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Laundrylux Vet Herman Retires from Full-Time Service

INWOOD, N.Y. — Laundry industry veteran Howard Herman has retired from full-time employment with Laundrylux and its predecessor Wascomat (Bermil Industries) after 43 years of service, Laundrylux reports.

“Howard has been a stalwart of our industry for more than four decades, with friends at virtually every manufacturer and distributor across North America,” says Neal Milch, Laundrylux CEO. “His knowledge, dedication, hard work and especially people skills helped make the Wascomat brand what it is today.

California’s Minimum Wage to Reach $15 Per Hour by 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown recently joined legislators and labor leaders to announce a landmark agreement that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide.

“California is proving once again that it can get things done and help people get ahead,” says Brown. “This plan raises the minimum wage in a careful and responsible way and provides some flexibility if economic and budgetary conditions change.”

Laundry Industry Calendar Continues to Fill Up

CHICAGO — Self-service laundry operators continue to have a springtime calendar full of opportunities to attend distributor open houses, service schools and other special events.

Here is a brief rundown of events from the American Coin-Op calendar through May 25.

Call, or visit the website listed for registration information. In many cases, space is limited.

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April 2 — Automated Laundry Systems Spring Open House, Burbank, Calif.; 818-846-7242, www.automated-laundry.com.

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.

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