Huebsch Names Metropolitan Machinery Distributor of the Year
Huebsch Customers Open Upscale Laundromat in Inner City
One year ago, Huebsch customers Brian Holland and Tyrone Akins opened The Laundry Café in the heart of Philadelphias inner city.
Featured in the April 2013 issue of PlanetLaundry Magazine, the business partners share how their contrarian way of thinking has provided the urban community more than a place to wash and dry their clothes.
The duo called on Huebsch distributor Metropolitan Laundry Machinery to outfit their 9,200-square-foot store with more than 100 Huebsch washers and dryers. In return, the New York-based distributor provided the first-time owners with invaluable information and guidance.
To read more, click here.
Huebsch Washer-Extractor Featured in American Coin-Op
The January issue of American Coin-Op showcased Huebsch's new HCN100, a 100-pound front-load washer-extractor with eBoostTM technology for vended laundry owners. The large-capacity washer-extractor with new technologies will reduce energy and water usage to lower utility bills and increase efficiency.
To read more, click here.
Huebsch Distributor Featured in American Coin-Op
January's American Coin-Op featured Karl Hinrichs, president of HK Laundry Equipment, a Huebsch distributor, in the article, "The Elements of Being Customer-Friendly." In an interview, Phillips gives advice to coin laundry owners about the best practices to create a customer-friendly store.
"The basics of a 'Customer-Friendly Laundromat' are clean, bright and safe, and are equipped with reliable, high-quality machines. These are the basic minimum requirements," says Hinrichs.
To read more, click here.
Huebsch Showcased in American Coin-Op's Exhibit in Print
The November issue of Planet Laundry features Huebsch upgrades to the OPL and vended dryer lines. Stack tumblers are now available with Over-dry Prevention Technology (OPT), along with the addition of reversing technology to OPL and vended tumblers. These features, offered with Galaxy™ 600 control, will help laundry managers and store owners increase throughput and reduce energy costs without compromising fabric.
To read more, click here.
Western Hotelier Featured OPL Dryer Line Improvements
Western Hotelier’s November issue highlight industry-leading features added to Huebsch’s OPL dryers. On-premises tumblers are equipped with Over-dry Prevention Technology (OPT) and reversing capabilities to increase throughput and reduce energy costs. Both technologies are available with the revolutionary Galaxy™ 600 control to improve laundry room efficiency.
To read more, click here.
Ripon, Wis. – Sept. 17, 2012 - Huebsch, a dynamic player in the commercial laundry equipment market, announced today that its tumble dryers have received upgrades that improve the equipment’s already industry-leading efficiency.
Over-dry Prevention Technology (OPT) is now available on the 30- and 45-pound OPL stack tumblers while reversing technology has been added to the OPL 25-55-pound and vended 50-75-pound tumblers.
These features will help laundry managers and store owners increase throughput and reduce energy costs without compromising fabric. In the vended market, reversing tumblers can command a premium price further increasing profitability.
"Huebsch is committed to the continual improvement of our products," said Gary Dixon, North American Sales Manager, Huebsch. "These tumbler technologies are the most recent way we have responded to our customers’ demand for the most reliable, durable and energy-efficient machines on the market."
Reversing technology allows the cylinder to change direction while drying, which reduces the balling or roping of large articles, such as sheets, comforters and tablecloths. This provides an even and consistent dry.
OPT is now available on all Huebsch OPL tumblers. The technology precisely monitors and controls the level of dryness throughout the load and shuts the tumbler off automatically when it has reached its pre-set level of dryness. Eliminating over drying reduces linen fiber loss by as much as 31 percent while decreasing energy and labor costs.
Reversing and OPT are available through the revolutionary Galaxy™ 600 control.
"These technologies will save our customers time and energy, and reduce linen replacement expenses," said Dixon. "Constantly looking for ways to do that ensures that Huebsch remains the answer for the commercial laundry market."
Ripon, Wis. – Sept. 17, 2012 - Huebsch, a dynamic player in the commercial laundry market, announced today that its popular Galaxy™ 600 control is now available on Huebsch vended tumble dryers.
This control complements the Galaxy 600 control for Huebsch vended washer-extractors. When used together, laundry owners have a completely programmable store.
"The Galaxy 600 offers laundry owners a way to easily program machines so they can focus on other daily operations and customers," said Gary Dixon, North American Sales Manager for Huebsch. "We constantly look for innovative ways to help stores be more efficient. This control is just one example of how we are continuously improving our products."
The Galaxy 600 control allows laundry owners to reduce energy costs and maximize profitability. Its advanced programming features include the ability to modify dry-cycle parameters such as temperature, price and time. These features allow owners to quickly and easily monitor and adjust their laundry’s energy consumption to avoid paying for unnecessary energy expenses, while helping to increase their revenue.
Ripon, Wis. – July 23, 2012 – Huebsch, a dynamic player in the commercial laundry equipment market, announced today that its industry-leading, revolutionary eBoost™ technology is now available to vended laundry owners looking to maximize efficiency for increased profitability.
eBoost is a technology that makes Huebsch washer-extractors supremely efficient, using 33 percent less electrical energy and 11 percent less water than two-speed models.
