Laundromat franchise WaveMAX Laundry has announced its 100th development agreement. In addition, the company plans to havemore than 50WaveMAX facilities up and running by 2022. Recent agreements have been signed to bring the brand to New Orleans and Houston, and the franchise has immediate plans to expand into New Mexico and central Florida before the end of the year. Founded in 2012 and franchising since 2017,WaveMAX – based in Jacksonville, Fla. – currently has 18 locations open throughout six states. WaveMAX Announces 100 th Development Deal
CLA, LaundryCares Receive ‘Power of A’ Award
ASAE recently honored the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation with a 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A awards program. This awardwas presented virtually at the ASAE Summit Awards reception on September 30. “On behalf of everyone at the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation, I would like to thank ASAE and the Power of A for recognizing the work of the CLA and its LaundryCares Foundation,” said CLA President and CEO BrianWallace. “The Summit Award is ASAE’s highest
honor, and we are both excited and humbled to be among the handful of associations receiving this award in 2020.” These prestigious awards are part of an overall Power of A campaign, which brings attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels.
GNA Salutes Long-Time Staffers
and Strategic Business Kelly Zabel, and Commercial Technical Service Trainer Gary Clark. Other GNA staff who celebrated service milestones include Sales Manager-Eastern U.S. Ed Ziegler, Director of Operations Andy Davis, and Office Operations Coordinator Julie Zeitlow, with 20 years; Director of Marketing Tari Albright, Girbau Industrial National Sales Manager Seth Willer, and Director of Finance Administration Christine Skupas, with 15 years; and Vice President of Continental Girbau West Tod Sorensen and Sales Manager-Central U.S. Wes Kraemer, with 10 years.
Girbau North America recently recognized more than a dozen employees who have accrued 10 to 25 years of service to the company. “The fact that our employees continue to find our company a favorable career choice lends itself to the idea that our work environment, customer base and philosophies are leading edge,”said GNA President Mike Floyd. “We are grateful to them for their contributions over the years.” Five team members celebrated their 25th year with company, including Floyd, Director of Customer Experience Laurie Kilgore, Manager of Inventory Control and Operations Jay Leitz, Director of HR