Industry News

Industry News

We’ve added long-time PlanetLaundry contributor, Jeff Gardner (a.k.a. “The Laundry Doctor”) to the program for the Georgia Laundromat Industry Meet-Up in Atlanta on August 30, 2017. This free lunch event, which will feature networking, education, and industry information, will also include ...
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Atlas International Laundry & Dry Cleaning Equipment Co. – a distributor of vended laundry and OPL equipment headquartered in Dallas – has named Arthur Wechsler its new vended laundry equipment sales manager for the Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana markets. Wechsler, who has been in laundry sales for ...
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If you haven’t experienced a LaundryCares Foundation Free Laundry Day event, we strongly encourage you to join us for an upcoming date at a laundromat near you. These powerful events draw dozens of families in need who have expressed their appreciation for some relief from their budgets and a sense ...
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Primus recently announced its distributor network award winners in a ceremony held at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. During this event, Atlas International received the manufacturer’s top honor of Distributor of the Year. Atlas, based in Dallas, has excelled in not only sales volumes, but also in its ...
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Sav-A-Day Laundry Machinery will hold its 59th annual open house and sales event on October 9 at the company’s headquarters in St. Louis. This event – which is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – will feature service seminars throughout the day, focusing on washer/extractors and dryers. ...
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Attention all Laundry Business Owners, Distributors, and Potential Investors in the beautiful state of Georgia: The Coin Laundry Association will be facilitating a local “meet-up” event on August 30, 2017. This lunch-and-learn-style opportunity is intended to bring together like-minded professionals ...
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Statewide Laundry Equipment – with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami – is celebrating the 32-year laundry industry career of Jim Rogers, who currently serves as vice president of the company’s central Florida offices. Rogers has been with Statewide for 18 years. Prior to joining Statewide ...
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Aaxon Laundry Systems , based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has announced the return of its Aaxon Autumn Expo, which is scheduled for October 4 at the company’s headquarters. This event will feature industry vendors, equipment repair demonstrations, special financing and rebates, discounts on parts and ...
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Continental Girbau Inc. employees recently contributed to a Habitat for Humanity project near the company’s headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis. Two Continental teams donned hard hats and tool belts in an effort to build an ADA-compliant twindominum to accommodate two special needs families, according ...
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Great Lakes Commercial Sales Inc. , a division of WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, celebrated its 25th anniversary by “Rockin’ the Industry” with more than 200 attendees at the company’s annual product expos, which were held throughout the Midwest during April and May. The events, which boasted a ...
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In the August print and digital versions of PlanetLaundry magazine, we inadvertently included incorrect copy under the “Setomatic/SpyderWash” listing. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. Here is the correct product description: Setomatic / SpyderWash unveiled ...
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Washlava – a mobile technology startup based in Tampa, Fla. – recently reported that it has launched the world’s first exclusively app-enabled laundromat in Tampa. The Washlava-branded store is completely coin-free and cashless, with the laundry’s Huebsch equipment controlled through Washlava’s mobile ...
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Maytag Commercial Laundry has chosen Superior Laundry Equipment as its distributor for portions of the New York metropolitan region’s tri-state area, covering parts of New York and New Jersey. Superior Laundry, headquartered in Brooklyn, is a full-service distributorship, featuring an in-house ...
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Continental Girbau Inc. has named Eric Novak the company’s new customer care associate. In this position, Novak will interface with Continental’s customer care department to process and maintain in-house orders and shipping dates, handle warranty administration and claims processing, and assist customers ...
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Continental Girbau Inc. recently recognized Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc. with its 2016 Business Partner of the Year Award. The honor salutes Lavatec’s superior business results while working in partnership with Continental and its customers. Lavatec President Mark Thrasher accepted the award ...
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Continental Girbau Inc. recently recognized Skyline Equipment Inc. with its 2016 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year Award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market. Simultaneously, the Wisconsin-based manufacturer honored Fowler Equipment ...
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Continental Girbau West – headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – has named Jason McAninch its new commercial laundry sales specialist. In this position, McAninch will manage commercial vended and on-premises laundry sales and marketing efforts for the company. “We are really pleased to have ...
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Primus has announced that Belenky, Inc. is the newest addition to the manufacturer’s distribution network. “Belenky has a 100-year history of providing excellent service to laundry equipment customers,” said Mark Schram, North American sales manager for Primus. “We couldn’t be happier to see them ...
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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s tax reform plans include several critical components, not the least of which is planned sales tax expansion, which would require laundromat owners, among others, to collect sales tax. All signs indicate that the governor’s tax reform plan will take shape quickly, ahead ...
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The National Small Business Association , in partnership with Cynthia Kay and Company Media Production, has released the 2017 Small Business Workforce and Labor Survey, which quantifies how workforce issues ranging from immigration to education to background checks impact our nation’s leading job creators. ...
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