K-Bro Acquires Buanderie CM for $12 million

K-Bro Linen Inc. (“K-Bro” or the “Corporation“) (TSX: KBL) announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Buanderie C.M. Inc. (“C.M.”) for an enterprise value of $12 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis. C.M. is a private laundry and linen operator located in Montréal and serving the healthcare market with annual revenues of approximately $7.3 million.

Learn more of what the acquisition means in INDUSTRY NEWS...


Thinking of Going to TEXCare?

November 6-9, Frankfurt, Germany

Every 4 years, the international industry gathers for TEXCare to share the latest innovations. If you’ve never been to a European show, it’s a bit different from the Clean Show. Yes, there is equipment on display and lots to see and do, but the “taste” of the show is refreshingly different.

You still have time to make plans to attend. There will be 300 exhibitors from 31 countries, as well as thousands of attendees.

Read more in CONFERENCES & EVENTS (scroll down, since events are in date order).


Tingue’s Hurst Retires, Capriles is new CFO

John Hurst
Arnald Capriles

Tingue has announced that 32-year veteran CFO John Hurst retired as of June 1.

His successor is Arnald Capriles, who brings a wealth of experience in international, public and family companies.

Find out more in PEOPLE…


Horsley Promoted to VP of Operations at ALM

Chris Horsley

The Association for Linen Management (ALM) is thrilled to announce the promotion of Christina Horsley to the position of Vice President of Operations. Christina has been an invaluable member of the ALM team since 2012, previously serving as Director of Education and Events.

Get to know her in PEOPLE


JULY FOCUS

You only go where you plan to go

This month we are zeroing in on what sets apart those who are successful and those who fall short: PLANNING. Maybe you feel your company is too small to make a plan, or you’re just too tired after fixing that [insert comment here] press/computer/boiler/dryer one more time. On the other hand, maybe you’re successful and think you’ve got it handled. You might want to think again, either way.

TAKE OUR QUICKIE SURVEY and tell us about your plan. Just takes a minute or so, and we’ll keep your comments 100% anonymous.

JUNE FOCUS

You don’t have a company without people. And they require regular “maintenance” even more than the machines they work on. How are you doing in that area? We’ll be tuning up your people skills this month.

INSTALLMENT 1

The Anxious Employee

Do you notice someone in your plant who is dropping off in productivity, seems to be on the phone a lot, and generally looks unhappy? Signs of anxiety are easy to spot. What’s hard is figuring out what to do. “I’m no counselor!” you may say. And you’re right. That’s why there are resources to help you — and your employee — get back to feeling better.

In this installment, read of the new partnership between Anxiety Canada and TELUS health. It may be just what you’ve both been looking for. Printed in English and French.

READ IT HERE…


INSTALLMENT 2 IN THE SERIES

Listen to Your Gut

Last month, a former employee entered a laundry and shot five people, killing 2 of them outside Philadelphia. Don’t think it can’t happen in your plant. Prepare to protect your people. They’re counting on you.

READ IT HERE…


Where have All the Craftsmen Gone?

Kevin Marois

Thinking about the landscape of dry cleaning and laundry personnel, Kevin has some pointed questions about craftsmen — where they are, why they are necessary, what you can do to bring them back.

READ IT HERE…


Surprise and Delight Your Employees!

Linley McConnell

We often think of ways to surprise and delight our customers, but what about the lifeblood of your organization – your team members! This month, Linley is showcasing how your employees are critical to your business’s success and giving a few simple and easy-to-implement tactics to show your employees that much-deserved appreciation.

READ IT HERE…