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Continental partners with Commercial Laundry Systems of the Rockies

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Commercial Laundry Systems of the Rockies

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with Commercial Laundry Systems of the Rockies, in Johnstown, Colo., to provide on-premise laundry equipment throughout Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. As a result, the company will represent Continental’s complete line of on-premise washer-extractors, drying tumblers and ironers... Read More

Continental welcomes Commercial Laundry Systems of the Rockies and T & L Equipment Co.

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T&L Equipment Co.

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new vended laundry distributors – Commercial Laundry Systems of the Rockies, in Johnstown, Colo., and T&L Equipment Co. Inc. (T&L Equipment), in Charlotte, N.C. Both companies will represent the ExpressWash®, ExpressDry®, L-Series Washer, G-Flex Washer, Econ-O-Wash, Econ-ODry, and LG Platinum Washer/Dryer lines; as well as the Express Laundry Center® brand... Read More

AFG grants often cover cost of Continental gear washers/dryers

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AFG Grant Program

Oshkosh, Wis.--The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program open application period is coming soon. Many fire departments nationally use AFG funds to purchase Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash® Washers and ExpressDry® Gear Dryers. Using this equipment, fire departments can properly clean and dry soiled turnout gear – returning it to service sooner. “By properly cleaning protective apparel, gear lasts longer and firefighters aren’t exposed to the hazardous chemicals found in soiled gear,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services... Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. hosted 20th anniversary celebration, Sept. 23-24

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Continental Girbau Inc. 20th Anniversary Celebration

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently held a two-day celebration marking its 20th year in business. Formed in 1995 as Girbau S.A.’s North American subsidiary, Continental has grown to become an industry-leading provider of on-premise, vended and industrial laundry solutions, according to Continental President Mike Floyd... Read More

Continental partners with Atlantic Laundry Equipment and The Laundry Shop

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Continental partners with Atlantic Laundry Equipment and The Laundry Shop

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new on-premise laundry distributors – Atlantic Laundry Equipment, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The Laundry Shop, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Both companies will represent the Continental ESeries, L-Series, G-Flex and LG Washer lines; Pro-Series II and LG Dryer lines; and the Continental feeder, ironer, folder and stacker lines... Read More

Continental partners with Atlantic Laundry Equipment and The Laundry Shop

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Continental partners with Atlantic Laundry Equipment and The Laundry Shop

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new vended laundry distributors – Atlantic Laundry Equipment, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The Laundry Shop, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Both companies will represent the ExpressWash®, ExpressDry®, L-Series Washer, G-Flex Washer, Econ-O-Wash, Econ-O-Dry, and LG Platinum Washer/Dryer lines; as well as the Express Laundry Center® brand... Read More

Continental Creative Services debuts new website and logo

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Continetnal CCS New Website

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Creative Services (CCS) – a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations company, recently debuted its new logo and mobile-friendly website. The site is content rich, simple to navigate, graphically pleasing and search engine optimized, according to Marketing Communications Director Tari Martin... Read More

Wesley Kraemer promoted to Continental regional manager

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Wesley Kraemer

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently promoted Wesley Kraemer, of Ripon, Wis., to regional sales manager – Central U.S... Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. names 2014 Distributors of the Year

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Fowler Equipment Co. 2014 Distributors of the Year

Oshkosh, Wis.— Fowler Equipment Co. (Fowler), in Bloomfield, N.J., recently received Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) 2014 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market. Simultaneously, Coronet Equipment (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and distribution in both the vended and onpremise laundry markets, while Darling’s Sales & Service Co., in Blaine, Minn., earned Continental’s On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award... Read More

Continental names 2014 Distributors of the Year

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Fowler Equipment Co. 2014 Distributors of the Year

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Fowler Equipment Co. (Fowler), in Bloomfield, N.J., recently received Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) 2014 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market. Simultaneously, Coronet Equipment (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and distribution in both the vended and onpremise laundry markets... Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. names 2014 Distributors of the Year

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Coronet 2014 Distributors of the Year

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently recognized two distributors for outstanding on-premise laundry sales and service. Coronet Equipment LTD (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year Award, while Darling’s Sales & Service Co., in Blaine, Minn., earned Continental’s On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award... Read More

Laundry Plus earns Continental's Business Partner of the Year award

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New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

Oshkosh, Wis. – Laundry Plus – a commercial laundry in Bradenton, Fla. – is the recent recipient of Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) 2014 Business Partner of the Year award. During the past four years, Laundry Plus – owned by Rick Rone – has invested wholeheartedly in Continental and Girbau Industrial (GI) branded laundry solutions, while assisting and nurturing new Continental and GI investors... Read More

Continental debuts 70-pound cap. G-Flex Washer-Extractor

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Continental debuts 70-pound g-flex washer-extractor

