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Continental Girbau Inc. Celebrates 20 Years in Business

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Continental Girbau Inc. recently hosted a two-day celebration marking its 20th year in business.

Formed in 1995 as Girbau S.A.’s North American subsidiary, Continental has grown to become an industry-leading provider of vended, on-premises and industrial laundry solutions, according to Continental President Mike Floyd.

More than 150 business partners, staff, distributors, community officials and friends participated in Continental’s Sept. 23-24 anniversary celebration here, the company says.

Continental Partners with The Laundry Shop, Atlantic Laundry Equipment

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Continental Girbau Inc. recently partnered with two new vended laundry distributors—The Laundry Shop in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Atlantic Laundry Equipment in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Both companies will represent the ExpressWash®, ExpressDry®, L-Series Washer, G-Flex Washer, Econ-O-Wash, Econ-O-Dry, and LG Platinum Washer/Dryer lines, as well as the Express Laundry Center® brand, Continental reports in a press release.

October Calendar Full of Distributor Events

CHICAGO — Fall’s arrival traditionally means a calendar full of opportunities for store owners and investors to attend distributor special events and open houses.

Here is a brief rundown of events through Nov. 13 reported to American Coin-Op. Call or visit the website listed for registration information. In many cases, space is limited.

OCTOBER

Oct. 2-3 — Laundry and Cleaners Equipment Co. Open House, Phoenix, Ariz.; 800-258-9664, www.laundryandcleaners.com.

New Standard Designed to Improve Liquid Laundry Detergent Packet Safety

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — A new safety standard for labeling and packaging individually wrapped liquid-detergent laundry packets is aimed at reducing risks of ingestion, particularly by children, ASTM International says.

“This is a great example of how industry, consumer groups, government and others come together, reach consensus, and work to create a stronger culture of safety and health,” says James A. Thomas, president of ASTM.

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