Understanding the Behind-the-Scenes Business of Industrial Laundry with Barb Herman

September 10, 2019

Understanding the Behind-the-Scenes Business of Industrial Laundry with Barb Herman

Barb Herman is SanMar’s director of channel sales, and for the majority of her career, she has focused on the “biggest little industry you’ve never heard of” — industrial laundry.

In this episode, Barb explains what makes industrial uniforms durable yet stylish and discusses the important role that industrial laundry and uniforming services play as they work behind the scenes to support businesses that impact our everyday lives.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE

  • Barb explains how industrial laundry has been a part of her life since high school.
  • If you want an idea of how big a business industrial uniforms are, just check out its fleet of trucks.
  • Examine how industrial laundry delivery is a relationship-based business.
  • The wide range of products that industrial laundry services deliver to businesses.
  • How industrial laundry is one of the last “blue collar cool” services and is very important for certain employment demographics.
  • What SanMar does to make its industrial laundry (IL) uniforms both appealing and durable.
  • What we do to stay fashionable while our apparel remains functional.
  • The industry’s methods for making a sustainable product.
QUOTES
  • “There’s no such thing as a textile emergency — even though we all feel that way many days.”
  • “The industrial laundry industry’s kind of credited with keeping people safe, looking good and keeping people feeling good about going to work every day.”
  • “It’s an incredible story for the environment; it’s a great story for public safety and employees.”
  • “You just know you look good because somebody did their job.”
  • “They’re the hidden business that helps business run.”
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