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Seaga Welcomes New Latin America Sales Director

FREEPORT, Ill. — Vending equipment manufacturer Seaga Manufacturing has welcomed Martin Castillo of Mexico City as its new Latin America sales director.

Castillo has 20 years of experience in the vending industry, including full-line, compact and post-mix equipment, and is considered a “welcome addition” by the company in its growth in the Latin America market.

CSC ServiceWorks Forges Partnership with Pride Laundry Systems

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. — North Hills, Calif.-based Pride Laundry Systems has merged with CSC ServiceWorks, provider of multi-family housing and commercial laundry equipment, the company reports.

Mark Goodman, president and owner of Pride Laundry Systems, will join CSC ServiceWorks as part of the deal.

He will undertake a senior management role to further build out CSC ServiceWorks’ on-premise laundry division on a national basis, according to CEO Robert M. Doyle.

PWS Co-Presidents Conclude Buyout of Company’s Stock Holdings

LOS ANGELES — Brad Steinberg and Brad Pollack, co-presidents of commercial laundry equipment and parts distributorship PWS Inc., have concluded the buyout of the corporate stock holdings of Eric Steinberg and Mort Pollack, respectively, becoming the sole shareholders/owners of PWS, the company reports.

The transaction was finalized on March 1. Brad Steinberg and Brad Pollack, who have led the company in the last decade, intend to “focus on customer support functionality with the goal of improved profitability for Laundromat owners throughout California and Nevada.”

Huebsch Names Gulf States Laundry Machinery 2014 Distributor of Year

RIPON, Wis. — Vended laundry equipment manufacturer Huebsch has named Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co. its 2014 Distributor of the Year.

Pravin Parmar, co-owner of Gulf States, along with principals Harish Parmar, Ben Prema and Sales Manager Jack Hunt, accepted the award for “outstanding sales achievement, customer service and professionalism” on behalf of the company during the Clean Show in Atlanta.

WASH Laundry Receives ‘Visionary Award’ at Microsoft Conference

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems was selected as a Visionary Award winner in the Business Insights category at Microsoft Corporation’s Convergence 2015 Conference in March, the company reports.

The multi-family laundry service provider says it was recognized for its “innovative application” of Microsoft technology to maximize productivity and customer service, as it expands globally into new markets. The honor was presented during an awards luncheon at the Atlanta conference.

Continental Girbau Adds Equipment Marketers to Distributors Roster

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Vended laundry equipment manufacturer Continental Girbau reports it has added Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Equipment Marketers to its lineup of distributors.

Equipment Marketers will represent the company’s ExpressWash®, ExpressDry®, L-Series Washer, G-Flex Washer, Econ-O-Wash, Econ-O-Dry and LG Platinum washer/dryer lines, as well as its brand of vended laundry stores, Express Laundry Center®.

Managing Rising Water Cost, Wage Increases (Conclusion)

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Overhead costs are among the many aspects of running a business that many vended laundry owners and operators grapple with on a regular basis.

This challenge has become even more difficult to manage in recent times, as the cost of minimum wage and utilities, specifically water/sewer, has increased for many vended laundry operators.

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