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Supporting Jobs and Local Communities: The Story of 1888 Mills

July 1, 2013

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Do you ever wonder where the various products that go into a hotel room are made at?  Although we have become accustomed to purchasing products that are made overseas, we frequently hear stories in the news of poor product construction or unsafe and even potentially dangerous working conditions.

More businesses are turning their attention back to US made goods, and for good reason.  The benefits of purchasing products that are made in the US are considerable:

  • Great quality products that are made in safe and ethical working conditions.
  • Substantially shorter delivery times to aid in sudden outage situations.
  • Supports local communites and the US economy as a whole

One company which has thrived on producing US-made products is 1888 Mills.  Tracing deep roots back to the heritage of textile manufacturing in the United States, 1888 Mills’ Griffin, Georgia towel facilities were started by a group of textile veterans with a goal of making US production a part of global strategy.

While their competitors decided to go “off shore”, 1888 Mills chose to make US manufacturing an integral part of its global plan and they now operate one of the last remaining towel manufacturing plants in the US.

1888 Mills is proud to have over 200 manufacturing jobs at its facilies in Griffin, many of whom have worked in their Griffin, GA plant for decades.  These jobs support families, build schools, provide leadership for the local community, and provide purchasing power needed to fuel the US economy.

In additon to providing quality towels to major retailors, 1888 Mills also manufactures many of the towels used in the hospitality industry.  Their Crown Touch® and Magnificence® towel collections are popular choices among many different hotels.

Please contact us to learn more about the 1888 Mills story!

Why “Ready to Use” Really Means “Ready to Save”

May 24, 2013

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Would you like to save more?

Whether it’s time, cost, or resources, the one thing we all want to do is to save more.  Any opportunity where we can save without compromising is seized upon, and businesses across the globe are responding to their customers by offering them more ways to save.

The hospitality market is no different, and as travelers become more attentive in finding ways to save, so to have hotels.

A large expense for any hotel is linens.  The combined cost of just sheets and towels, for example, can become a large portion of a guest room’s budget, and it certainly pays to look for savings in these categories whenever possible.

“Ready to Use” has become a leading cost-saving initiative for many hotels.  Simply put, these are sheets and towels which can go directly from the box they arrive in to the bed or bath without having to go through an initial laundering.  So how does a hotel save by using these types of linens?  Ask yourself these questions:

  • How much time do housekeepers spend washing every sheet and towel that they unpack over the course of a year?
  • How much water, detergent, and electricity is used in laundering a fresh set of sheets or towels each time, and over the course of a year?

The average cost to wash a pound of laundry can range from $0.30 to $0.35 cents (which does not include the cost of labor or other costs such as keeping the lights on in the laundering facility, etc.).

Just by avoiding the initial laundering of a dozen “Ready to Use,” 17-lb. towels, you can save nearly $6.00!  Now multiply that across all of the sheets and towels that you unpack and launder in a year and the savings quicky grow.

“Ready to Use” sheets and towels can save you a great deal of money, and they’re eco-friendly, too, saving resources that would otherwise be consumed in an initial laundering.

Be sure to check out our wide selection of Ready to Use Towels or Ready to Use Sheets, and get ready to save more!

Safeguard Bedding and Eliminate Bedbugs

November 22, 2011

Prevention is the keybedbugs

Bedbug infestation is on the rise and though treatment costs can run into the thousands, the reputation of your hotel is on the line. If you’ve already experienced bedbug infestations, you know how expensive it is to eradicate them.

Fully encasing mattresses and box springs is the best, most cost effective method to prevent bedbug infestation. bedbug preventionCertified bedbug encasements protect your guests and they protect your investment.

Regularly treat mattresses and frames with bedbug killer. Concentrate on the tufts, folds, and edges of the mattress where bedbugs hide. And don’t forget to spray baseboards, molding, and floorboards—all favorite hiding places.

Already have a problem?

Save your bedding! Encasements are a cost-effective solution when used on already compromised mattresses and box springs because they trap bedbugs and prevent migration to other areas.

Need to dispose of a mattress or box spring?

Use American Hotel Registry brand disposal bags to prevent the spread of bedbugs and keep your property safe and clean during the disposal process.

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