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IPSO® Equipment Sales in North America Will Be Discontinued

May 11th, 2017

Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
221 Shepard Street, P.O. Box 990
Alliance-logo-001Ripon, WI 54971-0990
Tel 800.223.8408
Fax 920.748.4477

IPSO® Equipment Sales in North America Will Be Discontinued


Ripon, Wis. May 11, 2017 – Alliance Laundry Systems announced today that it will discontinue sales and marketing of IPSO®-branded laundry equipment in the United States and Canada, beginning in April of 2018. The move will not impact sales of the brand outside of the United States and Canada.


“This decision, while difficult for our IPSO distributors, was one we felt is necessary for our total distribution network and Alliance Laundry Systems moving forward,” said William Bittner, vice president North American Sales for Alliance Laundry Systems. “Rationalization of our brands within our North American portfolio was the primary driver behind the move,” he added.


Alliance will continue to support IPSO products through its Customer One® organization, offering parts access and the world’s largest commercial laundry technical support team.


“Alliance Laundry Systems remains committed to delivering exceptional service and support for customers who rely on installed IPSO equipment,” said Mark Schram, North American sales manager for the IPSO brand.


IPSO commercial products for vended laundries and on-premises laundries are currently sold in the United States and Canada through 64 distributors. Over the next year, Alliance will work closely with these distributors to help them prepare for the discontinuation of the brand.




About Alliance Laundry Systems

Alliance Laundry Systems is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of commercial laundry equipment used in laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries in more than 140 countries. Under the well-known brand names of Speed Queen®, UniMac®, Huebsch®, IPSO®, and Primus®. Alliance produces a full line of commercial washing machines, dryers and ironers with load capacities ranging from 15 to 400 pounds. Certain commercial products are also sold in the consumer laundry marketplace. For more information, visit          



Media contact: Randy F. Radtke, 920-748-4309,



Huebsch Names Teddy Galloway Store Owner of the Quarter

April 13th, 2017


Huebsch Names Teddy Galloway Store Owner of the Quarter

Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Huebsch® has named Teddy Galloway the latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter award. Since buying his first store in 2002, Galloway has not slowed down in building a stable of 10 locations in South West Virginia and East Tennessee.

“Teddy is a prime example of what success in the laundry business looks like,” said Kathryn Rowen, North American sales manager for Huebsch. “He has selected the right locations, worked extremely hard, and kept the focus always on providing an excellent customer experience. The kind of owner we are proud to work with.”

Galloway is a strong believer in everything happening for a reason, including the serendipitous meeting with his laundry equipment distributor, Stan Bradley at Laundry Systems of the Carolinas. He was visiting a sandwich shop over his lunch, when a friend hollered and waved him over to introduce him to Bradley, who was discussing a laundromat retool with the friend. A week later, Galloway became interested in buying that laundromat and Bradley was his first call.

Since that first meeting, Bradley has become far more than a distributor supplying Huebsch equipment to Galloway as he grows his portfolio of stores; he has become a trusted friend.

“It’s more like an unwritten partnership,” Galloway said of the relationship with Bradley and Laundry Systems of the Carolinas. “Whenever I have needed something, they have gone out of their way to help. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Laundry Systems.”

Galloway has grown his business both by retooling existing stores as well as through new construction. On both fronts, Huebsch equipment and Huebsch Financial Services have been trusted allies.

Previously, he worked in the engineering department of a coal company, but when his business grew to four locations, he decided to leave his job and focus on the business full time.

Half the stores in rural locations are open 24/7, while the other city-based businesses are open 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. All, however, are customer-focused as Galloway’s goal is to create a family-friendly atmosphere, where his customers get the “biggest bang for their buck.” That includes an emphasis on “big” machines. More than 50 percent of the washers (and 100% of dryers) in his stores are of the large, multi-load variety because “that is what customers want and look for.”

While Galloway is quick to point out there are no guarantees in this business, the support of his family (wife, Amy; and sons, Ethan and Thomas) has helped make him successful, along with the partnership of Bradley and Laundry Systems of the Carolinas.

