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Why Laundry & Linen Week?

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Historians have differing opinions on how Laundry & Linen Week began. Some say it was started by the precursor to the Association for Linen Management (ALM), NAILM. Some say it was started within the industry and NAILM just ran with it, perhaps we will never know. But the aspect they agree on is the purpose. “The goal was to promote our industry within our institutions to let the people who work there be more aware of what the laundry personnel did,” said Jacque Prather, a retired 50-year ALM member and former ALM Board president. “It also lets the community realize we had a very important part of care of a patient.” That echoes the sentiment from ...
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Faster isn’t better when quality suffers. Rushing to increase production, but delivering textiles that are stained, torn, or even possibly unclean, will only lead to rejects, rewash, and redoing your budget, ultimately losing customers. Recently, we contacted Judy Reino, CEO of Reino Linen and president of ALM’s Board of Directors, and Arthur Dueno, Director of Laundry and Uniform Services at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. While Reino’s plant focuses on hospital linen and Dueno’s on hospitality, their responses were similar when asked what to look for to spot productivity issues. “For us, it’s ensuring the fundamentals of laundry,” said Dueno. ...
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All businesses in the U.S. textile care industry must carry workers’ compensation insurance, allowing employees to be reimbursed for lost work time and/or medical bills when they have been injured on the job. Fees and required coverage are set by each state; however, businesses can help decrease their premium costs by keeping a few strategies in mind. Experience Modifier Explained The premiums paid by businesses are determined by the carrier’s rate, multiplied by the company’s Experience Modifier, sometimes called an E-Mod, which essentially gives an easy reference for how the company is performing in terms of safety compared to other businesses in the ...
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