Sports Laundry News

Check out the most recent news related to Sports Laundry Systems, MRSA and disinfection. Discover best practices, how to prevent MRSA and the spread of infection, and what other athletic facilities are doing to ensure an efficient laundry operation..

Girbau North America announces 2018 Sports Laundry System® Distributor of the Year

July 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. – Girbau North America (GNA) recently recognized Skyline Equipment, in Houston, as the 2018 Sports Laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year for outstanding sales and support performance within the athletic laundry market. Read More

Sports Laundry Systems® unveils 70-pound capacity soft-mount washer

February 2019 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. – Sports Laundry Systems® (SLS) recently added a 70-pound capacity soft-mount washer (EH070) to its lineup of high-performance washer-extractors. Now SLS offers high-performance soft-mount washers in 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-, 70-, 80- and 90-pound capacities. Read More

Sports Laundry Systems® introduces 80-pound capacity soft-mount washer

November 2017 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.– Sports Laundry Systems® (Sports Laundry Systems) recently added an 80-pound capacity soft-mount model to its line of high-performance washers. With the addition of the 80-pound capacity machine, the line touts 20- to 90-pound capacity models – all with highly programmable controls, superior efficiency, up to 400 G-force extract speeds, and unrivaled productivity. Read More

Q & A: Uniforms and practice gear are costly. How do you clean them for the greatest longevity?

October 2017 | Download Article

Having spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at both the high school and collegiate levels, Steve Leib understands the challenges facing athletic facilities. As a college football coach he has witnessed the struggles of processing athletic laundry and cleaning helmets and pads. Read More

Gauch Distributing offers Sports laundry Systems®

October 2017 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.– Gauch Distributing, in Rensselaer, N.Y., recently took on the Sports Laundry Systems® brand. The full-service laundry equipment distributor now provides Sports Laundry Systems to athletic laundries throughout areas of New York and Western Massachusetts. Read More

Skyline Equipment earns 2016 Sports Laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year Award

July 2017 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.– Skyline Equipment Co. (Skyline), in Houston, was recently named the 2016 Sports Laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year for superior product distribution and support. Read More

Q & A: What's the best way to clean athletic helmets and pads?

July 2017 | Download Article

Having spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at both the high school and collegiate levels, Steve Leib understands the challenges facing athletic facilities. As a college football coach he has witnessed the struggles of processing athletic laundry and cleaning helmets and pads. Read More

Sports Laundry Systems® introduces 33-pound capacity hard-mount washer for athletic laundries

February 2017| Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.– Sports Laundry Systems® (SLS) recently added a 33-pound capacity (4.5 cu.ft.) washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount commercial washer-extractors. SLS’s flexible-speed hard-mount washers, now in 33-, 40-, 55- and 70-pound capacity models, are available for installation at athletic laundries throughout North America. Read More

Sports laundry Systems® introduces G-Flex 70-pound washer extractor

March 2016 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.– Sports Laundry Systems® recently added the new 70-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The G-Flex line now includes 40-, 55-, and 70-pound capacity models. Superior programmability, including G-force, brings premium program and process flexibility to athletic laundries at an affordable price point, according to Steve Leib, national sales manager. Read More

The Cruel Reality of MRSA & Student-Athletes

October 2015 | Download Article

Staph and MRSA outbreaks among student-athletes are a major concern for colleges and universities. Staph bacteria, and MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph, have migrated from hospital settings, where they are commonplace, into locker rooms and athletic facilities – infecting high school, college and professional athletes. Read More

Sports Laundry Systems® introduces new lite ozone system

September 2014 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis.– Sports Laundry Systems® new AFL Ozone Disinfection Unit (AFL) works in concert with high-speed washers and high-performance dryers to properly clean and disinfect athletic laundry. The compact, wall-mounted AFL ozone system is ideal for use with washers up to and including 100 pounds of capacity and laundry with light to medium soil levels. Read More

Integrity Laundry Solutions earns 2013 Sports laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year Award

March 2014 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Integrity Laundry Solutions LLC (Integrity), in Walla Walla, Wash., was recently named the first ever Sports Laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year for superior product distribution and support. Sports Laundry Systems clean and disinfect athletic laundry by eliminating 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and superbugs, including MRSA, in the wash. Read More

Artificial Turf, MRSA & Athlete Infections: Stopping Infections in the Wash

April 2013 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. – “When you put in a turf field, you can use it a lot more,” says Cindy Suess, head softball coach at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh). “But, when you install a turf field, infections and MRSA will be an issue. In warmer months, the temperature of artificial turf reaches more than 100°F, which helps breed bacteria.” Read More

Q & A: What's the best way to wash athletic uniforms and laundry?

April 2013 | Download Article

Having spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at both the high school and collegiate levels, Steve Leib understands the challenges facing athletic facilities. As a college football coach he has witnessed the struggles of processing athletic laundry and the problems associated with bacterial infections among athletes. Read More

Sports Laundry Systems® Debuts Website

November 2012 | Download Article

Oshkosh, Wis. — Sports Laundry Systems recently launched a new website – www.sportslaundrysystems.com — offering critical information about athletic laundry disinfection, productivity and efficiency; the threat of MRSA staph infections among athletes; and real-life case studies and videos supporting Sports Laundry System effectiveness. Read More

Sports Laundry Systems® disinfects and has over 99.9% validated kill of bacteria and superbugs found in soiled laundry

October 2012 | Download Article

Oshkosh, WI — The new Sports Laundry System is engineered to properly clean and disinfect athletic laundry — helping prevent the spread of viruses, superbugs and bacteria, including MRSA, HIV and hepatitis. The System teams freestanding, high-speed washer-extractors with ozone injection and high-performance drying tumblers to perfectly fit athletic laundry production needs. Read More