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the new 70-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The GFlex line now includes 40-, 55-, and 70-pound capacity models... Read More

Continental unleashes new 70-pound capacity G-Flex Washer

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Continental debuts 70-pound g-flex washer-extractor

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the new 70-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The GFlex line – featuring 40-, 55-, and 70-pound capacity models – boasts the ProfitPlus® Control, serial communication and programmable extract speeds up to 200 G-force... Read More

Continental debuts new E-Series 60-pound capacity washer

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Continental debuts 60-pound E-Series washer-extractor

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the 60-pound capacity E-Series Washer to its comprehensive line of soft-mount, high-speed washers engineered to catapult laundry productivity while curbing dry time, labor hours and utility consumption. The E-Series line now features 20-, 30-, 40-, 60-, 90-, 130- and 255-pound capacity models, all of which feature highly programmable controls... Read More

Continental debuts new ExpressWash® 60-pound capacity washer

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Continental debuts 60-pound ExpressWash washer-extractor

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the 60-pound capacity ExpressWash® Washer to its comprehensive line of freestanding, high-speed washers engineered to cut dry time and utility consumption. The ExpressWash line now features 20-, 30-, 40-, 60- and 90-pound capacity models – all equipped with the advanced ProfitPlus® Control... Read More

Continental's 'Clean Show' debuted new brands and products

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Continenatl's Clean Show debuted new brands and products

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) presence at “Clean ’15” was the company’s most global, interactive and product rich in history, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services... Read More

Continental's 'Clean Show' best yet

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Continenatl's Clean Show best yet

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) presence at “Clean ’15” was the company’s most global, interactive and product rich in history, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services... Read More

Continental welcomes new on-premise laundry distributors

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Continental welcomes new on-premise laundry distributors

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new distributors – Equipment Marketers, in Cherry Hill, N.J and Taylor Houseman in Pittsburg, Calif. As Continental on-premise laundry distributors, they will represent Continental’s complete lineup of washers, dryers, feeders, ironers, folders and stackers... Read More

Continental 'Clean Show' booths to showcase new products, specials and promotions

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New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) presence at “Clean ’15” will be more global, interactive, personal and product-rich than ever, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services. Booth 3119 is dedicated to on-premise and industrial laundry, while booth 3111 is vended-laundry focused. Visitors, according to Jorgensen, will enjoy product and financing promotions, as well as personal interaction with factory personnel, end-users and distributors... Read More

Continental 'Clean Show' booths to showcase new products, specials and promotions

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New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) presence at “Clean ’15” will be more global, interactive, personal and product-rich than ever, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services. Booth 3111 is dedicated to vended laundries, while booth 3119 is focused on industrial and on-premise laundries. Visitors, according to Jorgensen, will enjoy product and financing promotions, as well as personal interaction with factory personnel, end-users and distributors... Read More

Continental Creative Services celebrates 10th anniversary

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Continental Creative Services celebrates 10th anniversary

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Creative Services (CCS) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015. A subsidiary of Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental), CCS is a marketing communications company that provides cost-effective marketing, advertising and public relations services to Continental distributors and their customers... Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary

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Continental Girbau Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary

Oshkosh, WI--Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. Established in 1995 as the North American subsidiary of Girbau S.A. (Girbau), headquartered in Vic, Spain, Continental provides laundry equipment and systems to vended, onpremise and industrial laundries in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean... Read More

Continental announces Express Laundry Center openings in U.S.

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Continental announces Express Laundry Center openings in U.S.

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently announced the opening of several new Express Laundry Centers™ across the United States. The Express Laundry Center brand, developed by Continental, is a turnkey vended laundry solution that teams freestanding high-speed equipment with branded services, marketing assistance and management support. Express Laundry Centers offer a 60-minute wash/dry/fold, quick customer turnover and low utilities... Read More

Continental hosts Max Sacks sales training

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Continental hosts Max Sacks sales training

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently hosted Max Sacks Intl. sales training at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis. The three-day workshop, “Track Selling System: The Complete Selling Process,” engaged Continental distributors and sales representatives... Read More

Continental publishes Vended Laundry Development Guide

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Continental publishes Vended Laundry Development Guide

Oshkosh, WI—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently published a Vended Laundry Development Guide for vended laundry investors and shopping center owners. It is available free by contacting Continental at 800-256-1073... Read More

Continental ExpressDry™ Special Ops Gear Dryer with removable boot tree

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Continental ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer with removable boot tree

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc.’s ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer is equipped with 12 utility drying ports and four invertible stickmen drying stations to quickly and safely dry protective gear and apparatuses used for firefighting and special operations, such as swift water, ice and dive rescues. Constructed for ease of assembly and mobility, the ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer also offers an optional boot tree capable of drying up to four pairs of soaked boots per “tree station” in just 60 minutes... Read More

Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for on-premise laundries

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Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for on-premise laundries

Oshkosh, Wis.— Following 60 years of hard-mount washer development and innovation, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently released its most advanced hard-mount washer line yet. The new G-Flex Washer-Extractors generate extract speeds of up to 200 G-force, offer a highly programmable control, and deliver superior results using less water and energy. Available in 40- and 55-pound capacitites, G-Flex Washers also deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force... Read More

Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for vended laundries

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Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for vended laundries

Oshkosh, Wis.—Following 60 years of hard-mount washer development and innovation, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently released its most advanced hard-mount washer line yet. The new G-Flex Washer-Extractors generate extract speeds up to 200 G-force, offer the highly programmable ProfitPlus™ Control, and deliver superior results using less water and energy. Available in 40- and 55-pound capacitites, G-Flex Washers also deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force... Read More

Continental releases new G-Flex Washer-Extractors for fire departments

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Continental releases new G-Flex Washer Extractors for fire departments

Oshkosh, Wis.— Following 60 years of hard-mount washer development and innovation, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently released its most advanced hard-mount washer line yet. The new G-Flex Washer-Extractors offer superior energy-efficiency, a highly programmable control and deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force. Available in 40- and 55-pound capacitites, G-Flex Washers are perfectly suited for properly cleaning turnout gear according to NFPA guidelines... Read More

Continental debuts PC-80 Flatwork Ironer

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Continental debuts PC-80 Flatwork Ironers

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently introduced the PC-80 Flatwork Ironer to its comprehensive ironer offering. The PC-80 – available in 118-, 130- and 138-inch finishing widths – features a single 32-inch diameter roll, delivers up to 93 percent energyefficiency, produces ironing speeds up to 147 ft./min, and offers optional GHelp remote diagnostics. Models are available in natural gas, steam or thermal oil... Read More

Continental gear washers/dryers qualify for AFG grants; application period opens soon.

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Continental gear washers/dryers qualify for AFG grants

Oshkosh, Wis.--The application period for the 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is expected to open soon (www.fema.gov). This means fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers... Read More

Continental to host Factory Service Tech School, Aug. 11-13

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Continental to host Factory Service Tech School

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) will hold a Factory Service Tech School, Monday, Aug. 11 through Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Continental’s headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis. The free training event – open to technicians of Continental on-premise and vended laundry equipment – will focus on diagnostics, trouble shooting and repair of Continental products, including E-Series Washer-Extractors and Express Heated-Roll Ironers... Read More

Continental to host regional service school, Sept. 16-18

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Continental to host Factory Service Tech School

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) will host an Eastern Regional Service School, Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Thursday, Sept. 18, at Giovanna’s Italian Kitchen, in East Point, Ga. The Continental factory training event, which is free to participants, will be separated into different sessions focused on helping participants avoid common troubleshooting, programming and installation errors, as well as the maintenance and repair of Continental laundry equipment... Read More

Continental unleashes the ProfitPlus™ Income Acceleration Kit

Improves profitableility and control functions of older model washers

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Continental unleashes the ProfitPlus Income Acceleration Kit

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) just released the ProfitPlus™ Income Acceleration Kit for older model Continental ExpressWash (EH), MG- and EM-Series vended washers. Installed in 10-15 minutes, the kit replaces a washer’s old control with the new ProfitPlus Control. The result is significantly enhanced washer programmability and efficiency, as well as elevated store profitability... Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. names 2013 Distributors of the Year

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Continental Girbau Inc. names 2013 Distributors of the Year

Oshkosh, Wis.--During Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) recent Profit Symposium, several distributors received awards for outstanding laundry equipment distribution and customer support. Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment S.E., LLC (Wholesale), in Southside, Ala., received the U.S.A. Distributor of the Year Award, while Coronet Equipment LTD (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, earned the Canadian Distributor of the Year. Both distributorships were recognized for superior results in on-premise and vended laundry sales and service. Additionally, Darling Sales & Service, in Blaine, Minn., received the On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award for continued excellence in on-premise laundry sales, service and support... Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. names 2013 Distributors of the Year

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Continental Girbau Inc. names 2013 Distributors of the Year

Oshkosh, Wis.--During Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) recent Profit Symposium, several distributors received awards for outstanding laundry equipment distribution and customer support. Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment S.E., LLC (Wholesale), in Southside, Ala., received the U.S.A. Distributor of the Year Award, while Coronet Equipment LTD (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year. Both distributorships were recognized for superior results in vended and on-premise laundry sales and service. Additionally, Elite Business Investments Corp., in Van Nuys, Calif., earned the Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year Award for excellence in vended laundry sales... Read More

Continental unleashes most powerful coin control yet – ProfitPlus™

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Continental unleashes most powerful coin control yet - ProfitPlus

