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Girbau North America welcomes Muzi Sitshela

August 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently welcomed Muzi Sitshela, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., as inside sales associate.Read More

Girbau North America welcomes Amanda Hron

August 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently welcomed Amanda Hron, of Oshkosh, Wis., as customer experience administrative coordinator. Read More

Lavanett receives GNA’s 2021 Canadian Distributor of the Year award

April 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently recognized Lavanett, in St. Laurent, Quebec, with its second consecutive Canadian Distributor of the Year award. Read More

Fowler Laundry Solutions named GNA’s 2021 Multi-Housing Laundry Distributor of the Year

April 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Fowler Laundry Solutions (Fowler), in Union, N.J., recently received its seventh consecutive Girbau North America (GNA) Multi-Housing Distributor of the Year Award for outstanding service, sales and support in the multi-housing laundry market. Read More

Aadvantage receives GNA’s 2021 On-Premise Distributor of the Year Award

April 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Aadvantage Laundry Systems (Aadvantage), in Garland, Texas, recently received Girbau North America’s (GNA) second consecutive On-Premise Laundry Distributor of the Year Award for outstanding sales and service performance within the on-premise laundry market. Read More

Laundry Systems of Tennessee receives 2021 GI Business Partner of the Year Award

April 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau Industrial (GI) recently recognized Laundry Systems of Tennessee (Laundry Systems), in Sevierville, Tenn., with the 2021 GI Business Partner of the Year award. Laundry Systems received the award for outstanding sales, technical knowledge and support of GI laundry systems, according to Joel Jorgensen, Girbau North America (GNA) vice president of sales. Read More

Panaram named GNA’s 2021 Business Partner of the Year

April 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Panaram International Trading Co. (Panaram), in Bellville, N.J., recently received the 2021 GNA Business Partner of the Year Award for superior sales and service performance within the carwash industry. Panaram, founded by Ira A. Feinberg in 1971 and now headed by his daughter, Juliette Silver, is a women-owned business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBEC). Read More

Girbau North America welcomes military veteran Roberts

April 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently welcomed military service veteran James Roberts, of Omro, Wis., as service support technician. Read More

GNA receives 2021 gold ‘G’ award for exceptional performance

March 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America received a 2021 exceptional performance award – a gold “G” – from parent company, Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau), headquartered in Vic, Spain. Girbau President Serge Joris presented the award to GNA President Mike Floyd during GNA's weeklong sales meeting, held in Oshkosh, Wis Read More

Laura Ebben joins Girbau North America's finance team

February 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently welcomed Laura Ebben as staff accountant. Ebben brings a cumulative 14 years of office management, accounting and customer service experience to the role. Read More

Caryn Elliott joins Girbau North America

February 2022 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Caryn Elliott, of Oshkosh, Wis., recently joined Girbau North America (GNA) as shipping & receiving specialist. Read More

Girbau North America welcomes Delaney, Murkley and Novak

October 2021 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently welcomed new team members, including Dylan Delaney, of Kaukauna, as accounting assistant; Alivia Murkley, of Berlin, Wis., as customer experience administrative coordinator; and Sabrina Novak, of Ripon, Wis., as parts and warehouse specialist. Read More

Girbau North America hires Melissa Kuhn

September 2021 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Girbau North America (GNA) recently welcomed Melissa Kuhn as digital marketing manager. Kuhn, of Stockbridge, Wis., brings more than 9 years of marketing and digital marketing experience to the company. In her new role, she plans and executes GNA's digital marketing and advertising strategies and social media campaigns. Read More

Fowler, Sunshine Sales, Lavanett and Laundry Systems named GNA 2020 Distributors of the Year

March 2021 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.--Girbau North America (GNA) recently recognized several distributors for outstanding sales and service in 2020. Fowler Laundry Solutions (Fowler), in Union, N.J., received the Vended Laundry and Multi-Housing Distributor of the Year awards; Sunshine Sales, in Glendale, Ariz., earned the On-Premise Laundry Distributor of the Year award; Lavanett, in St. Laurent, Quebec, received the Canadian Distributor of the Year award; and Laundry Systems of Tennessee (Laundry Systems), in Sevierville, Tenn., earned the Girbau Industrial Distributor of the Year Award.Read More

New Continental ProfitPlus® Control upgrade kit features extra ‘Sanitize’ option

February 2021 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.--Continental Girbau® (Continental) recently introduced a ProfitPlus® Control upgrade kit for vended Continental washer-extractors manufactured after 2009. In addition to “extra” cycle options including Extra Wash and Extra Spin, it showcases a new “Extra Sanitize” option that allows storeowners to easily add functionality for sanitization of laundry loads, and to monetize that cycle selection. In doing so, whenever a customer selects the “Sanitize” option, an owner-specified cost is added to overall vend price. This market-unique upgrade kit will immediately grow store revenue and help ensure customer/staff safety during a time when it’s needed most, according to Continental Girbau Vice President of Sales Joel Jorgensen.Read More