"Laundromat owners have been asking for efficient equipment, and Huebsch is here with the answer," said Gary Dixon, North American Sales Manager, Huebsch. "With this technology, owners no longer need to use a machine that eats away at their profits because it is inefficient. eBoost is exclusive to the Huebsch brand and we developed it with store owners in mind."
eBoost provides Huebsch washer-extractors with patented Water Guardian leak detection, a one of a kind technology that detects leaks in both the drain and fill valves, eliminating wasted water and resources.
Additionally, the eBoost technology spins up to 200 G-Force, removing more water from the loads, enabling reduced dry times and gas costs.
All of the efficiency components of eBoost mean one thing for vended laundry owners - greater profitability.
eBoost technology is available on Huebsch’s Galaxy™ washer-extractors, which include the HCN020, HCN30, HCN040, HCN060 and HCN080.
For more information contact your local Huebsch distributor, visit www.huebsch.com, or call 800-553-5120.
Eric Greenberg, Vice President of Sales for American Equipment Sales Corporation, Waltham, Mass., provides advice to laundromat owners on how to increase monthly revenue with larger capacity machines in American Coin-Op’s August issue. In the article, "Increasing Profits by Increasing Capacity," Greenberg describes the benefits of replacing old, smaller capacity machines with new, larger capacity machines. The machines increase profitability and utility savings, and attract a wide-variety of customers.
"The steady growth in popularity of machines with capacities of 60 to 80-pounds has allowed manufacturers to construct reliable and durable products that have increased in longevity, have better utility consumption, and allow owners to be competitive," writes Greenburg.
To read more, click here.
American Coin-Op’s August issue featured Huebsch’s 75-pound tumbler with reversing technology. The tumble dryer offers a solution for laundromat owners who manage commercial accounts by evenly and efficiently drying large items, such as sheets, comforters and tablecloths without tangling. Additionally, a premium price can be charged for the use of this specialty dryer to increase a store’s revenue. The machine is available with the Galaxy™ 600 control, a complementary control to the Galaxy 600 washer-extractor control, creating a programmable store.
To read more, click here.
Huebsch Showcased in American Coin-Op's Exhibit in Print
American Coin-Op’s July issue showcased Huebsch in its Exhibit in Print. This section is a resource for owners and managers to stay informed on the latest news and products from suppliers and manufacturers during years without The Clean Show. Huebsch’s Galaxy™ control and in-house financial services were highlighted. To read more, click here.
We are pleased to announce that Huebsch now has a presence on all of these social network websites. This will expand the reach of Huebsch marketing by putting the Huebsch name in front of millions creating more opportunities for you.
- Twitter has 175 million active users
- Facebook has 640 million active users and 250 million users access the site every 24 hours
- LinkedIn has 100 million active business professionals as members
- YouTube has 2 billion views per day of the videos posted on the site
- Shutterfly has millions of users with billions of pictures on the web
To see any of these sites, go to www.huebsch.com and click on the icons. Join the conversation. We also recommend you add these links to your own company website. Here's a brief description of each of these sites
Twitter users set up their profile to "follow" certain companies and individuals. These companies and individuals will send out messages, referred to as "tweets" periodically. The "tweets" will show up on the follower's personal page. Huebsch uses Twitter to post industry and distributor events, highlight exciting features and postings of other items to keep Huebsch in the forefront of our follower's minds
Most of you have already heard of Facebook. It began as purely a social website where people could display their own pictures, start conversations with other users (fans) and write about things they were doing. It has expanded to be a frequently visited website and many companies, including Huebsch, take advantage of this frequency and post many of the same items on Twitter.
LinkedIn is geared to business professionals and was developed as a networking site for business. It may not have the social aspects of a Twitter or Facebook but from a pure business point of view, it is one of the best. Many times questions are asked and answered. Huebsch plans to actively seek out these questions as they pertain to commercial laundries and provide answers because as you know, "Huebsch is the Answer".
While a picture may speak a thousand words, a video speaks a million. And YouTube is all about video! We have developed our own "channel" that YouTube users can subscribe to. Subscribers will be notified every time we add a new video. Current videos include the Huebsch Product Life Testing Lab and History of Huebsch. Future plans are to add testimonials from current laundry owners.
When a person is planning to build a new house, they scour magazines and the internet to see other houses. This gives them ideas of things they would like to include in their new house. With coin laundries, some distributors will share their "brag book" of stores they have done. Huebsch has created the Huebsch Laundry Showcase on Shutterfly to provide all of you with a Huebsch "Brag Book". If you have some great store photos to share, please contact your Huebsch regional sales manager.
Huebsch's HWTT top load washer is featured in April's American Coin-Op product showcase. The washer is powered by a heavy-duty 1/2 hp motor and has a final spin speed of 710 rpm, helping clothes get cleaner quicker. Laundry owners can decrease water usage and lower utility consumption by using the machine's water-saver cycle.
