their county, as well as to other lenders with a regional or national reach.

USA Technologies Implements Support for Apple Pay Mobile Payments

MALVERN, Pa. — Wireless, cashless payment systems manufacturer USA Technologies (USAT) has implemented a nationwide rollout of new acceptance points for Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile payment system, USAT reports.

The move adds approximately 200,000 acceptance points to the “growing list” of locations supporting Apple Pay, bringing the mobile payment service to owners and operators of vended laundry equipment, among other self-serve appliances.

Huebsch Names Tennessee’s Patel Store Owner of Quarter

RIPON, Wis. — Huebsch, an equipment brand of Alliance Laundry Systems, has named Raj Patel, owner of Speed Coin Laundry, Murfreesboro, Tenn., its latest Store Owner of the Quarter.

In 1995, when he was 14 years old, Patel emigrated from India with his family to California, with just $500 to their name. The family soon moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., investing the earnings they saved to purchase a convenience store and gas station.

Clean 2015: ‘One Industry. One Stage.’ (Conclusion)

ATLANTA — Professionals from all facets of the laundering, drycleaning and textile care industry will convene once again April 16-19 for the biennial World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning—better known by many in the industry as the Clean Show.

“I’m anxious to see what this time slot in April will do,” says John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the Clean Show’s management company.

“Atlanta is a good city [and] I think people are going to find out a lot of positive things are going on around here.”

Clean 2015: ‘One Industry. One Stage.’ (Part 1)

ATLANTA — Professionals from all facets of the laundering, drycleaning and textile care industry will convene once again April 16-19 for the biennial World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning—better known by many in the industry as the Clean Show.

“I’m anxious to see what this time slot in April will do,” says John Riddle, president of Riddle & Associates, the Clean Show’s management company.

“Atlanta is a good city [and] I think people are going to find out a lot of positive things are going on around here.”

Distributor Laundry Systems of Tennessee Promotes Cloonan

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Laundry Systems of Tennessee reports it has promoted Sean Cloonan from service technician to service manager.

“Sean is an extremely hard worker who gives his utmost to help out customers in need of technical service,” says Jeff Large, owner of Laundry Systems of Tennessee. “He’s smart, a good leader, and easy to work with.”

In his new role, Cloonan manages a factory-trained team of service technicians to ensure prompt service and over-the-phone troubleshooting, as well as oversee parts inventory and distribution, according to the company.

Madson to Succeed Melton as Speed Queen Multi-Housing N.A. Sales Manager

RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Systems reports that it is promoting Craig Madson to North American sales manager of Speed Queen Multi-Housing.

“Craig has been a valuable asset to Alliance for many years and his experience with sales and customer relations made him an ideal candidate to fill such an important role,” says William Bittner, vice president of North American sales for Alliance. “We look forward to Craig’s continued success and congratulate him on his new assignment.”

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