The National : THE NATIONAL Jan - Jul 2014
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY – JULY 2014 53 huge. Settlement of litigation is complicated. My message to you, please talk to each other. CLOSING Jeff Gruber, newly minted National President of TRLAA Ltd, took the opportunity to thank the Launtex organisers, the Jowsey family, for the excel- lent 2013 conference. Jeff said he and AHLSSA President Rob Steer had discussed ways to increase commercial laundry involvement in the event and TRLAA look forward to the opportunity of being more supportive in 2014. The business sessions then closed, and members headed out for a last look at the allied traders stands before togging up for Dinner. EDITOR’s COMMENT The industry owes a great debt of gratitude to the Jowsey family for their commitment to staging Launtex for the past 18 years. From it’s early begin- nings at Eaglehawk in the ACT, Launtex took up the slack when the national body went into a period of limbo. However, it was never without significant financial risk to Graham andMarilyn Jowsey, and regretfully we won’t be seeing a Launtex conference in 2014. The continuing trend of centralising government hospital laundries, and larger commercial groups gobbling up smaller private laundries, family laundries selling up, the industry has shrunk in numbers to the point where large annual laundry conferences may soon be a thing of the past. I hope we will see a return of Launtex in 2015 but perhaps we need to recognise that unless we commit to supporting such events, they can’t happen. y Luwa Circulaire® The efficient cleaner to prevent dust, lint and fly accumulation Pick and Vellis Australia 200 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy 3065 VIC Australia Tel: +61 (0)3 9418 3970 Fax : +61 (0)3 9418 3940 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pickvellis.com Rob Steer (National President AHLSSA) and Jeff Gruber (President, Textile Rental and Laundry Association (NSW and National).
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