To read more, click here: Product Showcase Top Loaders
April 2, 2012
Ripon, Wis. - April 2, 2012 - Gulf States Laundry Machinery was recently named the 2011 Huebsch Distributor of the Year. The award was presented based on year-over-year increase in overall sales, professionalism, ongoing training and other customer support criteria.
"Our manufacturing facility can deliver machines, but it's distributors like Gulf States that make our products stand out to customers," said Gary Dixon, National Sales Manager for Huebsch. "We appreciate the hard work of everyone at Gulf States and look forward to a long partnership with them."
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Houston, Gulf States is recognized as one of the nation's premier dry cleaning equipment distributors in the industry. The company began offering coin and on-premises laundry equipment three years ago and chose to represent Huebsch products. The distributor runs regular open houses, service seminars and prides itself on having a huge inventory and a parts department that is open six days a week.
"For us, this is a great accomplishment in a very short time," said Pravin Parmar, co-owner of Gulf States. "We only represent products we truly believe in and Huebsch is one of them. Manufactured by Alliance Laundry Systems in the U.S., Huebsch is the perfect partner for Gulf States, as we share the same vision, 'our customers come first.'"
In addition to its Houston location, Gulf States also has a branch office in Atlanta. The distributor services southern Texas and Georgia.
Huebsch's HX135 washer-extractor is featured in February's American Laundry News product showcase on large washer-extractors. The HX135 comes with a programmable microprocessor control that has 39 pre-programmed cycles and room for an additional 40 customizable cycles. It also has a 475 G-Force extraction speed which reduces drying times compared to standard speed machines.
To read more, click here: Huebsch's HX135
Huebsch's HC60 was featured in American Coin-Op's February product showcase on front load washers. The Galaxy 600 control is offered with the HC60. The control allows laundry owners to set time-of-day pricing to increase turns during slow times and customer-tailored wash cycles. Owners can also choose from 30 different water levels and have peace of mind with advanced leak detection.
To read more, click here: Product Showcase Front Loaders
Huebsch's TwinStar45 stack tumbler is featured in American Coin-Op's January product showcase on dryers. The TwinStar is perfect for drying large loads and oversized items with a 50 percent higher-rated capacity and a 40 percent larger door opening than the 30-pound stack.
To read more, click here: Product Showcase Dryers
In American Coin-Op's December issue, J.D. Dixon, owner and president of National Laundry Equipment, based in Nashville, Tenn., is featured in an interview about the pros and cons of building new stores or rehabbing existing laundromats. Building a new store is more financially risky and you have to build your customer base from zero, but you can customize it the way you want it.
"There are great arguments for both sides, but there are some catches that you want to look at, whether you're buying a new store or retooling a store," says Dixon. "Both can be great investments."
To read more, click here: Build New or Rehab
October American Coin-Op - The Huebsch Galaxy control for tumblers with Over-dry Prevention Technology was featured in October's American Coin-Op Product Showcase highlighting machines and technologies for commercial accounts. This control increases throughput and eliminates the cost of over-drying, while offering 30 programmable dry cycles.
To read more, click here: Product Showcase Commercial Equipment
Huebsch's Loadstar 50- and 75-pound tumble dryers are featured in the August Product Showcase of American Laundry News. The dryers feature the Galaxy control with OPT (Over-dry Prevention Technology).
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American Laundry News' July issue features new products from the 2011 Clean Show including, Huebsch's new Galaxy control for tumblers. The control is easy to use, easily programmable and reduces energy costs.
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July 15, 2011
Apply for a loan of up to $100,000 and receive an answer within one business day
Ripon, Wis. – July 7, 2011 – Alliance Laundry System LLC, a leading global commercial laundry equipment provider, announced today that it has streamlined its in-house loan process with a new online credit application.
The credit application will be available through Huebsch Financial. New investors looking to open a vended laundry, existing store owners and laundry facility managers can apply for loans of up to $100,000, or get pre-qualified for any finance amount, using the new online credit application. Investors will receive a response within one business day.
The new credit application is designed for ease of use, safety and security. Once the applicant has filled out the form, there is no additional paperwork to complete. Furthermore, confidential information resides only with its safe and secure network because Huebsch Financial does not have to send information to a third party source. And with the fast response, distributors can work more effectively with customers knowing the amount of capital they have to invest in their store.
Huebsch Financial's finance programs offer the most competitive set of financial products with unmatched industry knowledge from its team of experts. The company has financed over $1.4 billion in commercial laundry assets, with approximately 15,000 loans originated in the past 15 years.
Its programs are far better than any bank or manufacturer based program because Huebsch Financial not only understands the industry better than anyone else, but can also tailor a financial solution that meets individual laundry owner and facility managers' needs.
Choosing a financial service provider that is unfamiliar with the commercial laundry industry can lead to unnecessary risks and costs, including overpaying for services, hidden fees, slower response to time sensitive opportunities and limitations on the long term success of the business.
For more information on Huebsch Financial's finance programs, visit the following site, and click on the Finance tab: http://www.huebsch.com/finance/online-credit-application/.
About Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
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-premises laundries. Alliance Laundry offers a full line of washers and dryers with load capacities from 12 to 200 pounds for commercial and consumer use. The company's products are sold under the well-known brand names Huebsch®..
June 30, 2011
Pictured from left to right J.D. Dixon, Juanita Elder, Jason Fleck & Jon Pell.
National Laundry Equipment, LLC of Nashville, TN was recently presented with the Huebsch Award of Excellence in recognition of its 2010 performance in the sales, promotion, and support of the full line of Huebsch commercial laundry products. Each year, Huebsch presents this award to its distribution partners that both exceed minimum expectations and the prior year's sales performance. Congratulations Mr. John Dixon and the staff at National Laundry Equipment.
June 6th, 2011
We offer a 25,000 cycle or 10-year limited warranty, whichever comes first, effective on Galaxy™ Control-powered Huebsch vended cabinet hardmount washer-extractors with 20 through 60 lb capacities.*
Unmatched Durability and Protection in Your Laundromat.
1. The Best Corrosion-Resistant Sealing Surface Possible
• Hardened Stainless Steel Sleeve
2. Seven Times Water Protection
• Two radial lip seals provide six layers of water protection
• Excluder face seal offers unprecedented seventh layer
• Double weep holes ensure no water reaches the 100% sealed bearings
3. Premium Heat and Wear Protection
• Shafts are press-fit with the bearings to reduce heat and wear
• Marine grease application reduces lip wear and water penetration
Durably Built to Last in Your Laundromat.
Huebsch is the answer for vended laundries looking for performance that lasts. The intensive planning, design, manufacturing and testing that our machines go through ensure that when they reach your facility, the durability of their construction will far exceed your needs. Designed with masterful precision, Huebsch seals and bearing assemblies are built to outlast any others in the industry. And now we’re offering a 25,000 cycle or 10-year limited warranty* to prove it.
Designed, Tested and Manufactured for Unmatched Performance.
While the rigors of the commercial laundry market can be tough on machines, our standards are even tougher. No other commercial laundry manufacturer demands more out of their machines than we do. Before we even begin to manufacture a product, they must first stand up to these five stages of our product development process. No one else puts their equipment through such rigorous examination. That’s why we’re confident that our products are the most trustworthy and durable machines in the industry.
1. Finite Element Analysis. Before we even create a physical form, products can be designed, modified, assembled and tested in a virtual world. Through multiple iterations, on-screen
development allows optimization of designs and quality levels never before possible.
2. Component Testing. Once a physical form is created, we run component and subassembly
lifecycle testing of at least two times the expected life to ensure the design will outlast the
competition, even in the harshest environments.
3. Life and Load Testing. 60 pairs of sneakers. Hockey pucks. Our patented “sludge.” A t our industry-leading Test Lab, we put things into our machines that no one else would
even fathom, pushing them to the breaking point so you can be confident that your Huebsch equipment will perform well, even in the most unrelenting commercial environment.
For a tour of the Aliance Laundry Systems Test Lab please visit www.comlaundry.com/testlabvideo.
4. Field Testing. There’s no substitute for real-world experience. Prior to full production of our washers, we perform extensive Field Testing to confirm that Huebsch equipment performs as it was designed, allowing us to guarantee superior quality
5. World-Class Manufacturing & Quality Control. Made in A merica using state-of-the-art technology and leveraging unmatched commercial laundry manufacturing experience,
our products are produced with consistent precision to surpass the competition — and your expectations.
* The 25,000 cycle or 10-year limited warranty, whichever comes first, is effective on Galaxy™ Control-powered Huebsch vended cabinet hardmount washer-extractors with 20 through 60 lb capacities.To qualify, equipment must be purchased after June 1, 2011 and installed in the United States and Canada. Warranty runs from the date of first installation by the original owner. See your local authorized Huebsch distributor for additional details.
May 25, 2011
Jack Hunt, sales manager for Gulf State Laundry Machinery Company, a Huebsch distributor, discusses how important efficiency is in hotel laundries. He touches on everything from staffing to equipment requirements, and provides tips on how to improve throughput. According to Hunt, "Instead of viewing laundry as another housekeeping matter, try picturing it as a manufacturing operation that you want to be efficient and effective."
May 10, 2011
Ripon, Wis. – May 10, 2011 – Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Co. Inc. was recently named the 2010 Huebsch Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row. The award was presented based on year-over-year increase in overall sales, professionalism, ongoing training and other customer support criteria.
"Huebsch has a history of providing customers with superior service," said Gary Dixon, North American sales manager for Huebsch. "Metropolitan is a professional organization that is committed to customer service. They take the customer through the entire process from finding a location and securing financing to business counseling."
Metropolitan has more than 15 years experience as an authorized Huebsch distributor and has had the honor of being awarded the Huebsch Distributor of the year 10 times during this period.
"We feel a great sense of satisfaction and pride in winning this award again this year," said Howard Katzman, owner of Metropolitan. "The award recognizes our dedication to providing our customers with quality machines from a proven brand."