Oshkosh, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) just unleashed the new ProfitPlus™ vended control —now standard on all ExpressWash™, MG- and M-Series Washer-Extractors. The new control is greatly enhanced over Continental’s previous vended control, which was among the industry’s most flexible, according to Continental Vice President Joel Jorgensen. The ProfitPlus Control is also available as an upgrade kit for older model ExpressWash, MG- and M-Series Washers... Read More

Highly Programmable ExpressWash™ Washers critical for protective fabrics

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Highly Programmable ExpressWash Washers critical for protective fabrics

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental ExpressWash™ Washers properly clean firefighter protective gear according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and gear manufacturer guidelines. Because ExpressWash Washers are highly programmable, they not only properly clean todayʼs protective fabrics, they will properly clean future fabrics yet to be introduced... Read More

Mike Floyd elected chairman of Oshkosh Center

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Mike Floyd elected chairman of Oshkosh Center

Oshkosh, Wis.— Mike Floyd, president of Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental), was recently named chairman of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Board). Elected by the Board, Floyd will serve a one-year term. He has been an active member of the Board for three years... Read More

AFG application opens soon; ExpressWash and ExpressDry laundry equipment may qualify

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AFG application opens soon; ExpressWash and ExpressDry laundry equipment may qualify

Oshkosh, Wis.-- The application period for the 2013 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program is expected to open this fall (www.fema.gov). This means fire departments can soon apply for grant dollars to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers... Read More

Continental Girbau 'green' commercial laundry products

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Continental Girbau 'green' commercial laundry products

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) provides commercial and industrial laundry products throughout North America. Engineered for the vended, on-premise and industrial laundry markets, Continental products are manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner, according to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standards, and deliver superior energy-efficiency, quality and productivity... Read More

Express Laundry Center™ celebrates 15 years; Industry celebrates 15 years of '60-minute wash & dry'

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Express Laundry Center celebrates 15 years; Industry celebrates 15 years of '60-minute wash&dry'

Oshkosh, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) Express Laundry Center™ brand recently celebrated its 15th birthday. A turnkey vended laundry solution, Express Laundry Center™ is a complete store concept and brand touting high-speed Continental ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry Dryers; a 60-minute wash and dry; marketing services and products, including signage, brochures, websites, direct mail and ads; branded services such as Load & Leave™ and Fluff & Fold™; as well as operational and employee training manuals... Read More

New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

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New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

Oshkosh, WI—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) displayed its full line-up of vended, on-premise and industrial laundry products during “Clean 2013,” recently held in New Orleans. “We enjoyed great crowds and interest in products offered by Continental, Girbau Industrial and the Girbau Group,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales. “We interfaced with business partners and new prospects from multiple market segments, and with laundries generating anywhere from 20 to 3,000 pounds of hourly production.”.. Read More

Continental showcases Express Laundry Center™ at Clean 2013

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New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

Oshkosh, WI—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) displayed its full line-up of vended, on-premise and industrial laundry products during “Clean 2013,” recently held in New Orleans. “We enjoyed great crowds and interest in products offered by Continental, Girbau Industrial and the Girbau Group,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales. “We interfaced closely with vended laundry investors and storeowners interested in the Continental Express Laundry Center™ concept and brand.”.. Read More

Continental reveals 2012 On-Premise Laundry Distributor of the Year and Girbau Industrial Distributor of the Year awards

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Continental reveals 2012 On-Premise Laundry Distributor of the Year and Girbau Industrial Distributor of the Year awards

Oshkosh, Wis.— Americare Systems, in Bloomfield, N.J., recently received Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) 2012 On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the on-premise laundry market. Simultaneously, Coronet Equipment (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, was named the Canadian Distributor of the Year and Girbau Industrial Laundry Distributor of the Year. Coronet is recognized for sales and distribution success in multiple markets, including vended, on-premise and industrial... Read More

Continental reveals 2012 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

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Continental reveals 2012 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

Oshkosh, Wis.— Fowler Equipment Co. (Fowler), in Bloomfield, N.J., recently received Continental Girbau Inc.’s (Continental) 2012 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market. Simultaneously, Coronet Equipment (Coronet), in Edmonton, Alberta, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and distribution in both the vended and onpremise laundry markets... Read More

New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

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New Continental and Girbau Industrial brand products debut at Clean 2013

Oshkosh, WI—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) displayed its full line-up of vended, on-premise and industrial laundry products during “Clean 2013,” recently held in New Orleans. “We enjoyed great crowds and interest in products offered by Continental, Girbau Industrial and the Girbau Group,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales. “We interfaced with business partners and new prospects from multiple market segments, and with laundries generating anywhere from 20 to 3,000 pounds of hourly production.”.. Read More

