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Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Kitchen & Laundry

Home Kitchen & Laundry
Cooking, cooling, washing and drying all consume large amounts of energy and water. By simply using Energy Star-qualified equipment, a hotel operator can sharply reduce resource consumption. Got news or a story idea to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Maytag Commercial Laundry Introduces New Multi-Load Washer

ST. JOSEPH, MICH.—Building on decades of commercial laundry experience, Maytag Commercial Laundry is introducing the newest innovation to its full lineup of solutions this summer—the Maytag Multi-Load Washer. Designed to continually handle large, heavy loads of laundry turn after turn, the Maytag Multi-Load Washer can be configured in hundreds of different ways, allowing owners and property managers to choose among different water heating, electrical connection, controls, drain, water inlet, and construction options. “The Maytag Multi-Load Washer represents an extraordinary addition to our product portfolio that continues to deliver compelling solutions to customers and the industry,” said Trey Northrup, General Manager...

Ecolab Releases New Sustainability Report

PAUL, MINN.—In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy. “Many companies have complex sustainability needs and aspirations,” said Emilio Tenuta, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. “Our industry-leading expertise and solutions help them reduce water and energy use for everything from industrial water boilers and cooling towers to warewashing processes for restaurants and foodservice facilities. All of these individual interventions add up to a significant global impact.” In 2017, Ecolab helped customers...

Master-Bilt Names Bret Eldridge Director of National Accounts

NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration, is pleased to announce that Bret Eldridge will assume the role of Director of National Accounts effective Monday, June 11, 2018. Eldridge is the current Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and Northeastern part of the United States as well as Eastern Canada. Eldridge has a significant background working with foodservice chains as well as very valuable experience as a successful senior executive with several restaurant operators. His experience in this area will be a great fit in positioning Master-Bilt’s goods and services with the needs and expectations...

Ecolab Adds SMARTPOWER Program for Warewashing Efficiency

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Changing food preferences and increasing costs are driving restaurateurs to reexamine every aspect of their operations. As a result, operators want their warewashing to deliver more than sparkling place settings; they also want to reduce labor, water and energy costs to help boost profit margins. To effectively meet these needs, Ecolab developed the SMARTPOWER Program. SMARTPOWER is a complete warewashing program that includes Ecolab’s full line of products, digital monitoring of warewashing performance and Ecolab’s expert service. This complete program helps give restaurant operators peace of mind, knowing their operations are running smoothly while generating the best warewashing...

Standard Textile Launches Made in USA Hotel Collection

CINCINNATI—Standard Textile Co., Inc., a global leader in the hospitality and healthcare textiles industries, announced the launch of its Made in USA collection of terry and sheeting products engineered for hotels and hospitality properties. As a pioneer of the American textile industry, Standard Textile’s new collection supports American innovation, domestic growth and smaller carbon footprints. In 2014, Standard Textile had a vision to create a model for textile manufacturing in the United States. The company launched its Manufacturing 4.0 initiative in 2015 and invested more than $65 million dollars in its facilities in Thomaston, Ga. and Union, S.C. to bring...

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Honored with Stars of Industry Award

LINCOLN, NEB.—The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, announced it has received the inaugural Innovation Stars of the Industry Award from the Nebraska Hotel and Lodging Association (NHLA). The property was recognized for its dedication to innovation through its various community-directed programs and initiatives, along with its role as a brand ambassador for the city of Lincoln, Neb. “We are beyond excited to be honored with the inaugural Innovation Stars of the Industry Award,” said Susan Madsen, General Manager of The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. “This award is a true testament to the unwavering...

Lyday Joins Lavatec as Sales Support Engineer

BEACON FALLS, CONN.—David Lyday has signed on as a Sales Support Engineer with Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. A laundry industry veteran for over 30 years, he will be primarily responsible for supporting field sales operations and providing project engineering services. He reports to Keith Ware, Lavatec’s Vice President of Sales. Lyday most recently spent 15 years as a sales engineer with Speed Check Conveyor, where he handled multiple functions including sales and application engineering and system design. He was also involved in the development of new products and produced AutoCAD layouts. He believes that kind of experience will be beneficial...

Master-Bilt Hires New Customer Care Leader

NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration, announce the hire of Craig Hammel as Director of Customer Care. In his role as Director of Customer Care, Hammel will be responsible for all Master-Bilt customer service functions including inside sales support and technical support. He will be focused on developing and successfully executing best-in-class processes to ensure customer satisfaction. Hammel will also oversee driving a high-performance customer service and support culture that delivers sustainable success and continuous improvement. Hammel has over 15 years of management experience including positions as Customer Care Manager and Sales Inventory and...

ITW Food Equipment Group to Exhibit at NRA Show

TROY, OHIO— ITW Food Equipment Group will be giving restauranteurs, chefs and food industry professionals the chance to get a first-hand look at the latest advanced and energy-efficient products when they visit the company’s booths at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show. More than 100 high performance commercial kitchen products from ITW Food Equipment Group brands like Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel and Stero will be on the floor of Chicago’s McCormick Center at booths #4031, #4237, #4240 and #2209, where visitors can learn about award-winning, energy-efficient steaming technology, one-of-a-kind ovens, dishwashers, refrigeration equipment, cooking appliances, food prep equipment...

Whirlpool Commercial Laundry Invests in New Products

JOSEPH, MICH.—Over the past few years, Whirlpool Corp. Commercial Laundry, a division of Whirlpool Corp., has strived to move the industry forward through substantial investments in facilities, products, and services. “It is an exciting time,” said Trey Northrup, General Manager of Whirlpool Corp. Commercial Laundry. “We are celebrating the completion of ongoing investments in the Fall River, Mass. commercial laundry production facility and distribution center. Through listening to our customers, we have made great moves to continue our commitment to our portfolio of products and services.” The Fall River manufacturing facility is intended to support strong customer demand for Whirlpool-built commercial...