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Ohio Laundromat Owner Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter

December 22nd, 2015


 

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Ohio Laundromat Owner Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter
Finding the Right Partners Leads to a Growing Business

 

RIPON, Wisconsin (December 22, 2015)Huebsch® commercial laundry equipment manufacturer, provider of unrivaled customer service through the industry’s leading distributor network, has named Jim Adams thePHOTO ONE latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter award for the growth and success of his four Jennifer Haley’s Coin Laundromats in Ohio.

“Jim has an ambitious spirit and strong work ethic, leading him to become a profitable multi-store owner with a strong understanding of the laundry industry. He is a genuine business man with great people skills,” said Kathryn Rowen, North American sales manager for Huebsch. “We enjoy partnering with perseverant, hardworking entrepreneurs like Jim and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for him and his stores.”

Before he embarked on his laundry business venture, Adams worked as a sales representative for trucking companies and also owned and managed apartment buildings. Adams developed an understanding of laundry equipment and operation from the laundry rooms in the buildings he managed and when a local laundromat across the street from one of his apartment buildings in Akron, Ohio went out of business, he saw it as a great business opportunity.

Making a late career change and entering a new industry, Adams relied heavily on his commercial laundry equipment distributor, M&L Equipment Company located in Akron, Ohio. M&L Equipment Company stepped in to share their expertise and understanding of the industry to help Adams get his business started. M&L Equipment Company also provided professional design services to determine the best layout for the store and educated Adams on the equipment technology to improve the customer experience and increase his profitability.

After three years of running a lucrative laundromat,PHOTO TWO Adams decided to open a second laundromat in Akron. Because of the success he achieved in his first two stores, Adams was able to open two additional stores in 2015 – one in Canton, Ohio and another in Akron.

“I have learned a lot about the industry over the past nine years, and I owe a lot to M&L Equipment Company,” Adams said. “From determining the right equipment mix to the best layout of my store, their insight and recommendations were instrumental to my successful start in the laundry industry.”

All four Jennifer Haley’s Coin Laundromats, which are named after his teenage daughter, have the same look and feel, incorporating the Ohio State Buckeye color paint job that his customers appreciate. In addition to a consistent and welcoming atmosphere, Adams also added ancillary services and special amenities to help his businesses stand out from competitors in the area, such as free Wi-Fi, vending machines, air conditioning and clean restrooms. His larger store in Canton, Ohio even offers a pool table for customers.

These innovative business strategies have set Adams apart from his competitors and have led toPHOTO THREE his success. He has also found new ways to continue to grow his businesses, such as attracting homeowners who use the large-capacity washers and dryers that he offers for specialty loads, such as comforters and rugs that they cannot wash at home.

“As a laundromat owner I learn something new every day and because of that, I get smarter every day. I like being my own boss and the flexible schedule that goes hand-in-hand with running a laundromat. I’m 59 years old but can see myself doing this for many more years to come because I enjoy what I do and I am dedicated to making my business successful,” Adams said.

Over the past nine years, Adams has worked closely with M&L Equipment Company to turn one investment into a growing and profitable business operation. His determination and commitment to expanding his business has earned him the title of “Store Owner of the Quarter.”

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. Read Adams’ story, and others, at Huebsch.com/News/Store-Profiles.

 

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 Huebsch.com/contact or call 1-800-553-5120.

 

Media contact: Meghan Campbell, 414.292.0217 or mcampbell@n-s.com

About Huebsch:

Since 1907, Huebsch has manufactured durable commercial laundry equipment engineered for efficiency, reliability and optimal performance. Commercial laundry is our focus and we back our equipment with an industry-leading warranty. Our equipment is supported by a network of knowledgeable distributors and service professionals who provide unparalleled customer service and support. As the industry’s top-rated distributor network, our distributors form long-lasting relationships with our customers to meet their unique business needs and offer customized solutions throughout every step of their journey to help their business expand and thrive. Our customers further benefit from an extensive set of financing options provided by Huebsch Financial. Huebsch is part of the Alliance Laundry Systems LLC family of brands. Alliance is the leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment and provider of services to laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more about Huebsch, visit Huebsch.com.