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Queens, New York, Metropolitan is recognized as one of the nation's largest and most respected distributors of commercial laundry equipment. In addition to their New York location, they also have a branch office in Union, NJ. Metropolitan has a large professional sales staff that serves Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.
To learn more about Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Co. Inc., visit www.metropolitanmachinery.com.
American Coin-Op's May product section features Huebsch's new 125-pound washer extractor with Galaxy 600 control. The machine has 140-G-Force extraction speed which removes more water than standard-speed models. To read more: Click Here(pdf)
American Coin-Op's April product section features the Huebsch HWTY20 model top loader. The water-saver cycle uses only 23.7 gallons of water instead of the 26.1 gallons used with older models. To read more: Click Here (pdf)
March 31st, 2011
As the economy begins to rebuild, there's now a renewed interest among new and experienced investors in purchasing laundromats. And, here's some proof - even hip and trendy magazines such as Esquire are publishing articles providing tips on how investors and entrepreneurs should approach the buying process. While Huebsch would have chosen slightly different words than this author, the content is extremely valuable, Check it out the Esquire Article. (pdf)
Huebsch distributor, Kory Orchard of East Coast Laundry discusses how he helped the Marnier King Inn, a historic hotel in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia redesign their laundry room. Working with limited space, Orchard equipped the hotel with Huebsch machines capable of keeping luxury linens and towels in quality condition for guest use.
When it comes to harmful impacts on the environment, laundry gets a bad rap. Unfortunately, there's really no way around the fact that hotels need to do their laundry. Susan Reibling, owner of the Mariner King Inn in historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, found a supplier who provided her with the products that were not only right for her business, but for the environment.
Renovating part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site is not something every entrepreneur has to deal with or even consider, but Reibling made it a hobby about 10 years ago. Living in Lunenburg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Reibling heads investment company Stellar Investments Inc. Under this company, Reibling owns at least three businesses in Lunenburg: kitchenware shop Cilantro: The Cooks Shop, Italian restaurant Trattoria della Nonna, and the newly renovated Mariner King Inn purchased in 2007 and the four and a half star inn in Lunenburg. All of these businesses are located on King Street, which according to Reibling has been nicknamed "UNESCO FRESCO."
As Reibling had learned over her decade of experience, renovating historic buildings isn't easy. The problem becomes, how do you keep the feeling of centuries of history within a building while renovating? After all, the Mariner King Inn was constructed in 1830 and to leave it exactly how it was over a hundred years later might lead to some serious building code violations. It takes care and serious attention to detail. Reibling considers the blue-grey façade with the white and red trim to be her crowning achievement. Reibling also admits that she's had her critics when it comes to her renovations, but the support and approval she's received has been most agreeable. Renovations included expanding the Mariner King Inn by adding rooms and suites to the Candy Apple and Cranberry buildings, which opened in the summers of 2009 and 2010, respectively. An elevator was also added to allow wheelchair accessibility.
"You know you've done a good job when one of the family members brings you two old clocks and family photos from the original house, as they felt those items needed to come back. For that I'm thankful," says Reibling.
But once the renovations were completed, giving the Mariner King Inn a total of eight suites and six rooms, with a capacity of approximately 30 people, the issue became how to keep the place four and a half stars without compromising its historical character. And this applied particularly to their laundry. Towels and sheets, not to mention the linens from the dining room, needed to be kept in top shape to ensure the high-end quality of the Mariner King Inn. This is why Reibling went with East Coast Laundry Equipment.
"East Coast Laundry Equipment has a very good reputation and carries an excellent product, and Kory [Orchard] is personable and attentive to issues," says Reib-ling, commenting on East Coast Laundry Equipment's sales manager Kory Orchard who oversaw the project.
"This was a very fun and unique project," says Orchard, commenting on getting the chance to work in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. "The owners were making significant renovations to a building that was over 100 years old. Due to the various business requirements of the facility the laundry room was fairly compact so we needed equipment that could produce what was required in a smaller floor space."
East Coast Laundry Equipment supplied the Mariner King Inn with two Huebsch HCN030 - 30LB Capacity Galaxy 400 Washer/Extractors and one Huebsch HTT45 Stacked 45LB Capacity Gas Dryer. The washer/extractors may look small but are in fact made for commercial use. This is perfect for a place like the Mariner King Inn, which considering was built in the 1800s as a tribute to King William, no accommodations were made in its floor plan for a giant, commercial use laundry. The washer/extractors fit snugly into the Mariner King's laundry room. And, as already mentioned, they are up to the job. They can hold up to a capacity of 18 pounds. East Coast Laundry Equipment also installed smaller, coin-operated Huebsch equipment to be used by the Mariner King Inn's guests.
Orchard and Reibling met numerous times to determine what products would be the best fit. Orchard decided to go with Huebsch for the Mariner King because it managed to keep the inn's high-end quality while reducing costs and environmental impact. East Coast Laundry Equipment has been selling Huebsch products for almost 30 years, so it's a brand they trust. Not only that, but Huebsch has been shifting towards producing environmentally-friendly machinery.
