Equipment Focus: Part 2

As part of plant renovations, New System selected ironers from top of the line equipment manufacturer, Kannegiesser – the gold standard in flatwork equipment. Kannegiesser, out of Germany, marked its 65th anniversary this year; the company has five factories, close to … Continue reading

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Equipment Focus: Part 1

Around 2002, New System undertook the daunting challenge of plant wide renovations at our Portland headquarters. On the plant floor we have seven American-made, Milnor washers; four 450-pound open-pocket washer extractors and three 600-pound washer-extractors were brought in during renovations … Continue reading

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Pre-WWII Innovations in Laundry

As far back as the 30’s the Rawlinson family has been pushing the innovation envelope. George H. Rawlinson filed a series of patents for garment pressing machines during the pre-WWII era. The nitty gritty details can be seen here, here, here … Continue reading

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Part 2: Q&A with Mark Rawlinson

Continued Q&A with New System President Mark Rawlinson. Q: What challenges face the industry? What is next in industry innovations? A: Some of the biggest challenges that face the textile and laundry industries are resource usage related, i.e. rising water … Continue reading

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Part 1: Q&A with New System President Mark Rawlinson

George H. Rawlinson got the first rinse cycle started in 1917. Today, New System is lead by Mark Rawlinson, President of New System. Q: What are your earliest memories of the family business? A: My earliest memories are sitting around … Continue reading

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