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  • Whirlpool Cuts Ribbon on $35 Million Fall River Project

    Whirlpool Cuts Ribbon on $35 Million Fall River Project

    FALL RIVER — The Whirlpool Corp.’s largest manufacturing plant dedicated to commercial laundry is now located in Fall River.

    On Tuesday, the company cut the ribbon on a $35 million project that includes upgrades to its 300,000-square-foot facility in the Fall River Industrial Park.

    The ceremony, which was attended by dozens of Maytag Commercial distributors from around the world, also marked the beginning of the production line for the company’s new multi-load washers, which are expected to enter the market on Aug. 1.

    “This was the perfect marriage for us, of a dryer manufacturer we could turn into a full-service laundry manufacturer, including washers,” said Trey Northrup, the general manager of commercial laundry for the Whirlpool Corporation.

    In July 2015, the Whirlpool Corp. purchased American Dryer Corp., a privately held company with headquarters in Fall River that manufactured and marketed coin-operated industrial and specialty laundry equipment.

    Northrup said the process of turning the facility into a full laundry manufacturing plant that produces washers and dryers had been in the planning stages since the 2015 acquisition of American Dryer.

    The Whirlpool Corp., which markets Maytag and other commercial brands throughout the world, also offered guided tours of the facility. Local elected officials and business leaders attended the event.

    “It’s an exciting day to see a global company invest and continue to invest in Fall River,” said Mayor Jasiel Correia II, who added that the new production line is capable of producing a multi-load washing machine in under 10 minutes.

    Joe Trilling, the manager of business development for the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, said the event was “great for the business community” in Fall River.

    “It’s great to see a company such as Whirlpool investing in Fall River,” Trilling said. “It just shows that we are a place to have business and to do business in Massachusetts.”

  • No Coins Needed

    Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry has partnered with PayRange to provide mobile- or smart device-activated equipment and easy payment options for your residents. Using BlueTooth technology, laundry goers simply open the free PayRange app (available on AppStore or Google Play), select the machine in front of them, and swipe up to begin their laundry. The vend price is deducted from a mobile “wallet” that is reloadable, and tied to a credit card on file.* To entice residents to try the service, the first load of laundry is FREE!

    Not only does PayRange provide convenience for residents, it helps improve laundry room operations for property managers and owners. PayRange equipped machines keep track of coin usage (in addition to mobile-activation), and provides accurate accounting of all monies collected.

  • TCCL Partners with VFW Post 6873 on a Laundry Room Makeover

    Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry brought together products from Rowe International, Maytag Commercial Laundry and Vend-Rite to bring a fresh new look to laundry for the  Veterans of Foreign Wars Martin D. Denson Post 6873 in Abilene.

    6 Maytag MHN33 Front Load Washers
    3 Maytag MLG27 Gas Stacked Dryers
    1 Vend-Rite 394 Soap Vendor
    1 Rowe Century 6 Bill Changer

    Contact Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry for help with any of your laundry needs.

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  • A Sunny Forecast - Planet Laundry

    A Sunny Forecast - Planet Laundry.

    Quarterly Economic Report Indicates an Accelerated Growth Phase for the Self-Service Laundry Industry 

    Florida multi-store owner Tom Rhodes doesn’t mind talking about the time he purchased a rundown laundromat for $25,000, with thoughts of rehabbing the business.

    He also isn’t shy about admitting that it was a huge mistake.

    Rhodes bought the store in May 2008, and one month later, the housing bubble in Florida burst, and the Great Recession was off and running.

    “Our income fell 40 percent within a few months,” Rhodes related in a PlanetLaundry article. “From the time we took over the store to when our lease ran out six years later, we suffered net operating losses on that one store to the tune of $100,000. I don’t know about you, but I could have done a lot of other things with that money than watch it go down the drain.”

    Rhodes’ error wasn’t so much in the actual idea of purchasing and turning around a neglected store – rather, it was in the timing of this move.

    “As a small-business owner, my only information on how the economy was doing came from the TV and radio,” he noted. “I wish I’d had an economic prognosticator who could have told me, ‘Hey, Tom, don’t buy this laundromat now. We’re getting ready to go into a recession. Wait a few years, and then the owner will probably give you the store.’”

