Businesses can actually make money with uniforms

We know, it’s a bold statement. “Businesses can make money with uniforms,” but the question is how? How does a business, aside from a uniform manufacturer or launderer make money with uniforms? As a business owner, you have heard the … Continue reading

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What’s in your kitchen?

Cooks. Servers. Equipment. Food Supplies. Uniforms. These are all in your restaurant’s kitchen and all are vital to your business’ success. Each have their value and spot in your business’ strategy. Cooks have their keen senses and techniques. Servers carry … Continue reading

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eLaundry

Textiles are tactile. Invoices and billing statements don’t need to be. New System offers convenient online bill paying, inventory control, and other communications as a way to cut down on paper usage as much as possible. We believe very strongly … Continue reading

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No phone zone! Hang up and drive.

While our customer service reps are in the field, we want to ensure our customers and neighbors that safety is our first priority on the road. We at New System Laundry have a very simple no phone policy. What does … Continue reading

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Ever wonder what those laundry symbols mean?

Wait! Do you dry that sweater? Hand wash that shirt? Here is a quick cheat sheet to help you decipher that gibberish on your clothing labels.    

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Better Laundry Through Technology

Chances are you have no idea just how much technology is involved in laundry. We pride ourselves on innovation in laundry and that is just one of many reasons why we use Radio Frequency ID tags (RFID tags) in our … Continue reading

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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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