 

 

 

 

Speed Queen® Donates $30,000 to Support Futures Without Violence…

December 8th, 2015


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Speed Queen® Donates $30,000 to Support Futures Without Violence

as National Laundry Sponsor of Mudderella

Dirty for a Difference” Sweepstakes Winners Announced

 

Ripon, WI – [December 8, 2015] – Speed Queen®, a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade home laundry equipment, recently concluded its 2015 national sponsorship of Mudderella, an outdoor 5-7 mile obstacle course event designed for women.

 

Speed Queen joined forces with Mudderella to promote their “Dirty for a Difference” campaign, which raised money for Futures Without Violence (FUTURES). FUTURES is a national nonprofit organization working to end violence against S-Q-Photo Onewomen, children, and families. Throughout the course of the program, Speed Queen donated a total of $30,000 to FUTURES, raising awareness for the cause and giving a voice to those who have been affected by domestic violence.

Speed Queen honored the highest fundraising team at three major Mudderella events, Capital Region, Pittsburgh and New England, by providing an additional $5,000 to each team’s total donation to FUTURES.

“We are so thankful for the donors, participants and volunteers who supported  FUTURES and participated in Mudderella events this year,” said Susan Miller, brand manager of Speed Queen Retail. “We’ve been honored to help raise awareness and funding for such an important cause, and couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone who participated. Their generous contributions and strength on the course allowed us to raise awareness for the women, children and families affected by domestic violence across the country.”

Speed Queen also facilitated the “Dirty for a Difference” online sweepstakes contest for a chance to win a 7 day/6 night trip for two to Australia and attend the 2015 Melbourne Mudderella event. The sweepstakes winners, Deborah Ennis and Shannon Sohlden, a mother and daughter from Houghton, Michigan, were ecstatic to receive the grand prize and travel to Australia to attend the Mudderella event.

“Our trip to Melbourne, Australia was truly an experience of a lifetime,” said Deborah Ennis. “My daughter and I attended the Melbourne Mudderella event and joining thousands of other women in this  event was an unforgettable experience. We are grateful to everyone at Speed Queen who made this possible for our family.”

For every sweepstakes entry received, Speed Queen donated $1 to FUTURES. With a total of 2,911 entries, Speed Queen added to the sweepstakes donation, providing a total of $15,000 to the cause. The donation was presented in conjunction with Michael’s Appliance Center, an independent retailer in Middletown, New York, who received the most contest entries.

“The Mudderella events and Speed Queen sponsorship programs have been very successful in raising awareness about domestic violence throughout the country,” said Rachael Smith Fals, Senior Vice President at Futures Without Violence. “Speed Queen’s financial support will be instrumental in the future operation of our organization and we appreciate all they have done to help us continue to fulfill our mission.”

 

For media inquiries contact: Meghan Campbell, 414.292.0246, or mcampbell@n-s.com.

ABOUT SPEED QUEEN®

Speed Queen offers long-lasting, reliable and energy-efficient washers and dryers for home laundry use. For more than 100 years, Speed Queen has dedicated itself to providing consumers with durable, commercial-grade home laundry machines that deliver a superior wash result. Speed Queen washers and dryers are manufactured in Ripon, Wis., where its parent company, Alliance Laundry Systems is based. Alliance is a leading global manufacturer of laundry products for the commercial and home markets.  For more information, visit www.speedqueen.com.

ABOUT FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE

For more than 30 years, FUTURES has created groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, the organization trains professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. Futures Without Violence also works with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships. For more information, visit www.futureswithoutviolence.org.

 

ABOUT MUDDERELLA

Mudderella, LLC was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mudderella events are obstacle course challenges that empower women to work together and have fun. Participants are encouraged to “Own Your Strong” as they take on 12-15 obstacles testing balance, strength, agility, endurance, willpower and overall fitness across a 5-7 mile long course. Mudderella believes in three truths: 1) You are stronger than you think you are, 2) There is more to life than going to the gym, and 3) You deserve an awesome experience. To learn more, visit www.Mudderella.com.

