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Mountain Electronics Goes Solar

May 13th, 2016


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Mountain Electronics Goes Solar

 
 
Mountain Electronics, a family-owned electronics repair company in North Carolina, has made big changes to increase their work output while decreasing their environmental impact. Since 1999, Mountain ElectronicsME goes solar has been performing quality repairs on circuit boards for commercial washers and dryers. Each year, the business has grown to meet the increasing number of boards repaired and customers served. This year alone, Mountain Electronics has hired five new employees, each specializing in a different area of cleaning, repairing and shipping your boards back to you in a timely manner.

 

Located outside of a rural town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, environmental stewardship has always been a tenant of the company. They employ many methods to reduce their environmental footprint: using biodegradable soap and non-toxic microbes rather than harsh chemicals to clean circuit boards; reusing boxes and packaging material whenever possible; printing on 100% recycled paper; packing repaired boards in biodegradable & recycled Geami paper and cornstarch peanuts; recycling components from control boards that are not repairable; and using LED and compact fluorescent lighting to minimize energy consumption.

 

Additionally, Mountain Electronics is proud to announce that they have installed a photovoltaic solar array, which provides about half of their electricity needs. This 15.7 kW solar installation is made up of 48 highly rated SunPower solar panels. These panels have won awards for being the most efficient, most durable, and having the least annual degradation, and so will provide more clean electricity for longer than the average solar panel. As their business continues to grow, Mountain Electronics looks forward to providing more high quality service at low to cost to both their customers and the environment.

LARGEST EXPANSION IN ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS HISTORY APPROVED

May 12th, 2016

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
www.alliancelaundry.com

 

 

 

 

 

LARGEST EXPANSION IN ALLIANCE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS HISTORY APPROVED

RIPON, Wis. – (May 12, 2016) – Alliance Laundry Systems (Alliance), the leading global commercial laundry equipment provider, announced that a proposed $62.6 million expansion to its Ripon campus has been formally approved by the company’s Board of Directors. Investment incentives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Fond du Lac County through the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC), and the City of Ripon have now also been finalized, clearing the way for the expansion to move forward with support from all necessary stakeholders.

The project will add 225,000 square feet of new buildings including the construction of a new North America Sales and Marketing Headquarters and the conversion of an existing warehouse into a manufacturing facility. It is estimated that the project will add 200 new permanent jobs to the local workforce.

“Alliance Laundry Systems has been headquartered here in Ripon for more than a hundred years,” said Mike Schoeb, Alliance president and CEO. “During that time we have developed a tremendous partnership with both Fond du Lac County and the State of Wisconsin. Those partnerships have allowed us to continue to invest in growing our business and keeping our workforce in Wisconsin. This expansion is another demonstration of our mutual commitment to our employees and the local community.”

This expansion will be the single largest capacity-related investment in the company’s history and will ensure its continued ability to meet demand for its industry-leading laundry equipment. This is a much broader undertaking than previous expansions and will increase capacity across all brands and models.

The new North America Sales and Marketing Headquarters will feature state-of-the art conference facilities and a digital showroom, and will provide a premium destination for current and potential Alliance customers.

“We are thrilled to provide support for this expansion project to help Alliance Laundry Systems increase their Wisconsin footprint,” said Mark Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC. “Their continued success and ongoing commitment to grow its operations and create jobs here are proof positive of Wisconsin’s strong business climate and responsive economic development network.”

“Over the years, Fond du Lac County staff and elected officials have worked closely with Alliance Laundry Systems to accommodate their growth and global success,” said Allen Buechel, Fond du Lac County executive. “Alliance has been a key component of the County’s robust and growing economy. The company’s latest expansion will significantly advance both the local and regional economies.”

 

“Alliance Laundry Systems is an integral component of Fond du Lac County, The City of Ripon, and the I-41 Corridor,” continued Steve Jenkins, president of the FCEDC. “This third expansion will have a tremendous economic impact and indicates that Fond du Lac is a great place to do business. Alliance Laundry Systems is a great company productively employing residents of the County and region but also contributing in many other ways to the well-being of the community. The FCEDC is proud to be a partner in the growth of the company.”

The new jobs generated by this expansion will include all aspects of manufacturing including assembly, fabrication, welding, engineering, supervision, and maintenance, as well as increases in salaried positions. Groundbreaking is expected to take place this summer.

Media Contact: Todd Kaull, 920-748-3121 todd.kaull@alliancels.com

 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®, Primus® and Deli®. 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 www.alliancelaundry.com.

 

About The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)

The FCEDC is a private non-profit economic development organization serving the entire County, businesses and residents. The FCEDC facilitates resources that can benefit projects like the Alliance Laundry Systems project. The organization also provides and administers the performance-based incentives provided by Fond du Lac County. The FCEDC has been involved in three Alliance expansion projects since 2012.

 

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive economy. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.

 

 

 

 

KeeWes Equipment Company, Inc. Named Speed Queen® 2015 Distributor of the Year

May 9th, 2016


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KeeWes Equipment Company, Inc. Named Speed Queen® 2015 Distributor of the Year

Laundry equipment distributor recognized for accomplishments in both sales and customer service

 

RIPON, Wis. – (May 9, 2016) – Speed Queen® laundry manufacturer, the world’s leading provider of commercial laundry equipment, recently named KeeWes Equipment Company, Inc. its 2015 Distributor of the Year.

“KeeWes’ impressive sales performance and customer service have KeeWes 2015 Distributor of the Yearearned them the title of 2015 Distributor of the Year,” said Jim Rosenthal, Speed Queen North American sales manager. “The company continues to raise the bar for its sales growth and commitment to providing a first-rate customer experience. KeeWes also received this award, which honors outstanding leaders in the industry, in 2013. To be named the Distributor of the Year more than once shows remarkable drive and dedication to growing their business.”

Nick Luzecky, KeeWes President, accepted the award at their annual Spring Open House event on behalf of the company for their achievements, professionalism and the support they provide their customers with all aspects of their businesses.

“We are very honored to receive the Speed Queen Distributor of the Year award,” Luzecky said. “We have a dedicated and competent staff in all areas – sales, service and office support. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and reliable equipment. Our partnership with Speed Queen laundry manufacturer allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality equipment available in the market.”

KeeWes was founded in 1976 and services five states including Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. The company prides itself on not only exceptional sales and customer service, but its ability to provide full-service laundry solutions for clients. Those solutions include layout and design, equipment and laundry room supplies, and maintaining machines so they run at peak efficiency. The company has also designed a leasing program for customers that provides innovative Speed Queen equipment.

“Partnering with Speed Queen laundry manufacturer allows us to support our customers with industry-leading equipment, laundry design, after-sale support, and competitive financing solutions,” Luzecky shared. “Speed Queen equipment and these resources ultimately help our customers run profitable and successful businesses.”

 

To learn more about Speed Queen, visit SpeedQueenCommercial.com or call 800.590.8872.

To learn more about KeeWes, visit KeeWes.com or call 800.383.9274.

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

 

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 SpeedQueenCommercial.com.

 

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