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Archive for September, 2013

Speed Queen® Announces Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc. as 2012 Distributor of the Year

Friday, September 6th, 2013


Speed Queen® Announces Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc. as 2012 Distributor of the Year


Distributor wins award for customer service and commitment to Speed Queen products and programs

Ripon, Wis. – September 3, 2013 – Speed Queen, the leading provider of commercial laundry equipment, named Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. as  2012 Distributor of the Year during Yankee’sSQ Dist  of the Year Image annual customer appreciation event in Waltham, Mass. The company has been selling Speed Queen products for more than 25 years.


“Our distributor of the year award is not only about year-over-year sales increases,” said Dan Bowe, Speed Queen National Sales Manager. “We recognized Yankee Equipment Systems because of how they represent the Speed Queen brand – their commitment to customer service, their active involvement in the industry and their ongoing investment into their company, including employee training and seminars.”


Yankee embodies the Speed Queen Customer One philosophy, a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bowe noted. The significance of this award is only deepened by the strength of the Speed Queen distributor network; the brand has the strongest distributor network in the industry with 68 distributors nationwide.


“We are honored to receive the Speed Queen Distributor of the Year award, and recognize that it represents an ongoing partnership between our two brands,” said Ted Ristaino, co-owner of Yankee Equipment Systems. “Speed Queen truly partners with their dealers to provide quality products and training to better enable us to service our customers. It helps us keep our brand as fresh and value oriented as it can be.”


Yankee Equipment Systems distributes Speed Queen products in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

For more information regarding Speed Queen call 1.800.590.8872 or visit

For more information regarding Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. call 1.800.239.9265 or visit

Photo Caption: Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. accepts Speed Queen’s 2012 Distributor of the Year award at their annual customer appreciation event in Waltham, Mass. Pictured from left to right: Tom Carney, Mike Webb, Ted Ristaino, Jay McDonald, Peter Limoncelli, John Smith, Brendan Ristaino, Gerry Guertin and Mike Buck


Media contact:                 Tina Daniell, 414.292.0231 or

Katy Deardorff, 414.292.0226 or


More about Speed Queen:

Speed Queen provides coin laundry owners with a variety of innovative and reliable commercial washers, dryers and laundromat equipment. As an industry leader, Speed Queen is dedicated to providing its market expertise to help grow the self-serve laundry industry. To accomplish this, 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



Shannon Gavin
PR Assistant Account Executive
Nelson Schmidt Inc.
600 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

2013 BtoB Magazine Top Agency of the Year

Huebsch® Upgrades Online Presence as Part of New Marketing Campaign.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013



Huebsch® Upgrades Online Presence as Part of New Marketing Campaign

Redesigned illustrates brand as industry authority


RIPON, Wis. – (Aug. 28, 2013) – Huebsch®, the expert in commercial laundry efficiency, recently unveiled a newly redesigned website, The site includes significant updates to showcase the brand’s commitment to innovation, technology, efficient equipment and customer success.


 “For more than a century we’ve introduced countless leading-edge innovations to satisfy our customers’ needs and desires,” said Jay McDonald, Vice President of Distributor Development and Interim North American Sales Manager for Huebsch. “Today, many of our customers turn to our website as the first point of contact, making it necessary for our online resources to be as informative as our knowledgeable staff and distributors would be in person. We believe the updates make one of the industry’s most informative and easy-to-use websites.”


 The most noticeable change is the look and feel of the site, which was given a complete overhaul to provide a more aesthetically-pleasing experience with the clean contrast of Huebsch green and white. Visitors to the site are greeted by an interactive sliding banner showcasing the latest products, promotions and videos to view immediately on the home page.


 Of the new content added to the site, there is a new page dedicated to Galaxy™ controls, Huebsch’s innovative control system for commercial laundry equipment. The pinnacle of this new page is an interactive module highlighting the ways vended store owners can optimize their efficiency and maximize revenue with Huebsch washer-extractors and tumble dryers equipped with Galaxy 600 controls. 


 Potential and current customers can now easily view store owners’ achievements on the updated Success Stories page. The case studies showcase how the right equipment, a dedicated support network of knowledgeable laundry experts, and comprehensive services like laundry design and Genuine Parts are used to meet and exceed a customer’s business goals.


 In addition to finding new content, users will also notice the site’s functionality has been significantly improved.  With features such as an updated footer on every page, it is now easier than ever for visitors to locate an authorized Huebsch distributor, contact Huebsch and learn about financing options through Huebsch Financial. This efficient feature ensures customers will find what they are looking for the first time instead of sifting through multiple pages.


 The redesign of is just one part of the brand’s overall marketing campaign, which included a new brand platform and creative campaign.


  Playing on the innovation concept of the brand, new creative combines the attributes of two real objects – cheetah and rhinoceros, sports car and bulldozer, sneaker and work boot – to create one fictional object that represents the core features of Huebsch laundry equipment, speed and durability. The campaign positions Huebsch as “The Cheetoceros of Laundry,” “The Sportdozer of Laundry,” and “The Snoot of Laundry,” engineering commercial-quality laundry equipment engineered for efficient performance.


 For more information on Huebsch products and services, or to locate a distributor, visit or call 800.553.5120.

 Media contact: Kaitlin Corner, 414.292.0224 or


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
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