Well, it is 2 p.m. on the opening day of the show and one piece of equipment has caught my attention. In the past, sheet pickers almost required that the linen come directly from the press to the picker in order to work properly. There is a new sheet picker on the market from Chicago Dryer Co. that should work equally well with cakes of linen and conditioned linen. This represents a tremendous move forward.
Eric Frederick is director of linen services for Carilion Laundry Service, Roanoke, Va., and a two-time Association for Linen Management manager of the year.