"With the ever increasing importance and focus on reducing environmental impact some manufacturers like Huebsch are making an extra effort to reduce the amount of energy consumed by their equipment," says Orchard.
The Galaxy 400, which is the microprocessor control platform used on the washer/extractors, allows the user to select different water levels. This means that just the right amount of water and energy is used to get the job done, rather than too much. Huebsch's stacked dryer design also reduces energy consumption while still producing faster dry times. This minimizes the amount of labour needed and thus, reduces costs. How much energy is saved depends on many factors, including type of material and the way air flows through it. A huge concern of laundry's impact on the environment is its excess water and energy use, so Huebsch's line of Galaxy products is quite revolutionary.
"These products are both more friendly to the environment as well as reduce operational costs for hotel customers. With ever increasing competition, reducing operational costs can make a big difference to the bottom line," says Orchard.
This article appeared in the Winter 2011 version of Atlantic Hotelier
American Coin-Op's February product section features the Huebsch TwinStar45 stack tumbler. The tumbler has quick drying times, improving energy efficiency and lowering utility costs. To read more: Product Showcase Dryers--American Coin-Op--Feb 2011 (pdf)
American Coin-Op's January product section features the Huebsch front-load washer series. The series boasts a Micro Display Control that is easy to read and offers features such as a coin countdown to start and a time-remaining countdown. It also an Energy Star rated product. To read more: Product Feature--American Coin-op--Jan 2011 (pdf)
January 13th, 2011
Jeff Brothers, Sr. Vice President of Sales, was named to the list of "50 Who Made a Difference". "Leaders, Innovators and Pioneers Who Have Shaped the Self-Service Laundry Industry". This list was assembled as part of a very special anniversary feature article in the December 2010 issue of The Journal. The article, which commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Coin Laundry Association, salutes the men and women whose creative thinking, leadership and dedication have guided the laundry business from its early days to the $5 billion industry it has become. Also recognized was Monte Huebsch Sr. inventor of the first open-end drying tumbler.
Congratulations Jeff and thank you for your contributions.
See who else made the list in the December 2010 issue of The Journal or online at
October 15th, 2010
Real-estate developer and entrepreneur Mark Lustbader of The Laundry Warehouse, details his latest development: an energy efficient green laundry incorporating a solar heating system. Lustbader explains the benefits of going green, including the cost savings and incentives associated with environmentally friendly construction.
September 28th, 2010
Huebsch customer Shantae Holmes, owner of All Washed Up laundromat in Minneapolis, Minn., was featured on WCCO-CBS Channel 4 News in late September.
In the story, Holmes discusses how her dream of owning her own business came true when she opened a lavish Laundromat, containing 44 Huebsch washer and dryers. She also discusses the challenges of starting a business in the new economy, and how she managed to navigate other personal barriers to accomplish her goal.
All Washed Up laundromat provides laundry services to members of the Minneapolis community.
To read the full article, click here:
To watch the news segment, click here:
September 17th, 2010
Alliance Laundry Systems has produced a new video featuring our product test lab. In this video, we have captured the rigors that Huebsch products are subjected to. We continuously invest in ways to improve our products and stay ahead of the competition with technical advancements. At the test lab, a dedicated team of technicians and engineers oversee Alliance's never-ending cycle of continuous improvement. They test the boundaries of every component of every product, pushing each piece to its breaking point, improving its performance and then pushing it further.
Although Huebsch is prominently displayed in the video, you will notice that multiple brands are featured. This is because our dedication to testing and improving our products goes across the entire Alliance brand portfolio. While each brand has its unique features and benefits, they all share operational excellence, unmatched reliability and durability. You can be confident in the dependability of all Huebsch products.
To view the video click here.
Huebsch North American Sales Manager
June 28th, 2010
Jay McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, contributes to a Canadian Lodging News article discussing the new energy saving features being added to equipment and how those features are positively impacting hotel utility bills.
The full article can be read on the Canadian Lodging News Web site.
May 12, 2010
RIPON, WI – May 12, 2010 – Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Co. Inc. was recently named the 2009 Distributor of the Year for Huebsch. The award was presented based on year-over-year increase in overall sales and fulfillment of other customer service focused criteria.
"Huebsch has built its reputation on answering customer's questions," said Jay McDonald, Alliance Laundry Systems vice president of business development. "Metropolitan customers are well-served by Howard and his team who provide them with guidance, counsel and advice. We are honored to acknowledge this repeat-winner for their impressive sales in 2009."
Metropolitan has more than 15 years experience as an authorized Huebsch distributor. "Our dedication to providing quality equipment and maintaining customer relationships is the key to our success," said Howard Katzman, owner of Metropolitan. "Our customers are attracted to the quality and reputation of Huebsch and the equipment's energy and water-saving features."
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Queens, N.Y., Metropolitan is recognized as one of the nation's oldest and largest commercial laundry equipment distributors.
To learn more about Metropolitan Laundry Machinery Co. Inc., visit www.metropolitanmachinery.com.
May 12, 2010
RIPON, WI – May 12, 2010 – Houston-based Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co. has been named Huebsch Outstanding New Distributor of the Year for 2009. The award was presented to Gulf States based on year-over-year sales growth.
