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Archive for December, 2013


Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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





RIPON, Wis. – (Dec. 17, 2013) –Alliance Laundry Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment, has announced the promotion of Jay McDonaldJayMcDonald to the newly created position of vice president of North American home laundry sales. McDonald previously was vice president of business development for the company.

McDonald will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to expand the home dealer network and drive the success of the home laundry product line, which represents a new growth opportunity for the company. Earlier this year, Alliance completed a plant expansion to increase the production of small chassis equipment, which includes the home laundry product line.

“Jay’s intellect, product knowledge and management skills make him uniquely suited to succeed in this new role.” said William Bittner, vice president North American sales of Alliance Laundry Systems. “He has accumulated a wealth of experience in sales and marketing in the laundry industry during his 34-year career at Alliance.”

McDonald began transitioning to his new role with Alliance on Nov. 1.

He joined Alliance as a field service manager for Speed Queen® in 1979. During his tenure, he has held various sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility. He worked within the home laundry market for nine years, where he gained valuable experience working with retailers and special accounts.

McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Ripon College in Ripon, Wis.

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 About Alliance Laundry Systems:

Based in Ripon, Wis., Alliance Laundry Systems LLC is a leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry products and provider of services to laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premise laundries, as well as commercial quality washers and dryers for the home. Alliance Laundry Systems offers a full line of washers and dryers with load capacities from 12 to 275 pounds  The company’s products are sold under the well-known brand names Speed Queen®, UniMac®, Huebsch®, IPSO®, Cissell® and D’Hooge®. For more information, call 920.748.3121 or visit




Advanced Laundry Systems Adds Hana Kim to Sales Team

Friday, December 13th, 2013



For Immediate release
Laundrylux Contact:  Dawn Nagle
VP Creative Services, Marketing Director
(800)645-2205 /


Advanced Laundry Systems Adds Hana Kim to Sales Team


December 13, 2013 – Advanced Laundry Systems, authorized Electrolux and Wascomat distributor, bolstered its commitment to the coin laundry market with the addition of Hana Kim to its sales team. In this newly created position, Kim will focus on growing coin laundry sales for the company.

“Hana comes to us with a wealth of sales experience and an impressive track record of success,” said Diane Burgess, sales representative at Golden, Colo.-based HanaKimAdvancedLaundryAdvanced Laundry Systems. “Her fluency in Korean will be an asset and enable Advanced to reach a broader segment of the coin laundry market.”

Kim comes to Advanced from CarePoint Financial Services, where she served as sales and marketing director and managed a team that posted up to $500 million in annual sales. She also was responsible for launching three companies under the Care Point umbrella.

“I am truly looking forward to the challenges of this new position with Advanced,” Kim said. “It’s exciting to not only work for a distributor that is a leader in the Colorado market, but also represent well-respected coin laundry brands like Wascomat and Electrolux.”

Burgess said, Kim is extremely active in the coin laundry business but will continue to expand her knowledge of the business. She is visiting area vended laundries daily, as well exploring possible locations for new stores.

Kim has a bachelor of science degree, actuary major, from the University of Colorado.

Advanced Laundry Systems is the authorized distributor of Wascomat and Electrolux commercial laundry equipment in Colorado and Wyoming. The company boasts more than 20 years of experience, offering sales, service, and a large parts department. To learn more, visit or call 1-877-432-2504.

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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


Speed Queen® Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Results

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
221 Shepard Street, P.O. Box 990

Ripon, WI  54971-0990
Tel     920.748.3121

Fax    920.748.4429








Speed Queen® Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Results

Home laundry brand raised funds through sales of limited-edition washer/dryer pair

RIPON, Wis.—(Dec. 3, 2013)— Speed Queen® has spent the past 100 years manufacturing best-in-class laundry equipment to make families’ lives easier. This year, the brand reinforced its commitment to families by partnering with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®(BCRF) to raise more than $16,500 for breast cancer research and awareness.

The campaign launched in mid-SeptemberSQH Time Square Image-tq with the release of a limited-edition washer/dryer pair to Speed Queen dealers around the country. To raise the funds for BCRF, Speed Queen donated $20 from every pair purchased. In addition to the product sales, Speed Queen and its parent company, Alliance Laundry Systems, raised money through fundraising efforts by employees at company headquarters.

To kick off the campaign internally, Speed Queen donated a pink-accented washer and dryer pair to an employee, Peter Rens, whose sister recently lost her battle with breast cancer. Rens chose to donate his new machines to the nurse who cared for his sister.

“We started this campaign to show our support for customers, friends and family members whose lives this disease has affected. We are so grateful that the campaign was well received and we look forward to continuing to raise funds and awareness for the cause in the future,” said Reid Meisner, National Sales Manager for Speed Queen Home.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide and increasing awareness about good breast health.

For more information about Speed Queen’s machines or about the company’s philanthropic initiative, please visit or call 800.552.5475.

For more information regarding The Breast Cancer Research Foundation or how to join the fight against breast cancer, please visit

About Speed Queen

Speed Queen offers innovative, reliable and energy-efficient washers and dryers for home laundry use.  For over 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. To learn more, visit


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