Aaxon Appoints Brown to Oversee Central Florida Market

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Commercial laundry equipment distributor Aaxon Laundry Systems has appointed Bill Brown as its multi-housing account executive for the central Florida market, the company reports.

In his new role, Brown will represent Aaxon at industry events, establish strategic partnerships with condo management companies and apartment owners, and retain current route locations, according to the company. He will be based in Orlando, Fla.

Study: ‘Rental Resurgence’ Boon to National Economy

WASHINGTON — The multi-family housing “rental boom” is contributing to the overall growth of the economy and local communities, according to data from research commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA).

Fueled by demographic changes—like the “burgeoning Millennial population” and rediscovery of metropolitan urban communities—the apartment industry and its 36 million residents contributed $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy and supported 12.3 million jobs in 2013, according to the study.

Huebsch Picks Tennessee Distributor/Operator as Store Owner of Quarter

RIPON, Wis. — John D. (J.D.) Dixon, owner of National Laundry, Dickson, Tenn., and a Huebsch distributor, was recently named Huebsch’s Store Owner of the Quarter, the company reports.

“As an equipment distributor with almost a decade of experience in the laundry industry, Mr. Dixon has served as a mentor to many business owners, helping them identify industry trends and provide insightful advice on how to make their businesses successful,” says Kathryn Rowen, Huebsch North American sales manager.

WashClub NYC on ‘Trak’ with Company Rollout

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Laundry and drycleaning services provider WashClub NYC reports it has recently debuted its services in Washington, D.C., through its recently developed WashClubTrak software licensing program.

WashClubTrak allows local vended laundry and drycleaning operators to become WashClub licensees, according to WashClub NYC founder Rick Rome.

Setomatic’s Schantz Undertakes New Role for Company

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Setomatic Systems – SpyderWash has promoted Gregg Schantz to director of sales and operations, the company reports.

Since joining the company full-time in 2013, Schantz has helped support SpyderWash distributors throughout the country and has “played an important role” in increasing its distributor base, according to the company.

In his new position, Schantz will continue to support the company’s distributors and customers, while taking on more responsibilities as the company expands.

Whirlpool to Acquire American Dryer Corp. (ADC)

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., and FALL RIVER, Mass. — Whirlpool Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire American Dryer Corp. (ADC), a privately held manufacturer of coin-operated, on-premise, industrial and specialty laundry equipment, it was announced Monday afternoon.

Whirlpool brand Maytag Commercial Laundry and ADC each made the announcement via separate press releases.

Terms of the planned transaction will not be disclosed, the companies say.

Whirlpool says the planned acquisition gives its commercial laundry business a platform to reach new markets and channels.

Laundrylux Appoints Equipment Marketers as Authorized Distributor

INWOOD, N.Y. — Laundrylux reports it has appointed New Jersey-based Equipment Marketers as an authorized distributor for its Electrolux and Wascomat brands of coin and on-premise laundry (OPL) equipment.

“We are pleased to welcome Richard and Susan LaMaina, along with the entire Equipment Marketers team, to the Electrolux and Wascomat distributor network,” says Cody Milch, vice president of OPL, Laundrylux. “A true industry leader, Equipment Marketers has a 70-year reputation for exceptional service and support.”

Speed Queen Honors PWS as 2014 Distributor of Year

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Speed Queen has recognized California-based PWS – The Laundry Company as its 2014 Distributor of the Year.

Co-owners Brad Pollack, a second-generation distributor, and Brad Steinberg, a third-generation distributor, accepted the award for “outstanding sales achievement, customer service and professionalism” on behalf of the company.

Dan Bowe, Speed Queen North American sales manager, presented the honor during a ceremony in Atlanta, site of Clean 2015.

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.


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