Introduced in 2014, Store Owner of the Quarter recognizes Huebsch store owners who have excelled in entrepreneurism, technology adoption, innovation and superior customer and community service.

For more information on Huebsch and its distributors – a network that earned the highest Overall Distributor Quality Score in a 2014 Leede Research Customer Value Analysis – visit or call 1-800-553-5120.


Media contact: Randy F. Radtke, 920-749-4309, or

Speed Queen® Laundry Manufacturer Announces Winner of the Art of the Journey Contest

March 21st, 2017



Speed Queen® Laundry Manufacturer Announces Winner of the Art of the Journey Contest

 Florida laundromat owners receive $100,000 grand prize


RIPON, Wis. – (March 21, 2017)Speed Queen® laundry manufacturer, a leading provider of commercial laundry equipment, has named multi-store owners Bob and Donna Wallner the winners of the Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest. Representatives from the commercial laundry manufacturer and the Wallners’ equipment distributor, Statewide Laundry Equipment, surprised the brother and sister business partners with the $100,000 grand prize.


“Bob and Donna Wallner have been in the industry for many years and understand the importance of reinvesting in their business,” said Jeff Harvey, brand manager, Speed Queen Financial Services (SQFS). “Over the years, as they SQ_Contest_Winner_AOTJ2-1have expanded their business to multiple stores, the Wallners have seen the benefits purchasing new equipment provides their laundromats, including attracting new customers, increasing profitability and decreasing utility expenses. Bob and Donna have partnered with Speed Queen Financial Services for more than a decade and we are thrilled to reward them for their hard work and dedication to their business by presenting them with the Art of the Journey contest grand prize.”


Harvey was joined by Brittany Pettineo, Rusty Parks and Jim Rogers of Statewide Laundry Equipment and Jim Rosenthal, Speed Queen Commercial North American sales manager at Crystal Clean Coin Laundry in Orlando, Fla. to surprise Bob and Donna with the $100,000 check.


“We are so excited that we’ve been selected as the winners of the Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest,” said Donna, who created the winning artwork, a collage of the Wallners’ first store made entirely of dryer lint. “This portrait represents the beginning of our journey in the laundry business, one which we continue to travel with our partners from Statewide and Speed Queen laundry manufacturer.”

“Installing new, efficient equipment that provides our customers with more options to customize their laundry cycles has helped make our stores successful,” continued Bob. “Speed Queen Financial SQ_Contest_Winner_AOTJ3-002Services has made it possible to continue to replace equipment and improve our stores in an easy and manageable way.”

“The Wallners are passionate about growing their business, serving their customers and community and championing the laundry industry,” concluded Rosenthal. “There is no one more deserving of this recognition.”

This is the third annual contest Speed Queen laundry manufacturer has held that rewards a store owner for exceptional customer service and for reinvesting in their business. Laundromat owners who reinvested in their store with at least $2,500 of new, state-of-the-art Speed Queen equipment financed through SQFS were eligible to enter the 2016 Speed Queen Art of the Journey contest by uploading an original piece of art – photo collage/montage, video, poem, drawing or painting – that showcased their unique journey into the industry.

For more information regarding Speed Queen laundry manufacturer, call 1.800.590.8872 or visit


Media contact: Randy Radtke, 920-748-4309,


More about Speed Queen:

Speed Queen offers laundry managers a full-line of reliable and durable commercial laundry equipment. As an industry leader, Speed Queen is dedicated to providing its market expertise to help increase efficiencies in on-premises laundries. The company offers Speed Queen Financial Services, which provides a continuum of stable, long-term capital solutions specifically for the laundry industry. The brand is an entity of Ripon, Wis.-based Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry products and provider of services for laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more, visit


More about Statewide Laundry Equipment:

Statewide Laundry Equipment, with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville has been serving the state of Florida, Southern Georgia, the Caribbean, South America, Central America and other export markets for more than 35 years. Statewide specializes in the development, construction and refurbishment of new and existing coin/card laundries, on-premise laundry applications and multiple housing laundry solutions.

To learn more, visit

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