    With laundry operators like Mr. Rhodes in mind, the Coin Laundry Association commissioned economist Dr. Alan Beaulieu and his firm, ITR Economics, to provide CLA members with quarterly economic reports. Dr. Beaulieu is one of the nation’s leading economists and has been a popular speaker at the association’s Excellence in Laundry conference. Moreover, since 1990, he has consulted with companies and industries throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia on how to forecast, plan and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis.

    What’s included in the reports available through the CLA?

    The ITR Quarterly Economic Report examines conditions of the general economy, as well as offering a specific analysis of the laundry and drycleaning industry in the U.S. It provides an update as to where the self-service laundry industry is within the current business cycle and how that relates to the overall U.S. economy. What’s more, the report includes management objectives specific to the self-service laundry industry.

    The ITR Report for the third quarter is now available to CLA members. Here’s a look at some of the key economic data and forecasting included within this report:

    Multi-unit housing starts – U.S. multi-unit housing starts increased 5.1 percent in the 12 months through July over the year-ago level. Decreasing permits may pull down on growth in starts at the end of 2016, but growth will pick up again through mid-2018. Take advantage of the current growth in starts and prepare for accelerating growth in 2017. This growth, which is largely comprised of apartment complexes, will lead to increased demand for laundromats.

    Consumer expectations – Consumer expectations have fallen 2.4 percent in the 12 months through July from last year and moved into Phase D of the business cycle, indicating recession. This means that consumers are not as confident in the economy as they were at the start of the year. However, rising wage growth and strong retail sales suggest that consumers are still willing to spend, despite lower confidence.

    Total personal consumption expenditures – U.S. total personal consumption expenditures rose 3.4 percent in the 12 months through June, compared to the year-ago level. The increase in expenditures and growth of disposable income suggest that consumers have money and they are willing to spend it. A strong consumer and rising expenditures will support vended laundry owners through the end of the year.

    Non-defense capital goods new orders – New orders have fallen 3.6 percent in the 12 months through July, compared to last year. A tentative rising trend has taken hold in July, which should help improve the industrial economy in late 2016 and early 2017. New orders are a measure of business-to-business activity, and a rising trend indicates businesses are more willing to invest, which is good news for self-service laundry owners.

    Home appliances production – Average U.S. home appliances production (excluding electronics) during the 12 months through July rose 5.1 percent from the year-ago level. Production is in Phase B of the business cycle, indicating accelerating growth, which is expected to continue into the second half of 2017. The consumer is driving the U.S. economy.

    All in all, the third-quarter report points out that the majority of the laundry industry’s markets and economic indicators are in Phase B of the business cycle, which again, according to ITR Economics, is a phase of accelerating growth – signaling growth in laundry sales in the coming year.

    Here’s an overview of the self-service laundry market from the current ITR report:

    While the industrial side of the economy is poised for growth in late 2016 and early 2017, it is currently relatively weak. A strong consumer continues to be the backbone of the overall economy and will be a driver of growth through the end of the year. An improving labor market and rising wages, combined with solid growth in retail sales and personal disposable income indicate that the consumer is healthy.

    U.S. personal consumption expenditures on laundry and drycleaning services increased by 4.4 percent in the 12 months through July to $12.681 billion. Growth in expenditures is expected to accelerate through the end of 2016, and the expenditures are expected to rise through 2018. This bodes well for [laundry owners], as this suggests rising activity at [self-service laundry] facilities through 2018.

    U.S. textiles and products production, a six-month leading indicator to expenditures, are suggesting that the expenditures will rise through at least early 2018.

    Consumers are gaining spending power with disposable income up 3 percent in the 12 months through July, compared to the year-ago level. The rise in disposable income supports our expectations that growth in U.S. laundry and drycleaning expenditures will persist moving into 2017.

    Be prepared for increased activity through 2018. Make sure that there are enough machines available to avoid capacity constraints and that facilities are optimized to attract customers.

    The report also suggests a number of management objectives for owners in Phase B of the business cycle. They include:

    •    Ensuring quality control to keep pace with increasing volume.

    •    Investing in workforce development – hiring, training and retention.

    •    Maximizing profit margins through differentiation.

    •    Communicating competitive advantages and building your brand.

    •    Researching rates in your area and increasing vend prices accordingly.

    •    Spinning off unprofitable stores.

    “Before you assume that our industry is unique and doesn’t track with the general U.S. economy, think again,” Rhodes suggested. “When we overlaid my company’s sales with charts for personal consumption and industrial production, our sales moved in tandem, almost perfectly. Ignore this data at your own peril.”  

  • Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry Awarded Red Carpet Service Excellence Award….Again.

    logo-redcarpetserviceTexas Coin and Commercial Laundry, Dallas, Texas, was recently recognized as winner of the Red Carpet Service® Excellence Award from Maytag® Commercial Laundry at the company’s 57th Annual Meeting. The award acknowledges excellence in service and dependability as characterized by the Maytag® Commercial Laundry brand.

    The Red Carpet Service® Award was established by Fred Maytag II as an effort to honor customers who could excel under the stringent criteria of service response time, customer comments, loyalty and service etiquette, and a commitment to the company by continually engaging in Red Carpet Service® training courses. The award symbolizes the honor that is concurrent with the roll out of a red carpet.

    This marks the fourth year in a row, that Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry has been recognized by Maytag® Commercial Laundry.

  • The Best Front-Load Washer in the Market!

    The new Maytag® Commercial Laundry Single-Load, Front-Load Washer is here, and it’s making a big statement about laundry. Powered by an enhanced drive system, the high-efficiency machine, which uses approximately 10.71 gallons of water per cycle, delivers great dependability and cements Maytag® Commercial Laundry as an unremitting leader in the marketplace.

    “The machine’s enhancements help deliver outstanding efficiency, qualifying it for the ENERGY STAR® designation and making it an ideal choice for owners and route operators looking to boost their bottom line,” said Trey Northrup, general manager of Maytag® Commercial Laundry. “We are dedicated to manufacturing innovative products that deliver unmatched user experience, and this machine does just that.”

    The machine’s winning performance and reliability exceed industry demands. Top innovations include:

    • Advanced Spin Technology That Offers Excellent Wash Performance - Advanced Spin Technology combined with the machine’s six-point suspension, accelerometer, progressive spin logic and pump routine, delivers more accurate cycle times* and offers better unbalanced performance** for a variety of load types.
    • DuraCore Drive System, Which Increases Longevity of Machine - A watertight, flexible, triple-lip seal with garter springs keeps moisture away from the shaft, protecting its premium bearings, while the durable shaft sleeve is designed to eliminate shaft wear. These improvements, along with a die-cast trunnion, result in more turns over the life of the washer.
    • Intelligent Controls with M-Series Technology*** That Provide Flexibility - The enhanced controls allow customized setup, meaning each cycle and option can be priced individually, while customers have the ability to select a preferred cycle option based on individual needs—delivering powerful profits for owners and wash-cycle flexibility for customers. And, with Maytag Connect 360° ™ technology, owners are offered flexibility to improve their business by receiving real-time machine diagnostics, as well as remotely setting cycle pricing via the cloud.

    Outside of a seamless customer experience, the washer is also aesthetically pleasing. Badged with the iconic, all-metal Maytag® Commercial Laundry shield, the fascia’s integrated buttons improve cleanability and visual appeal, while the matte-black console finish resists abrasion—further enhancing the machine’s durability.

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    Built in Clyde, Ohio, the machine is backed by a five-year limited warranty, which is inclusive of all parts.

     

  • Maytag MHN33 - Front Load Washer is Here!!!

    It is here!!!  Maytag's state of the art front load washer is available.  Give your friends at Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry a call at 214-634-2080 to find out all the great features of this new machine.

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  • ESD Masterlink System

    Eliminate vandalism and the time consuming need to collect money.  The Village Apartments- part of Lincoln Properties has installed the ESD Masterlink system that lets tenants pay with their debit/credit card.  Easy to track… all on line,  and stored in the Cloud.  Funds are deposited into your account in 24 hours.  Ask us how we can help you find a better laundry solution for your multi housing needs.

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  • Texas Coin adds Irving Apartment Complex to Managed Laundry

    Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry has been chosen by the Villas de Estancia in Irving to manage their laundry facility. Let Texas Coin help you get your laundry room under control. Learn more at:http://www.txcoinlaundry.com/multi-ho…/managed-laundry-rooms

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  • Speed Queen-Alliance Laundry Systems Parts Now Available

    Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry is proud to announce that we are now a Speed Queen and Alliance Laundry Systems parts provider.  Visit our parts section at: www.txcoinlaundry.com or call us at 214-634-2080 for your parts needs.

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