"This distinctive award has only been presented a few times in my 18 years with Huebsch," said Jay McDonald, Alliance Laundry Systems vice president of business development. "We are honored to acknowledge Gulf States as an outstanding new Huebsch distributor in recognition of its impressive first-year sales."
Gulf States added Huebsch laundry equipment to their product portfolio in February 2009. "Our success can be attributed to the quality product features of Huebsch machines and our dedication to customer service," said Pravin Parmar, owner of Gulf States. "We are planning to expand our store by 5,000 square feet this year, which will allow us to offer an even greater volume of Huebsch products to our customers," added Parmar.
Founded in 1984, family-owned Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co., the largest dry-cleaning equipment distributor in the U.S., is dedicated to providing customers with quality dry-cleaning, on-premises and coin laundry equipment.
To learn more about Gulf States, please visit www.gslaundry.com/index.php
September 25th, 2009
Pictured with the Huebsch Distributor of the Year award are, from left, Steve Brown, owner of Ed Brown, Dee Parmer, director of operations, Joe Purbaugh, Huebsch regional sales manager, Arthur Wechsler, coin laundry specialist, and Gary Brown, owner of Ed Brown.
Dallas-based Ed Brown Distributors recently earned the distinction of being named the Huebsch Distributor of the Year for 2008. The award is based on Ed Brown's year-over-year increase in overall sales and other customer-focused criteria.
"It's an honor to present this award to Ed Brown. They really exemplify what the Huebsch is the Answer philosophy is all about," said Barry Christenson, Huebsch national sales manager. "As a family-owned business, Ed Brown is committed to the type of customer service Huebsch prides itself on."
Christenson added that Ed Brown's success has come from excellent sales growth, particularly within the coin laundry market. In addition, the distributor has a high quality parts and service department backing up a very strong and knowledgeable sales force.
"Ed Brown clients receive all the answers they need to make informed decisions about their laundries," Christenson said, adding "that's what Huebsch distributors are all about — answers."
Owned by Steve and Gary Brown, Ed Brown Distributors is a full-service distributorship that's been around since 1959 serving the greater Dallas area.
To learn more about Ed Brown Distributors, visit www.edbrowndistributors.com.
March 31st, 2009
Huebsch has the answer for vended laundry owners desiring greater control of their businesses, and that answer is Galaxy - the next generation of washer-extractor controls. The Galaxy line is designed to aid management, while offering the features and wash quality customers want.
Vended laundry owners can choose from three levels - Galaxy 600, Galaxy 400 and Galaxy 200.
"For years, Huebsch has been the answer for store owners looking for high quality, dependable equipment," said Barry Christenson, Huebsch national sales manager. "With the launch of Galaxy, we've added our most user-friendly controls with the 'green' features owners need to curb expenses and maintain a high level of profitability," he said.
Among the Galaxy 600 features to make management easy are:
- PC/PDA programming and audit via an infrared port
- Time-of-day pricing
- Ability to interface with card reader of owner's choice
- Advanced leak detection is a green feature to prevent wasting water
- 30 water levels to select from to reduce water consumption
Galaxy 600 also offers a variety of features and improvements customers will appreciate, such as:
- 24 possible cycle selections
- Extra wash and rinse keys
- Control instructions offered in both English and Spanish
- Washer-extractors have a new four-compartment chemical dispenser
"Galaxy 600 is the total package, taking management and customer satisfaction to the next level," Christenson said. "This new control platform also ushers in a variety of upgrades to our washer-extractor line. Owners will see improvements to the door handle as well as a more reliable door lock mechanism."
Other improvements include a triple-lip seal for advanced protection of the bearings, an upgrade to the chemical dispenser to eliminate oversudsing, and enhanced security to the coin vault. Huebsch also increased the capacity of coin vaults on the 40-, 60- and 80-pound models to account for the higher vend prices these units command.
These mechanical changes are offered on all three levels of the Galaxy Control. Galaxy 400 and 200 models, however, offer reduced control features from the Galaxy 600. To learn more about Galaxy and why Huebsch is the answer to the needs of both vended laundry owners and their customers, visit www.huebsch.com or call 800-553-5120.
October 20th, 2008
Huebsch finance remains strong and continues to provide competitive products and personalized services to both existing and new vended laundry investors. Huebsch also virtually stands alone in the industry in being able to provide a response on most applications within 24 hours. Our goal has been, and remains, delivering financing packages and expert analysis to ensure our customers' long-term success.
Based on feedback from distributors and vended laundry owners, Huebsch finance has revised a few of our standard forms and requirements. Distributors should check the extranet for downloads and future updates.
- NO Landlord's Consent or Waiver document for total exposure up to $100,000
- One-page credit application for transactions up to $100,000
- NEW Credit Application and Credit Supplement
"The strength of Huebsch's finance department combined with the customer-friendly initiatives listed above, place us far ahead of the competition," says Todd Rice, director of financial services. "As a Huebsch distributor you are well positioned to cultivate new investors to the industry."