Continental donates commercial washer to Day by Day Warming Shelter

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Continental donates commercial washer to Day by Day Warming Shelter

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental), a manufacturer of commercial and industrial laundry equipment, in Oshkosh, Wis., recently donated a 20-pound capacity E-Series frontload washer to the Day by Day Warming Shelter (Day by Day). “The washer is a Godsend,” said Angie McCarthy, executive director. “Our old washer kept breaking and we put hundreds into repairs. I wanted a commercial washer to handle the 100 plus loads of laundry we do each week.”.. Read More

CG West holds first vended laundry profit symposium

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CG West holds first vended laundry profit symposium

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Continental Girbau West (CG West) recently held its first annual Conference of Champions Profit Symposium – a two-day event with eight guest presenters and content focused on heightening vended laundry profits. More than 200 vended laundry storeowners, managers, investors and vendors attended the symposium, according to Tod Sorensen, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) sales manager – Western U.S. and Canada... Read More

Continental extends ContinentalCare™ vended washer warranty

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Continental extends ContinentalCare vended washer warranty

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently enhanced its manufacturer’s warranty on all vended front-load washers, including ExpressWash, MG-Series, M-Series and L-Series Washer-Extractors. ContinentalCare™ now includes a 10-year key component warranty, 4-year bearing labor warranty, and 3-year limited parts warranty on all other parts, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president... Read More

Highly programmable ExpressWash™ Washers critical for protective fabrics

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Highly programmable ExpressWash Washers critical for protective fabrics

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental ExpressWash™ Washers properly clean firefighter protective gear according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and gear manufacturer guidelines. Because ExpressWash Washers are highly programmable, they not only properly clean todayʼs protective fabrics, they will properly clean future fabrics yet to be introduced... Read More

ExpressDry Vended Tumblers now with reversing option

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ExpressDry Vended Tumblers now with reversing option

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau recently announced that all single-pocket ExpressDry Drying Tumblers are now available with a reversing option. The reversing feature continuously unbinds and untangles laundry items – notably sheets, large blankets and comforters – throughout the course of the dry cycle. “It delivers better drying quality because items are untangled, and thus, dried more evenly without wet areas,” said Continental Vice President Joel Jorgensen. “The reversing also ensures items come out of the dryer with fewer wrinkles in less time, ensuring valuable drying capacity is available for the next paying customer.”.. Read More

Continental Girbau, Girbau Industrial & OnePress Compact 5-in-One Ironing System Debuts

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Continental Girbau, Girbau Industrial & OnePress Compact 5-in-One Ironing System Debuts

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau, Inc. recently released the Compact 5-in-One Ironing System. A space-saving ironer/folder, the Compact processes up to 82-feet-of-linen-per-minute and works seamlessly with an optional feeder, stacker and small-piece accumulator to quickly accomplish feeding, ironing, folding, stacking and accumulating... Read More

Continental introduces Compact 5-in-One Ironing System

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Continental introduces Compact 5-in-One Ironing System

Oshkosh, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. recently unleashed the Compact 5-in-One Ironing System – a space-saving ironer/folder processing up to 50-feet-of-linen-per-minute. Available in 24- and 32-inch diameters, 102- and 130-inch finishing widths, the Continental Compact Series 5-in-One works seamlessly with an optional feeder, stacker and small-piece accumulator to quickly accomplish feeding, ironing, folding, stacking and accumulating. Each model is available in either natural gas or liquid propane heat sources... Read More

Girbau Industrial adds Compact 5-in-One Ironing System – a feeder/ironer/folder/stacker/accumulator

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Girbau Industrial adds Compact 5-in-One

Oshkosh, Wis.— Girbau Industrial (GI) recently introduced the new Compact 5-in-One Ironing System, an industrial machine that automatically feeds, irons, folds, stacks and accumulates. This space-saving system – available in 24-, 32- and 48-inch diameters 102- and 130-inch finishing widths – delivers processing speeds of up to 82-feet-per-minute. The GI Compact 5-in-One works seamlessly with an optional feeder, stacker and small-piece accumulator to quickly accomplish feeding, ironing, folding, stacking and accumulating. Each model is available with natural gas or liquid propane (LP) heat sources... Read More

OnePress introduces Compact 5-in-One Ironing System

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OnePress Compact 5-in-One Ironing System

Oshkosh, Wis.— OnePress recently added the Compact 5-in-One Ironing System to its comprehensive ironer line-up. This new space-saving ironer/folder processes up to 50 feet of linen per minute. Available in 24- and 32-inch diameters, 102- and 130-inch finishing widths, the Compact works seamlessly with an optional feeder, stacker and small-piece accumulator to quickly accomplish feeding, ironing, folding, stacking and accumulating. Each model is available in either natural gas or steam... Read More

Continental E-Series 55-pound capacity washer-extractor available in single-phase

