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Archive for September, 2015

Speed Queen® Announces Winner of “My Success Story” Essay Contest

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015




Speed Queen® Announces Winner of “My Success Story” Essay Contest
New Jersey couple receives $100,000 grand prize


RIPON, Wisconsin – (September 23, 2015)Speed Queen®, a leading provider of commercial laundry equipment, has named Emmanuel and Tyesha Offiong, owners of A&Q Laundry Room in South River, New Jersey, the winners of the 2nd annual “My Success Story” essay contest. Representatives from the commercial laundry manufacturer surprised the OffiongsCoinwash_com-001-PHOTO ONE with the $100,000 grand prize Tuesday.

“Tyesha Offiong, wife and mother of two, and her husband Emmanuel have remained committed to the needs of their community, and recognized the benefit of investing in their laundromat, and therefore their business has thrived.” says Jeff Harvey, brand manager, Speed Queen Financial Services (SQFS). “We are honored to join them on their journey and we are pleased to recognize their accomplishments.”

Jeff Harvey joined by Dick Luca, regional vice president at Super Laundry, the Offiong’s equipment distributor, Andrea Mueller, Speed Queen Commercial brand manager, and John Smith, Speed Queen Commercial regional sales manager gathered at the A&Q Laundry Room in New Jersey to surprise the family with the grand prize.

The Offiongs were named the winners of the contest because of their
laundromat’s creative promotions and workshops, use of advanced technologies in managing their business, and dedication to the betterment of their community. For their winning essay, Speed Queen has contributed $100,000 to apply towards their recent loan for new equipment provided through SQFS.

“We could not believe that we had been selected as the winners of the Speed Queen essay contest. We have been so fortunate to own a laundromat in a great community and to have formed such a strong relationship with our manufacturer and distributor,” said Emmanuel. “At A&Q Laundry Room, we strive to be a neighborhood laundry room rather than a commercial laundromat,” adds Tyesha.

Leaving behind her corporate job to spend more time with family, PHOTO TWOTyesha decided she and her husband would invest in the laundry industry. The Offiongs soon became the owners of a run-down unattended laundromat with great potential. Their vision came to life after renovating the store and equipping it with brand new Speed Queen machines. The Offiongs chose to invest in a laundromat because of the flexibility it affords them, and have seen great success since opening.

Dan Bowe, North American sales manager, Speed Queen Commercial, says, “Stories like the Offiongs give testament to the return on investment and increased profitability laundry owners can achieve when they renovate their stores with new state-of-the-art equipment. We are proud to be a part of the Offiongs success.”

This is the second year Speed Queen has held its “My Success Story” contest. Between March 1 and June 15, 2015, Speed Queen store owners submitted essays of 500 words or less describing their unique and creative methods of retaining and attracting new customers. Eligible entrants were required to have financed at least $2,500 in new Speed Queen laundry equipment through SQFS during this time.

More than 60 essays were submitted from across the nation and judged based on the most compelling story relative to theme, creativity and clarity of expression. All eligible entrants will receive a $100 gift card to be redeemed at an authorized Speed Queen distributor.
For more information regarding Speed Queen call 1.800.590.8872 or visit


Media contact: Sara Rude, 414.224.0210 or



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



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

Friday, September 4th, 2015






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

With Support from Huebsch® and Metropolitan Machinery,

Small Business Expands to Multi-Location Laundromat Operation


RIPON, Wisconsin (September 4, 2015)Huebsch®, provider of unrivaled customer service through the industry’s leading distributor network, has named Curtis Berger the latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter award for the1-Early Bird - Teaneck NJ 011 growth and success he has achieved with his six – soon to be seven – Earlybird Laundry stores located in northern New Jersey.

“Curtis has seen tremendous growth since entering the laundry industry 15 years ago. He proves that a hardworking attitude accompanied by a supportive distributor and manufacturer will lead to success,” said Kathryn Rowen, North American sales manager for Huebsch. “We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Curtis and continuing to support him on his journey.”

After receiving his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) accreditation and pursuing a career in mortgage-backed securities in New York City, Berger decided to leave banking and courageously follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps, pursuing a small business venture.

He moved to New Jersey and opened his first drying cleaning business in 1996 and achieved great success. Five years later, Berger decided to sell his dry cleaners and open retail laundromats equipped with machines and technology that would allow him to manage multiple stores remotely. Since opening his first laundromat in 2000, Berger has been able to open a new store every two years, currently owning and operating six stores.

Throughout his journey, Berger relied on Cliff Ross, his trusted sales 2-Early Bird - Teaneck NJ 041manager from Metropolitan Machinery, to guide him in selecting durable equipment and viable locations.

“Cliff is familiar with the demographics of specific regions I’m interested in. He is able to help me make location decisions by reviewing variables including percentage of renters, people per household and income levels of the local population,” says Berger.

Berger adds that Ross’ invaluable industry knowledge has not only made him a loyal Metropolitan customer, but also a successful businessman, 3-Early Bird - Teaneck NJ 018continuing to grow and expand Earlybird locations. Berger’s dedication to his laundry business and his drive to continue to grow has earned him the title of Store Owner of the Quarter.

“I continue to choose Huebsch equipment not only because I have a strong relationship with my distributor, but because I have seen them evolve over the past 15 years, much like my own business. I am confident that Earlybird Laundromats will continue to grow in the 15 years to come,” says Berger.

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 Berger’s story, and others, at

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 or call 1-800-553-5120.

Media contact: Sara Rude, 414.292.0244 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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