 
 
 
 

Texas Multi-Store Laundry Owner Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter

November 5th, 2015


 

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Texas Multi-Store Laundry Owner Named Huebsch® Store Owner of the Quarter
Advanced Technology and Demographic Insights
Lead to Better Customer Service

 

RIPON, Wisconsin (November 5, 2015)Huebsch® laundry equipment manufacturer and provider of unrivaled customer service through the industry’s leading distributor network, has named Scott AbrahamPhoto One the latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter award for his two successful laundromats, Northside Coin Laundry and Saginaw Laundry Center, located in the greater Dallas, Texas area.

“In just five years, Scott has developed a deep understanding of the laundry business and the nuances it can bring,” said Kathryn Rowen, North American sales manager for Huebsch. “We are lucky to have been a part of the rapid growth of his business, becoming a multi-store owner in such a short span of time, and we are excited to work with Scott as he continues to renovate and expand his stores.”

After working for a telephone company for 24 years, Abraham was surprised when his position was suddenly terminated. While contemplating his next career move, he reflected on memories of repairing telephones at a laundromat, a business that had always intrigued him.

His fascination with the laundry industry led Abraham to open his first store, Northside Coin Laundry, in Fort Worth, Texas. He quickly learned the ins and outs of the business by shadowing the previous owner and becoming familiar with the industry. His hard work paid off and he saw much success in his first store – so much success that just two years later, Abraham purchased his second laundromat location, Saginaw Laundry Center, located in Saginaw, Texas.

While both are lucrative businesses, Abraham’s stores cater to Photo Twovery different types of customers. Northside Coin Laundry serves mostly regular returning customers, many of whom speak Spanish. Saginaw caters to customers who use the large-capacity machines for special loads like bedding and curtains.

 

Operating these two very distinct laundromats was made simple with the technology that his store’s equipment has provided. For example, at his Northside location, Abraham takes advantage of the multilingual instruction overlays on his machines, catering to Spanish-speaking customers. Additionally Galaxy™ Controls on his machines at the Saginaw location have allowed Abraham to monitor the store’s weekly performance and adjust machine pricing for large-capacity machines, which has increased revenue.

With the help of his distributor, Arthur Wechsler at Ed Brown Distributors,Photo Threeand regional sales manager, Joe Purbaugh, Abraham has learned that while the store demographics and buildings may be different, the science behind operating a successful laundromat is the same.

“Joe and Arthur have been very supportive as I started out in the laundry business,” Abraham says. “They knew how to analyze the demographics in my area, and I relied on them for advice in the purchasing and planning processes of my laundromats. From expanding to my second laundromat to the day-to-day operation, their support has been instrumental to the success of my business.”

Throughout his time in the laundry business, Abraham has learned to understand store demographics to better serve his customers and use technology to boost revenue in his stores, therefore mastering the operation of a laundromat. His commitment to his business and the success he has achieved in just a few years is remarkable, earning him the title of “Store Owner of the Quarter.”

 

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. Read Abraham’s story, and others, at Huebsch.com/News/Store-Profiles.

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 Huebsch.com/contact or call 1-800-553-5120.

(The overlays of the machines have the instructions listed in both Spanish and English- it is not any type of setting he uses in the controls)

Media contact: Sara Rude, 414.292.0244 or srude@n-s.com

 

About Huebsch:

Since 1907, Huebsch has manufactured durable commercial laundry equipment engineered for efficiency, reliability and optimal performance. Commercial laundry is our focus and we back our equipment with an industry-leading warranty. Our equipment is supported by a network of knowledgeable distributors and service professionals who provide unparalleled customer service and support. As the industry’s top-rated distributor network, our distributors form long-lasting relationships with our customers to meet their unique business needs and offer customized solutions throughout every step of their journey to help their business expand and thrive. Our customers further benefit from an extensive set of financing options provided by Huebsch Financial. Huebsch is part of the Alliance Laundry Systems LLC family of brands. Alliance is the leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment and provider of services to laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more about Huebsch, visit Huebsch.com.

 


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