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Continental Girbau intros 450G Genius Series Vended Washers with industry’s largest touchscreen and customer interface

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Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Continental Girbau recently introduced the Genius Series Washer line – its best washer series ever – in 23-, 30-, 45-, 60-, 70- and 80-pound capacities. Genius Series Washers feature a host of performance, customer and store owner features and reach 450 G-force extract speeds for shorter dry times, lower utility costs and maximized customer turnover. Genius Series Washers maximize store capacity during peak business hours; feature the industry’s largest 10-inch touchscreen user interface, which can double as a store service marketing and advertising screen; tout a control that can quickly change from vended to commercial when processing laundry for commercial accounts; are Bluetooth, WiFi and IoT (Internet of Things) ready; and feature a freestanding design for simple installations, even in second-story laundries, often eliminating the need for expensive facility upgrades or engineering expenses. Read More

Poseidon intros 450G Genius Series Textile and Wet Cleaning Machines with industry’s largest touchscreen

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Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Poseidon Textile Care Systems® recently introduced the soft-mount Genius Series Textile Care Washer Extractor line – its most flexible and highest performing washer series ever – in 23-, 30-, 45-, 60-, 70- and 80-pound capacities. Genius Series machines reach 450 G-force extract speeds for shorter dry times, lower utility costs and maximized throughput; feature the industry’s largest, 10-inch touchscreen user interface, which can double as a screen to display operator safety messages or preventative maintenance instructions; tout a highly programmable control; are Bluetooth, WiFi and IoT (Internet of Things) ready; and feature a 360° Vision™ corner status light so operators know machine and load cycle status with a quick glance while they attend to other duties.Read More

Continental Girbau intros 450G Genius Series OPL Commercial Washers with industry’s largest touchscreen

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Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Continental Girbau recently introduced the soft-mount Genius Series Washer line – its highest performing washer line ever – in 23-, 30-, 45-, 60-, 70- and 80-pound capacities. Genius Series Washers reach up to 450 G-force extract speeds for shorter dry times, lower utility costs and maximized throughput; feature the industry’s largest, 10-inch touchscreen user interface, which can double as a screen to display operator safety messages or preventative maintenance instructions; tout a highly programmable control; are Bluetooth, WiFi and IoT (Internet of Things) ready; and feature a 360° Vision™ corner status light so operators know load statuses with a quick glance.Read More

GNA’s live product demos and new intros draw crowds at 'Clean '22

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Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- During “Clean ’22,” Girbau North America (GNA) showcased the company’s vast product offering as the industry’s most diverse provider of commercial, industrial, vended, textile care and multi-housing laundry equipment and solutions. Drawing crowds were live demonstrations of Girbau Industrial® (GI) ironing systems, including the Compact Pro – an all-in-on feeder, ironer, folder and stacker; a new GI DRC cornerless feeder and DRE high-speed clip feeder; the new GI FTQ Drywork and Garment Folder; and the new Genius Series vended, textile care and on-premise washer lineup – touting the largest touchscreen user interface in the industry and industry-exclusive, patented 360º Vision Light. Several end-user promotions, new and innovative custom finance options, and extended factory Platinum Warranties were also introduced.Read More

Continental Creative Services changes name to Girbau Creative Services

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Oshkosh, Wis. — Wis.-- Continental Creative Services (CCS), a division of Girbau North America (GNA), recently changed its name to Girbau Creative Services (GCS). “We wanted to change the name to better align with our parent company, Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau),” said Creative Services Manager Kim Foxcroft.Read More

Girbau North America welcomes Muzi Sitshela

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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

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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

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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

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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