New System is in Orlando this week for the Leadership Summit!

Members of the New System team are down in Orlando for the 2013 Leadership Summit presented by FORTUNE. The event aims to connect the top thought leaders, best-selling authors and practitioners in leadership, strategy, management, HR and execution.


For more information about the event click here.

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97 years and counting… and growing!

George H. Rawlinson got the first rinse cycle started in 1917. Today, we’re a fourth-generation company proudly committed to his mission of providing great service and great textiles to clients.

We’re constantly making improvements to our facility and our process so that we can deliver the absolute best service to our customers. And, what is more important than all of the cool and innovative technology we use at the facility is the greatest laundry team in the industry. You’re only as good as the team you have behind you and it is important to New System to have a team that is an extension of our family.

We’re based in Portland, and have more than 125 employees including our management team, service department, sales, office personnel, plant operations and distribution centers. The organizational culture at New System thrives on open doors and direct communication, we have fun but we also get the job done and get it done well. We hold each other accountable and continuously strive for growth and success. To be successful at New System, employees must embrace our core values and always remain passionate and dedicated to do the right thing, get it done, encourage and choose a positive attitude and remain customer focused. If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive check out our Careers page and drop us a line. We are currently looking to expand our team in both Seattle and Portland.

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You Spent Money on that Logo, Now Let’s Make it Stand Out

What can Image Services do for you?

New System can help get your brand more exposure on uniforms, promotional items and more. From graphic design, custom embroidery, laser applique, screen printing and more, New System can help you make a splash.

Contact a rep now for access to our online catalog for easy browsing and ordering. And don’t forget to check back here and on our Image Services Facebook from time to time, we will be sharing some of the fun image services we do for our clients. Like these we did for Tails & Trotters:


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A Joke a Day… Don’t Worry, We are Keeping it Clean.

MomsQ: What happens if a wolf falls in the washing machine?

A: He becomes a wash and werewolf.

Q: What happened to the leopard that fell into the washing machine?

A: He came out spotless.

Q: Why don’t men do laundry?

A: Cause the washer and dryer don’t run on remote control!



A fun little story: 

Just a few hours before Saturday college kickoff a housework challenged husband decided to wash his team logo sweatshirt.

Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to his wife, “What setting do I use on the washing machine?”

“It depends,” she replied. “What does it say on your shirt?”

Proudly he yelled back, “University of Oklahoma!”

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The Institute of Higher Laundry is Now Taking Applications

The Institute of Higher Laundry is now accepting “applications”.

We admit it, we geek out on laundry. Did you know that we can track down any one single item as it goes through our system? That means, at any given moment we can tell you exactly where your uniforms are in the laundry process.

You may have us handle hundreds of textiles, and that seems like a lot, but we handle thousands. That’s right, Thousands. And we never lose a sock.

But how is that possible you ask? We actually keep things straight by using Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tags. Fancy eh? Basically they are computer chips embedded in linens and other items to streamline inventory and make things more efficient and cost effective for us and for our customers.

As textiles move through our energy efficient, American engineered washing capsules a computer monitors the process and loads the machines, selecting the optimum amount and temperature of water for each load individually, making for the perfect wash each and every time.

Did we mention these loads can get up to 600 pounds?

No job is too small; apply now for the Institute of Higher Laundry.

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Who Says Kids Aren’t Into Laundry?

Alright so maybe this 10-year-old isn’t actually helping mom out, but he is playing the heck outta that Maytag. Join the 1.7million plus people that have already viewed his skills on YouTube and check out this video.

He’s even been recruited to play at the TRSA The Clean Show. He’s kind of a big deal.

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So Fresh, So Clean…

You may notice something new about our site…

One, we have this new blog. Welcome!

Two, we’ve updated our entire website to better reflect who we are as a company and what we offer our customers.

We put the fun in laundry. It may be a dirty job, but who better to do it than fourth generation company who is committed to providing great service and textiles to clients. We are passionate about what we do. We also have one of the most advanced laundry facilities on the West Coast so we do it better than anyone.

Take a look around and then connect with us so we can let you know all of the ways we can take care of that mess.

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