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Austin Linen Service Robbed Us – If Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery, What is Plagiary?

I get it, it’s 2017. Things have changed. Ideas are shared – especially good ones. I’ve even been known to borrow a good idea or two (but I always return them!). What to do though when an upstart steals the core design concept and exact content of your website? Even the placement of the words and ampersands. Really my man, the &’s?

Fortunately some things haven’t changed in this digital era, like lawsuits.

Austin Linen Service Robbed Us

“Hey, love your ideas… I’ll use them word for word.”

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The Top 5 Linen and Uniform Industry Trends

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Healthcare services expected to rise

The linen and uniform industry is full of competition, which means either be on the cutting edge or get left behind. There are many ways that linen and uniform companies try to stand out above the rest, but where should you invest your time and money? Here are the top trends that will affect your linen and uniform company in 2015:

1. Increased Productivity – New innovations allowing for increased automation will become available in 2015 with new and improved flatwork ironing machines and automated washrooms. The new machinery will allow your company to cut costs and increase employee output per hour.

2. Health Care Sales Growth – As the baby boomer generation continues to age so will the need for healthcare services to take care of them. The demand for healthcare linen services will continue to rise, so 2015 is a great time to decide how your company will handle this industry growth.

3. Automating Sales– Many businesses are already taking advantage of this helpful technology, but if yours isn’t you should seriously consider implementing it in 2015. Automating sales allows your company to watch the effectiveness of your sales representatives and ensure they are closing as many accounts as possible.

4. GPS Based Route Automation – Who wouldn’t want to cut their delivery times and gas bills? GPS based route automation is becoming a staple technology for most laundry service companies. It accurately tracks your shipments and ensures your delivering to your customers in the fastest and most efficient way possible.

5. A Development in Nano-Fabrics – The final trend to look for in 2015 and beyond is already being tested in many R&D departments around the world. Imagine linens that automatically dispel odors, stains, and other contaminants; or even chemical dyes in linens that destroy viruses and bacteria. These technological breakthroughs may not happen in 2015 but they will eventually happen, and when they do you should be ready for them.

In an already fast paced industry, 2015 will be a year of new developments and innovation. Just doing what you have always done for the last 100 years will not work anymore, be prepared for change and embrace it to make 2015 a year of growth and success.

A great way to boost your sales and keep up with competitors is by partnering with Linen Service to increase your leads and close more accounts. Find out more by viewing our FAQ’s or call 888-770-2489 to speak to a lead gen professional.

Top 4 Challenges in The Commercial Laundry Industry

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The linen and laundry service industries are used by almost every type of business to ensure that their linens are clean, pleasing to the eye, and sanitary.  Restaurants, medical facilities, hotels, spas, salons and more rely on commercial laundry service companies to provide them with the linens and uniforms necessary to run their business smoothly.  Given the importance and high demand of this service couldn’t anyone go out and start this type of company?  To put it blatantly, NO WAY!  There are many challenges in owning a laundry service which include:

1. Low Cost Labor Dependence – The profit margins in the linen service industry are small, and not getting any wider.  As a result companies must keep labor costs low, which is becoming increasingly difficult as employees attempt to unionize, new immigration bills fine companies that employ undocumented workers (which account for a numerous portion of workers), and there is continuing pressure to pay workers in line with other industries.

2. EPA Scrutiny – Industrial launderers are responsible for handling and disposing of many dangerous toxins and unsanitary materials, so as you can imagine the EPA is constantly monitoring them.  This creates a stressful situation, as managers have to stick to the highest standards possible set by the EPA while keeping costs low.  Costs associated with updating procedures to be compliant can easily stack up.

3. High Competition – By owning your own laundry service facility you enter into a world of intense competition on three fronts. You face competition from other laundry service companies, from the disposables industry and from on premises laundries.

4. Increase in Energy Costs – In this industry there are a few things that you must have in order to function properly such as trucks, dryers, and washing machines to name a few.  The issue with all of these things is that they require electricity or gas and lots of it. So, if gas or electricity prices increase then so do your overall expenses, further squeezing your bottom line.

All of these negatives may make it seem like the laundry service industry is not great to get into, but if you are willing to put in the hard work then it can be very rewarding and profitable.  It is not for someone who wants to be able to sit back and let the business run itself, you have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty, especially in the first few years.  In the end however, as long as you prepare for and navigate around the risks you can be very successful in this industry.

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June 27th Industrial Workers of the World Day

Industrial workers of the world day is a day to celebrate the workers that produce the goods that we rely on to survive.  A lot of these workers put their life at risk daily to bring us the items we consume.  Some of these jobs include fisherman, roofers, electrical installers, construction workers, and iron workers.

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Check Out the New Online Forum by Laundry Parts Market

Laundry Parts Market has the tools to help small laundry businesses grow including their online forum. Whether you are a laundromat,Service Technician or small business with a lot of laundry to do, we are working towards offering our customers the resources to promote their business, fix their machines, to ask questions, and to save money!

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