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CLA Gears Up for Excellence in Laundry Conference 2016

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Four years ago, the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) launched its first-ever Excellence in Laundry Conference, bringing together the self-service laundry industry’s most successful people for two days of educational sessions, networking, exhibits and a unique opportunity to share best practices with their peers.

The event inspired attendee and Santa Clarita, Calif., Laundromat owner Art Jaeger to introduce the first-of-its-kind, customer-selected, ozone-infused sanitary wash cycle — a move that has proven to be highly successful and profitable, CLA says.

Alliance Laundry Systems Earns Stevie Award for Sales, Customer Service

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment provider Alliance Laundry Systems was recognized at the 10th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service earlier this month in Las Vegas. Alliance’s Customer One® program was honored as a 2016 Stevie Award recipient for its achievements and recent enhancements that improve the customer experience and help its customers’ businesses succeed.

Service School Interest Pleases Laundry Owners Warehouse

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Officials with equipment distributor Laundry Owners Warehouse have deemed the company’s first-ever service school a success, saying attendance at the Groundhog Day event exceeded their “wildest expectations.”

The event drew 79 attendees, including store operators, service professionals and prospective owners, to learn step-by-step service procedures and routine preventative maintenance from Dexter Laundry factory representatives who conducted seminars on the manufacturer’s new vended C-Series washer and Express dryer lines.

Laundrylux Hires Tudisco to Head Up Technical Care and Training

INWOOD, N.Y. — Laundrylux recently hired Robert Tudisco as its new vice president of technical care and training, the distributor of Wascomat and Electrolux laundry equipment reports.

During the last 15 years, Tudisco has worked in various technical leadership positions in service industries ranging from textile rental services to facility-critical power infrastructure support and data center infrastructure support services, Laundrylux says.

Huebsch Names ACE Commercial Laundry Equipment 2015 Distributor of Year

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Huebsch reports that it has named ACE Commercial Laundry Equipment Inc. its 2015 Distributor of the Year.

“It has been very rewarding to witness ACE Commercial’s business grow and succeed over the years and we are proud to honor them as the 2015 Distributor of the Year,” says Kathryn Rowen, Huebsch North American sales manager. “Their energy and enthusiasm for the business and industry continues to impress our team, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Laundry Pro of Florida Celebrates 20th Anniversary Under ‘Big Top’

LAKELAND, Fla. — Laundry Pro of Florida Inc.’s recent “Big Top 20” drew 140 vended laundry owners, vendors and industry experts for a two-day circus-themed 20th anniversary celebration, the distributor reports.

Complete with “Big Top” games, food and entertainment, vended laundry operators enjoyed laundry equipment and parts specials; participated in technical service workshops; and attended presentations by industry experts, the company says.

“It was an incredible success,” President Ron Jansen says of the event which featured team members dressed up as circus characters.

CSC ServiceWorks Taps Epstein as Interim CEO

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. — CSC ServiceWorks has appointed Jay Epstein, currently CSC’s chief financial officer, as its interim CEO. Epstein will assume the new role on April 1, the start of CSC’s fiscal year.

CSC ServiceWorks provides multi-family housing and commercial laundry solutions along with other services.

“I am honored to have been selected as CSC ServiceWorks’ interim CEO. It is a privilege to be part of a multi-industry-leading company with a long history such as CSC,” Epstein says. “I look forward to growing the company and achieving new milestones with the CSC team."

On-Demand Laundry Service Expands Further

NEW YORK — WashClub, a premium on-demand dry cleaning, tailoring and laundry service, will soon be expanding its service offering to more businesses and households in select U.S. cities, the company reports.

WashClub recently opened new branches in Lehigh Valley, Pa., and Miami, and it plans to expand further into Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Akron, Ohio, in the coming months.

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