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Continental E-Series 55-pound capacity washer-extractor

Oshkosh, Wis. – Continental Girbau’s E-Series™ 55-pound capacity washer-extractor now offers a single-phase option to meet the needs of most laundry applications. “The single-phase option allows for high-performance machines to be installed at locations with limited utilities – the type of power typically available in older construction or light commercial buildings,” said Continental Vice President Joel Jorgensen... Read More

Continental ExpressWash 55-pound capacity washer-extractor available in single-phase

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ExpressWash 55-pound capacity washer-extractor

Oshkosh, Wis. – Continental Girbau’s ExpressWash™ 55-pound capacity washer-extractor now offers a single-phase option to meet the needs of most vended laundry applications. “The single-phase option allows for high-performance machines to be installed at locations with limited utilities – the type of power typically available in older construction or light commercial buildings,” said Continental Vice President Joel Jorgensen... Read More

Continental introduces new ExpressDry™ Special Ops Gear Dryer

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Continental ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc.’s new ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer is equipped with 12 utility drying ports and four invertible stickmen drying stations to quickly and safely dry protective gear and apparatuses used for firefighting and special operations, such as swift water, ice and dive rescues. Constructed for ease of assembly and mobility, the new ExpressDry Special Ops Gear Dryer also offers an optional boot tree capable of drying up to four pairs of soaked boots per “tree station” in just 60 minutes... Read More

The Soft-mount Washer – When You're Tight on Space and Light on Foundation

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The Soft-mount Washer

Oshkosh, WI—Finding extra space to install an industrial washer isn’t always easy. But, fire departments across the country are squeezing them into truck bays and utility rooms, knowing an in-house industrial washer is critical to keeping gear clean, costs down, and firefighters safe. When space is at a premium, a soft-mount washer-extractor provides a sensible benefit over its hard-mount rival – an easy-to-install freestanding design... Read More

Continental partners with RJ Kool to distribute on-premise laundry products

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Continental partners with RJ Kool

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently partnered with RJ Kool Co. (RJ Kool) – a full-service laundry distributor headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. As a result, RJ Kool now provides Continental products to on-premise laundries throughout Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois... Read More

Continental partners with RJ Kool to distribute vended laundry products

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Continental partners with RJ Kool

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently partnered with RJ Kool Co. (RJ Kool) – a full-service laundry distributor headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. As a result, RJ Kool now provides Continental products to vended laundries throughout Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois... Read More

Continental debuts Express Flatwork Ironer line

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Continental Express Flatwork Ironer

Oshkosh, WI—Continental Girbau Inc. recently unleashed the new Express Flatwork Ironer line, a team of waxless ironers capable of finishing up to 50 feet of linen per minute. Available in 13- and 20-inch roll diameters and up to 125-inch finishing widths, Express Flatwork Ironers boast new conveniences, including significantly enhanced processing speeds; an easily accessible lint cleanout; a wide, metallic feeding tray; reinforced lateral bearings; and multiple heating systems and types... Read More

Andrew 'Bud' Bakker Joins CG West

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Andrew 'Bud' Bakker Joins CG West

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Andrew ‘Bud’ Bakker recently joined Continental Girbau West (CG West), in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., as vice-president of sales. In his new role, Bakker manages and works to grow all vended, on-premise and industrial laundry sales efforts for CG West... Read More

Continental Pro-Series II Dryers enhanced: new controls, moisture sensing technology and added models

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Continental Pro-Series II Dryers

Oshkosh, Wis.– Continental Girbau Inc. recently unleashed significant enhancements to its Pro-Series II Dryer line. First, the entire line offers two new control options – the simple-to-use Dual Digital Control and the highly programmable Microprocessor Control. Second, all Pro-Series II Dryers with microprocessor controls now offer an optional Linen Life Extension (LLE) system— a moisture sensing feature engineered to prevent over-drying, extend linen life and increase energy-efficiency. Finally, electric heating is now available on the 125-pound capacity singlepocket dryer, previously only available in natural gas and steam heated models... Read More

Continental promotes Martin; hires Hull and Anderson

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Continental promotes Martin; hires Hull

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently announced changes to its Marketing and Advertising department. Tari Martin, who joined Continental in 2005 as Continental Creative Services (CCS) graphic designer, was recently promoted to director of marketing communications. Additionally, Jodi Hull and Laura Anderson recently joined Continental as advertising assistant and graphic designer, respectively... Read More

Continental debuts folding & stacking equipment

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Continental folding & stacking equipment

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau Inc. recently introduced a full complement of linen handling equipment, including the FL-LITE multi-lane flatwork folder, the AP-LITE drop stacker, and the FT-LITE drywork folder. Thanks to these new linen handling products, higher-volume laundry facilities, such as casinos, hotels, athletic facilities, healthcare operations and convention centers, can successfully achieve improved productivity and quality, while lowering labor costs... Read More