To learn more about Huebsch's finance offerings, visit our finance section.
September 19th, 2008
Arthur Wechsler, coin laundry specialist at Ed Brown Distributors, is featured as a contributing columnist on the American Coin-Op Web site.
In his column, "Choose Your Distributor Wisely," Wechsler discusses how to select a laundry equipment distributor who is tuned to your needs as an owner or new investor.
"Look for a distributor, who after listening to you, asks questions before he/she directs you toward equipment and a store setup that will work for you," Wechsler writes. "Be wary of the distributor who sticks with, and pushes, one idea from the start."
Wechsler is a veteran of the laundry industry and experienced in guiding new investors in the coin laundry business. Ed Brown Distributors is an authorized Huebsch distributor based in Dallas, Texas.
Sep. 15th, 2008
Spring Clean Laundry in Wichita, Kan. and its owner Perry Duncan are profiled in a story titled "Going Against the Grain" in the September issue of The Journal.
Duncan's 8,000-square-foot laundry, which features Huebsch equipment, offers a variety of unique and energy saving elements that have helped him keep utility expenses below 25 percent of gross sales.
Other "against-the-grain" elements of Spring Clean Laundry include wall-to-wall carpeting and only 50-pound Huebsch drying tumblers.
"My customers are happy when they leave, because the dryers dry in three quarters," Duncan says in the article of his pricing the tumblers at 25 cents for 10 minutes.
To read the full story, visit coinlaundry.org and download the digital version of the September issue.
Sep. 11th, 2008
David Sumner, owner of Beach Buddies Laundry Service in Panama City, Fla. is featured on the cover of the September issue of American Laundry News.
In the story, Sumner details how his business, which utilizes Huebsch washer-extractors and drying tumblers, needed to double its capacity just a few months after opening. He also discusses the challenges of starting a new business in Florida, while living in Indiana, crediting his Huebsch distributor with helping him through the process.
Beach Buddies provides laundry service to condominium developments in the Panama City area. Sumner opened the business in April 2007.
Alliance Laundry Systems has answered the call from coin laundry owners for a tumble dryer design that reduces the risk of damaged cylinder enclosures by drywall-type screws.
With its new patented design, Alliance, the world leader in manufacturing commercial laundry equipment, has created a cylinder which prohibits screws from tearing the sweep sheets.
Alliance's oblong perforations enable screws to pivot and drop out of the cylinder into the lint drawer.
The new design, only found on Alliance Laundry Systems products, will help coin laundry owners avoid the costly damage screws can do in their tumble dryers.
To see how effective the perforations are, click here to see them in action.
Todd Rice, director of Financial Services at Alliance Laundry Systems, offers his insights to the vended laundry industry in a question-and-answer story on the American Coin-Op Web site. In the interview, Rice weighs in on the state of the coin laundry business and pieces of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 that could be of particular benefit for owners of coin laundries as well as new investors.
Rice says various elements, including the 2008 tax incentives, could signal perhaps the best time in recent years to expand or upgrade vended laundries. He's also quick to point out that to take advantage of tax benefits, owners must put new equipment into service in 2008.
Alliance's finance department is the leader in financing commercial laundry equipment, investing more than $1 billion into commercial laundry projects. Rice is a certified public accountant and has an MBA from Marquette University.
Huebsch's recently patented oval perforations for its axial airflow tumbler cylinders are a major step toward preventing equipment damage.
For years, owners of vended laundries have had to replace cylinder enclosures due to their being damaged by screws. Drywall-size fasteners left in clothes often slip out of pockets during drying and get caught in the tumbler's cylinder perforations. While the cylinder continues to rotate, the screws tear the enclosure.
The Huebsch, oval perforations, however, pass the screws, allowing them to fall into the lint area without any damage to the cylinder or its enclosure.
"Customers have relied on Huebsch tumblers for their efficiency and innovative designs," said Barry Christenson, Huebsch national sales manager. "Our patented oval perforations are just the latest in a long line of innovations we've brought to the industry."
The new perforations are standard on Huebsch axial airflow tumblers, including popular TwinStar 45 and new DryStar 55.
Huebsch customers will have an easier time of acquiring images of its products as well as corporate logos for advertising and other uses. The brand recently launched a new Web-based image database that enables customers to easily download product images and logos.
The site offers both high resolution files, great for printed pieces, and low resolution files for use in Web-based applications and presentations.
Navigation is extremely simple and the site also allows users to search for specific products or general product types.
"Our new system gives customers and distributors excellent access to whatever images they might require," said Barry Christenson, Huebsch national sales manager. "The site is user-friendly and should save time for our Huebsch customers."
Click to access the Huebsch image database.
Huebsch vended laundry owner Marsha Cropper is featured as the cover story in the September 2007 issue of American Coin-Op. The story also appears on the American Coin-Op Web site.
American Coin-Op Editor Paul Partyka details Cropper's beginnings in the coin laundry business. The owner's story is unique in that she opened her store in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She recounts wanting to be involved in rebuilding the city and seeing a need for the business. Cropper owns two laundries and has plans for additional stores.