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.

N.S. Farrington & Co. Acquires Fuller Supply Co.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — N.S. Farrington & Co. Inc. reports that it has acquired the business assets of Fuller Supply Co. Inc., Concord, N.C. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 1951, N.S. Farrington is a wholesale distributor of industrial laundry and drycleaning supplies serving North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Georgia. The company says it prides itself on its “comprehensive in-stock product lines and a customer-first focus.”

Spring Brings Calendar Full of Open Houses, Service Schools

CHICAGO — The arrival of spring can only mean one thing for self-service laundry operators—a 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.


March 7-9 — Alliance Laundry Systems Service Training Seminar, Ripon, Wis.;

Electrolux Appoints New CFO, Executive VP

STOCKHOLM — AB Electrolux reports that it has appointed Anna Ohlsson-Leijon, chief financial officer of the business area Major Appliances Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as the company’s new CFO, and appointed Ola Nilsson, head of the laundry product line within Major Appliances EMEA, as new head of the Small Appliances business area and an executive vice president.

Ohlsson-Leijon succeeds Tomas Eliasson, who is leaving the company to pursue an external opportunity. Nilsson succeeds Henrik Bergström, who will work on special assignment reporting to the CEO.

Motivational Speaker Shepard to Keynote SDA Cleaners Showcase

FORT WORTH, Texas — Motivational speaker Glenn Shepard will present the keynote address during the Southwest Drycleaners Association’s (SDA) Cleaners Showcase 2016 here at the city’s convention center on April 22-24.

Shepard is considered one of the foremost authorities on eliminating problems in the workplace, the SDA reports. He has published six books worldwide, including a national best-seller, How to Be the Employee Your Company Can’t Live Without.


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