Continental adds natural gas ironer to Pro-Series Heated-Chest Ironer Line

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Continental Natural Gas Ironer Pro-Series Heated-Chest Ironer

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently introduced the Continental Pro-Series natural gas Heated-Chest Ironer. The new natural gas model – delivering 90 percent efficiency complements the Pro-Series Heated-Chest Ironer line, which also includes steam and thermal fluid models. Offering single-roll configuration and finishing widths of 130 and 138 inches, the Pro-Series natural gas ironers are designed to fit the needs of a variety of high-volume laundry applications... Read More

Continental reveals new Continental Care Warranty Program with expanded 10 year key component warranty

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Continental Care Warranty Program

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau Inc. recently released a more robust Continental Care™ Warranty Program for vended laundry washer-extractors sold on or after April 1, 2011. Under the new Continental Care™ Warranty Program, specified vended laundry products retain Continental’s 3-year limited parts warranty. However, Continental’s previous 5-year warranty on key components – including frame assemblies, inner cylinders, cylinder shafts, bearings and bearing seals – now extends to 10 years, or 25,000 hours of operation, whichever comes first... Read More

Continental announces a "Grand" rebate for large-capacity washers

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Continental Grand rebate

Oshkosh, Wis.--Continental Girbau Inc. recently announced a new large-washer “Grand” rebate promotion. Vended laundry storeowners who purchase a Continental Girbau 75-pound capacity PowerLoad Washer, a 125-pound PowerLoad Plus Washer, or a 90-pound capacity ExpressWash Washer will receive a $1,000 rebate for each qualifying unit purchased between Aug. 1 through Oct.31, 2011... Read More

Continental reveals 2010 Vended Laundry Distributors of the Year awards

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Continental 2010 Distributors of the Year Vended

Oshkosh, Wis.— Daniels Equipment Company (Daniels Equipment), in Auburn, N.H., recently received Continental Girbau’s 2010 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market. This is the third consecutive year Daniels Equipment has claimed the award. Simultaneously, Sparkle Solutions, in Concord, Ontario, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and distribution in both the vended and on-premise laundry markets... Read More

Continental reveals 2010 On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

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Continental 2010 Distributor of the Year On-Premise

Oshkosh, Wis.— Skyline Equipment Inc. (Skyline), in Houston, recently received Continental Girbau’s 2010 On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the on-premise laundry market. This is one of nine years that Skyline has claimed the award. Simultaneously, Sparkle Solutions, in Concord, Ontario, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and distribution in both the vended and on-premise laundry markets... Read More

Continental debuts 200 G-force MG-Series Washers

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Continental debuts 200 G-force MG-Series Washers

Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Girbau recently unleashed the new MG-Series hard-mount washer-extractors, available in 40- and 55-pound capacities. Continental’s highest performing hard-mount washers, MG-Series feature up to 200 G-force extract speeds, superior energyefficiency, advanced programmability, and unrivaled durability... Read More

Winner of Continental Girbau's Oldest Washer Contest announced

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Continental Girbau's Oldest Washer Contest

Oshkosh, Wis.—Coco and Louie Lin, owners of Sunshine Laundry – a vintage, mom-and-pop corner laundry in Philadelphia – are the winners of Continental Girbauʼs Oldest Washer Contest. The contest debuted as part of Continental Girbauʼs 15th anniversary celebration, according to Continental President Mike Floyd... Read More

Selecting the Right Washer-Extractor for Turnout Gear Care

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Turnout Gear Care

Although it’s critical to properly clean soiled turnout gear to prevent the transfer of carcinogens, particulates and biohazards to firefighters, and those they serve, it isn’t easy to determine which washers are most appropriate to do the job. Turnout gear demands specific cleaning care to remove contaminants and prevent fabric damage. Through the use of the right washer-extractor, turnout gear can be properly cleaned – preserving the gear’s protective integrity without damage... Read More

Continental's new Logi Pro Control delivers heightened programmability

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Continental's Logi Pro Control

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently released the highly programmable Logi Pro Control, now available on the 20-pound capacity E-Series Washers and the complete line-up of M-Series Washer-Extractors. The new Logi Pro Control offers up to 25 individually modifiable programs – each with up to 11 baths, including multiple pre-wash, wash and rinse phases. The new Control not only offers high-level programmability, it delivers unique advantages and flexibility to laundries at correctional facilities, vet clinics, fire departments, spas, healthcare facilities, and hotels, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services... Read More

Visit Continental Girbau, Inc. interactive booth 2352 during Clean '11

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Continental Girbau Inc. Clean show 2011

