The activity on the show floor increased today. More people, more questions, a great show. I talked with a number of companies and they were extremely pleased with the show. I had to wait numerous times to be able to get my questions answered.
Many of the people attribute the activity at the show to a more optimistic laundry industry. Companies are looking for ways to prepare for the expected economic recovery. The feeling is that those who prepare now will be able to thrive when things improve.
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.