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SAMCO Laundry News Professional Service with Southern Hospitality Is it Time to Southern Automatic Machinery Company (SAMCO) has been in business since 1948 making sure that their customers are their first priority. SAMCO distributes RETOOL? Dexter Laundry products as well as Maytag and Whirlpool products to customers throughout Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. We have customers in Coin Laun- Retool for 2009 and dries, hospitals, schools, apartments, bring back lost business hotels, and many other locations. Our Southern Automatic Machinery Co. & customers. Bring new company takes pride in its excellent life to your Laundry, by service, sales, installation, parts, and upgrading your out dated friendly staff. SAMCO’s main office is used equipment, or just located in Atlanta, Georgia, and enjoys by bringing in a few New helping customers interested in washers or dryers. starting a Coin Laundry. We are a Full There is nothing Service company with a knowledge- worse than having able sales team; service technicians; in machines with an house parts department; in house broker, etc.. SAMCO’s relationship with their “Out of Order” sign on customers is regarded as a partnership rather than a customer selling to a supplier. them. Take care of your This is because they do everything possible to insure the customers business machines, and your continues to grow. By providing site selection; demographics; interior design; customers will continue service; warehouse stocked parts; and financing. Therefore, SAMCO doesn’t just to do business with you. sell equipment, we provide the service necessary to keep you in business. DEXTER MAYTAG Service Schools Available Several times throughout the year Maytag Instructor: Bobby Drummond February 11, 2009 MAYTAG SERVICE SCHOOL 08:30am - 11:30am WASHER Service School 12:30pm - 4:00pm DRYER Service School SAMCO has a Team of service technicians who can service all brands of laundry equipment. Dexter Instructor: Tim McKinney Call today! March 11, 2009 DEXTER SERVICE SCHOOL 08:30am - 11:30am WASHER Service School Southern Automatic 12:30pm - 4:00pm DRYER Service School Machinery Co. 1-800-969-7627 All Instructors are Service Technicians directly from the Manufacturers. or 404-344-9344 Please call to reserve your space. Please call Marla at: 1-800-969-7627 SAMCO Laundry News Page 2 Business Fundamentals: Cutting Utility Costs: By: Kevin Hietpas, Dexter Director of Sales & Marketing By: Jason Hicks I would like to point-out that the fall-off in the cost of natural gas should be starting to show-up in the utility bills that store owners are seeing. Shown Recent lab tests determined below is a “real world” example from a store in Iowa. Since reading a utility that Maytag Commercial bill has gotten significantly more complicated in recent years I’ve reduced the Laundry (HE) High Efficiency billing information to two key metrics. front-load washers cut utility The first number (blue line) on most utility bills listed as “Gas Cost/Therm”. costs up to 60% and clean This is the actual cost for just the gas that is actually used. This is the number better than the competition, that moves with the cost of gas itself. the company says. The tests, concluded that the washer The second number (red line) is the total gas portion of the bill divided by the achieves superior cleaning number of therms used that billing period. You can think of this as a “Total Cost/Therm”. This metric includes all base charges, taxes and other monthly performance while providing items that add to everyone’s bill. While the gas cost varies the most from energy savings. month-to-month, this number (Total Cost) is the one that matters most to store owners. In this example, the Total Cost/Therm started at $1.13 last The MAH22 front-load December, and reached as high as $1.50 in July. washer was launched in 2, November 2008 This represents an increase of 32% from December. The cost has fallen June ‘08 to help coin store, quickly to $0.93/Therm in October. This is a decrease of 38% from July, multi-housing and small and 17% since last December. While the actual numbers in different markets on-premise locations save on will vary, the general look of this chart should be similar, and the fall-off in laundry utility costs without gas cost starting to take hold. This is good news for our customers! If a store compromising cleaning owner responded to rising costs by adjusting vend prices earlier this year, performance. The HE they should be noticing improved revenue from their pricing change, and washers are also the first now lower utility costs due to decreasing gas prices. These are two key fun- commercial laundry single- damentals that should be helping to improve store profitability. So while markets may move up & down, and different areas might be dealing with load washers to be ENERGY local challenges - strong fundamentals are what make for a good business. STAR and CEE Tier III- They are also what good operators look for in deciding where to invest their qualified, Maytag claims. money. We will continue to try and share information such as this for the distributors and their customers, about issues impacting the laundry Business.
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