Oshkosh, Wis.— At Clean ’11, in Las Vegas, Continental’s 5,600-square-foot booth (Booth #2352) will display new and existing products from each of the three Continental Girbau Inc. brands – Girbau Industrial, Continental Girbau, and OnePress. Additionally, Continental will offer live demonstrations of the Inteli Control – Continental’s most advanced programmable control ever; and interactive demonstrations of the E-Series Energy Analysis, a comparison tool that allows users to see detailed utility savings between hard-mount and soft-mount washers... Read More

Continental introduces new ExpressDry Gear Dryer for firefighters

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Continental ExpressDry Gear Dryer

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently introduced a new product for safely drying firefighter turnout gear and equipment – the Continental ExpressDry Gear Dryer. Engineered to safely and quickly dry firefighter personal protective equipment, including turnout gear, helmets, gloves, boots, face masks, and self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), the dryer is designed to work in concert with a highly programmable Continental E-Series ExpressWash Washer... Read More

Girbau and Continental Girbau celebrate 15/50 anniversaries

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Continental Girbau 15 year anniversaries

Oshkosh, Wis.— In 2010 and into 2011, Continental Girbau Inc. celebrates its 15th anniversary, as its parent company, Girbau S.A., in Vic, Spain, celebrates its 50th... Read More

Continental Girbau announces Oldest Girbau Washer Contest! Win a free ride to Clean '11

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Continental Girbau Oldest Girbau Washer Conteste

Oshkosh, Wis.— During the celebration of the 15- and 50-year anniversaries of Continental Girbau and Girbau S.A., respectively, Continental is searching for the oldest operating Girbau washer in North America. “We know some very old Girbau washers are out there,” says President Mike Floyd, “and we are rewarding the customer with the oldest washer still in operation and the distributor that finds them.”.. Read More

Continental adds 90-pound washer-extractor to high-efficiency, high-speed E-Series line

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Continental adds 90-pound washer-extractor E-Series line

Oshkosh, Wis. – In response to the vended laundry market’s demand for a large-capacity, high-speed washer, Continental Girbau, Inc. recently introduced the 90-pound capacity ESeries ™ Washer-Extractor. The new washer expands the E-Series product line to include 20-, 30-, 40-, 55- and 90-pound capacity models – all engineered specifically for vended laundry applications... Read More

Continental partners with Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation

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Continental partners with Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation

Oshkosh, Wis.— In a joint venture, Continental Girbau Inc. and Continental distributor Integrity Laundry Solutions, in Walla Walla, Wash., recently donated and installed two 40-pound capacity L-Series Washer-Extractors at the headquarters of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation (Making Memories) – a nonprofit dedicated to granting wishes for Stage IV breast cancer patients and to educating the public about breast cancer prevention. The Foundation’s new industrial washer-extractors are used to clean donated wedding gowns for its Brides Against Breast Cancer fundraising initiative... Read More

Continental adds 90-, 130-, 255-pound washers to high-efficiency, soft-mount E-Series line

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Continental soft-mount E-Series line

Oshkosh, Wis. – Continental Girbau Inc. recently added 90-, 130- and 255-pound capacity washer-extractors to the E-Series™ line. High-speed washers with superior energyefficiency, the E-Series line now features 20-, 30-, 40-, 55-, 90-, 130- and 255-pound capacity OPL models. And, like the rest of the E-Series line, the new 90, 130, and 255 are equipped with a soft-mount design for easy installations and the capability to reach extract speeds of up to 387 G-force... Read More

Continental announces 2009 On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

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Continental announces 2009 On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

Oshkosh, Wis. – Darling Sales and Service, in Blaine, Minn., recently received Continental Girbau’s 2009 On-premise Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor recognizing distributors for exceptional on-premise laundry product, sales, service and support. Simultaneously, Sparkle Solutions of Concord, Ontario, received Continental’s Canadian Distributor of the Year award for distribution excellence in both the on-premise and coin laundry markets... Read More

Continental reveals 2009 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

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Continental reveals 2009 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year awards

Oshkosh, Wis.— Daniels Equipment Company, in Auburn, N.H., recently received Continental Girbau’s 2009 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market. Simultaneously, Sparkle Solutions, in Concord, Ontario, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award for outstanding sales and distribution in both the vended and on-premise laundry markets... Read More

Continental's new Web site debuts

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Continental Girbau Website

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently unveiled a new Web site boasting improved navigation, more client videos, and additional content specific to every potential customer and end user... Read More

Tod Sorensen joins Continental Girbau Inc.

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Tod Sorensen joins Continental Girbau Inc.

Oshkosh, Wis - Tod A. Sorensen, of Neenah, Wis., was recently named Continental Girbau Inc. regional sales manager, responsible for the Western United States and Canada. Sorensen, a veteran sales professional, will work closely with Continental distributors to grow laundry product distribution and sales throughout his territory... Read More