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Electrolux equipment offers competitive advantage for fluff-and-fold as well as vend customers

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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For Immediate Release
Laundrylux Contact:  Dawn Nagle
VP Creative Services, Marketing Director
(800)645-2205 / dnagle@laundrylux.com

 

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Electrolux equipment offers competitive advantage for fluff-and-fold as well as vend customers

June 23, 2014 – Gary Slizgi and his wife, Marty, discovered that drop-off laundry could be much more than just an additional income source. With the right plan, it could be a primary revenue generator. The couple built their second store – Lucy’s Fluff and Fold Laundromat & Drycleaning – located in Orange County, California, with that service as the focal point.

A key element to their business approach was Electrolux Professional equipment.  “Electrolux’s high-speed extract is important to me,” Slizgi said. “It reduces drying time and if I can decrease drying time, it’s a significant advantage.”

Savings also come courtesy of Electrolux’s Compass control, which delivers excellent water conservancy. This feature is not to be minimized, as Slizgi said, “we’re out in California and water is not cheap.” Electrolux washers also come standard with AWS (Automatic Water Savings). With every wash cycle, AWS determines the actual weight of the load and adds precisely the correct amount of water. This can now save you up to 50% on water.

Electrolux dryers also come standard with EcoPower which senses when the load is dry and reduces the heat – saving you up to 15% on energy and with less wear and tear on clothing.  All this technology, and the operational savings it brings, made Electrolux the only choice for Mr. Slizgi.

Mr. Slizgi got his start in the vended laundry business in 2006, when he purchased a 2,000-square-footstore in Huntington Beach, California. Once he re-tooled the laundry in 2010, in just three years, the first Lucy’s fluff-and-fold business grew 25 fold (excuse the pun).

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With expansion now on his mind, Slizgi decided to build a second store focused on fluff and fold, while the vended laundry piece would be secondary. Site selection gave the 2,400-square-foot store an excellent opportunity to benefit both business elements. The new laundry sits on the edge of lower income neighborhoods, while close enough to draw drop-off traffic from nearby high-income sections. In addition, the area is growing as office buildings continue to sprout up.

Boasting an industrial look and the latest Electrolux equipment with CCI payment system, customers will find a full range of wash options all the way up to the 75-pound capacity H-Series soft-mount units (which vend for $8).

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“With the advantages Electrolux brings with energy and water savings, the equipment quickly pays for itself.” He added that he was impressed by the service he received from his Electrolux distributor, Stanton, Calif.-based Sterling Equipment Sales Inc., who worked with him for over a year to ensure a flawless design and smooth startup.

With a proven business model, paired with the speed and efficiency of Electrolux Professional laundry equipment, and a commitment to giving back to the community, Gary and Marty are confident Lucy’s second location will be as successful as the first.

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About Laundrylux®
Laundrylux distributes Electrolux professional and Wascomat commercial laundry products in North America through its extensive distributor network.  The company offers state-of-the-art commercial laundry and wetcleaning equipment for the vended / coin and OPL markets, as well as financing and marketing support.  Electrolux and Wascomat products are world-renowned for exceptional quality, durability, and water and energy efficiency. To learn more, visit www.laundrylux.com

Dawn Nagle
VP, Creative Services
LAUNDRYLUX
461 Doughty Blvd.
Inwood, NY 11096

tel: (516)371-4400 x123 • fax: (516)371-4204

www.laundrylux.com

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HK Laundry Equipment Named Huebsch® Distributor of the Year

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HK Laundry Equipment Named Huebsch® Distributor of the Year

Distributors recognized for sales and service achievements at annual conference

 

RIPON, Wis. – (June 4, 2014) – Huebsch®, the expert in commercial laundry efficiency, named HK Laundry Equipment Inc., 2013 Distributor of the Year at its distributor conference May 21.  Huebsch also awarded Newcomer of the Year to Pierce Commercial Laundry Distributors, Distributor of the Year awardand recognized Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales Inc., for Top Sales Achievement.

“We are excited to name HK Laundry 2013 Distributor of the Year,” said Kathryn Q. Rowen, Huebsch North American sales manager. “HK’s exemplary adoption of Huebsch brand values – from taking Alliance Laundry Systems University classes, to attracting new investors through social media and marketing – makes the organization a leader in the Huebsch distributor network.”

This is the first time HK Laundry Equipment has been recognized as Distributor of the Year by the Wisconsin-based manufacturer. Karl Hinrichs, president of HK Laundry Equipment, accepted the award for outstanding sales achievement, customer service and professionalism on behalf of the company.

“At HK Laundry our sales model is based on consultative sales,” said Hinrichs. “We strive to educate our customers on operating the best laundromats possible by equipping their stores with the most efficient and durable commercial laundry equipment available.”

HK Laundry Equipment has been an authorized Huebsch distributor since its start in 1967.  The company is located in Armonk, N.Y., and supplies vended and on-premises laundry equipment, parts, service and repair to Connecticut and New York.

New to the distributor conference this year, Huebsch also recognized those who had outstanding performance in 2013 with the Newcomer of the Year award and Top Sales Achievement.

“These new awards highlight the distributors that have been especially successful in the past year,” explained Rowen. “Pierce and Metropolitan are both committed to doing great business and embody Huebsch values, resulting in impressive service and sales.”

Pierce Commercial Laundry Distributors became a Huebsch distributor in 2013 and has excelled in sales, employee education and adoption of brand values. The company provides coin laundry, on-premises and industrial laundry to customers.

Additionally, to recognize the distributor with the highest annual sales, Huebsch began awarding the Top Sales Achievement.  Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Sales Inc., a Huebsch distributor since 1996, is the first recipient of the Top Sales Achievement award.

To learn more about Huebsch products and its nationwide distributor network, visit Huebsch.com or call 800.553.5120.

 

Media contact: Kaitlin Corner, 414.292.0224 or kcorner@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 only focus and we back our equipment with an industry-leading warranty. Throughout our decades in the commercial laundry business we have continually innovated. We now produce some of the most efficient and cost-effective washers and tumble dryers in the world. Our equipment is supported by a network of knowledgeable distributors and service professionals. 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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