Girbau North America welcomes Tyler Willman as regional sales manager in training

August 2020 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Tyler Willman, of Oshkosh, Wis., recently joined Girbau North America (GNA) as regional sales manager in training. In this training role, he is immersed in all aspects of GNA's internal departments, including shipping and receiving, parts, technical services, customer care, lead fulfillment and sales. His responsibilities include daily interface with end-user lead inquiries, distributer lead fulfillment and service request follow-up, among many others. This position ultimately leads into a regional sales manager role. Read More

Girbau North America introduces innovative solution to ensure laundry disinfection

June 2020 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Girbau North America (GNA) recently developed and released the Covid-19 Disinfection Monitoring Package (DMP), a module that works in concert with Sapphire laundry management software to monitor and verify disinfection of washed textiles. Read More

Meerdink promoted to Girbau North America accounting associate

October 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Girbau North America (GNA) recently promoted Grant Meerdink, of Appleton, Wis., to accounting associate. He joined GNA in 2018 as consumer financing associate. Read More

Girbau North America announces 2018 Distributor of the Year awards

July 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Girbau North America (GNA) — with brands including Girbau Industrial, Continental Girbau®, Sports Laundry Systems®, Poseidon Textile Care Systems®, Express Laundry Centers® and OnePress Ironers® — recently recognized several distributors for outstanding sales and service.Read More

Girbau North America enjoys successful ‘Clean’ in all markets

June 2019 | Download Article

At “Clean ’19”, Girbau North America (GNA) showcased its comprehensive offering of vended, commercial and industrial laundry equipment, solutions and innovations, according to President Mike Floyd. Read More

Continental Girbau Inc. changes company name to Girbau North America

June 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Continental Girbau Inc. recently changed its name to Girbau North America (GNA), according to President Mike Floyd. Spearheaded by Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau) — the parent company of the North American subsidiary — the name change to Girbau North America. provides a clearer representation of the company and its brands, he said. Read More

Continental ‘Opportunities’ presentation and reception kicks off Clean ’19

June 2019 | Download Article

New Orleans — Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) kicked off the laundry industry’s largest trade show — Clean ’19 — with a presentation and reception for Continental customers, distributors and business partners. Read More

Continental welcomes new team members in accounting and parts departments

April 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently welcomed Geanie Wilson, of Redgranite, Wis., as shipping receiving specialist; and Joanne Wilson, of Fond du Lac, Wis., as accounting assistant.Read More

Continental recognizes Gadzinski, Kuffel and Washebek for 15 years of service

April 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.—Wis.—Three Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) team members were recently recognized for 15 years of service, including Senior Technical Support Specialist Neal Gadzinski, Finance Services Manager & International Sales Manager Pam Kuffel and Customer Experience Specialist II Karen Washebek.Read More

Continental unleashes new 70-pound E-Series soft-mount washer

February 2019 | Download Article

Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the new 70-pound capacity E-Series® Washer-Extractor (EH070) to its lineup of high-performance soft-mount washers. Engineered to catapult laundry productivity and simultaneously lower dry time, labor hours and utility consumption, it delivers highly programmable controls, unrivaled efficiency and up to 405 G-force extract speeds for more production per linear foot.Read More

Continental partners with Washington Automated

January 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with Washington Automated Inc. (Washington Automated), a full-service laundry equipment distributor in Everett, Wash. Washington Automated, a 50-year-old distributor, now provides Continental’s comprehensive offering of on-premise and industrial laundry equipment throughout Washington, Oregan and northern Idaho.Read More

AFG application period open until Oct. 26. Apply today for new Continental gear washers/dryers

September 2018 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.—The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program’s open application period extends until 5 p.m. EST, Friday, Oct. 26. AFG funds are used by fire departments across the country to purchase equipment needed to enhance firefighter and public safety. Each year, many U.S. fire departments receive AFG funding to purchase new Continental ExpressWash Washers and ExpressDry Gear Dryers.Read More

Continental introduces Compact Laundry Solution for greater PPOH & production per square foot

May 2018 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.——Laundries often struggle to meet throughput goals, especially when laundry-production space is tight,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) vice president of sales. —That's why Continental developed the Compact Laundry Solution. It's a space-saving equipment combination that delivers 21 percent more wash/dry/fold production per square foot when compared with other equipment offerings on the market,” he said. Read More