WALTHAM, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mac-Gray Corporation
(NYSE: TUC), the nation's premier provider of laundry facilities management
services to multi-unit housing locations including apartment properties,
condominiums, military housing and hotels, and the nation's largest provider
of these services to college and university residence halls, today announced
it has saved nearly 390 million gallons of water over the past 12 months
through the installation of high-efficiency front-load washers. The Company
looks to continue its program of decommissioning less-efficient top-load
washers to achieve its previously established goal of saving 500 million
gallons of water each year.
In recognition of a record number of ENERGY STAR(R) rated washer
installations and for its long-standing commitment to promoting water and
energy conservation, Mac-Gray was recently chosen from among all distributors
of Maytag's commercial laundry equipment to receive the company's Energy
Advantage Award. This is the second time in three years that Mac-Gray has
been bestowed with this prestigious honor.
"We are extremely proud to have received this award because we focus
heavily on the installation of environmentally responsible, energy-efficient
equipment. This accomplishment is a testament to our sales organization as we
often compete against service providers that minimize their equipment
investment through the installation of less expensive top-load washers," said
Neil MacLellan, EVP Sales at Mac-Gray.
To ensure the environmental benefits of high-efficiency washers are
available to as many customers as possible, Mac-Gray is again offering rebates
of up to $350 per unit on select front-load commercial washers in the near
future. The program, available only for a limited time, is being offered
through Mac-Gray's partnership with Whirlpool Corporation.
The rebates are available for qualified units placed in operation in
apartments, condos, co-ops, laundromats or colleges and universities. For more
information about the rebate program, please visit Mac-Gray's website at
http://www.macgray.com or call the Company's Sales Department at 800-298-1022
Mac-Gray is also looking forward to offering its customers the next
generation of high-efficiency front-load washers beginning in July of this
year. The improved washers will set a new industry standard for water and
energy savings while continuing to provide the dependability for which Maytag
washers are known.
To further promote water and energy conservation, Mac-Gray is educating
owners and managers of laundry facilities about the environmental impact of
choices made in the laundry room. Instructional signage and the recently
launched website, http://www.cleanandgreenvision.com, serve as resources to
inform people of the benefits of high-efficiency washers and dryers and how to
utilize the equipment correctly to minimize environmental impact.
"The environment is considered in all we do at Mac-Gray," said Phil Emma,
EVP Operations. "We believe it's good business to think about the ultimate
bottom line -- how our decisions affect us financially, as well as how they
affect people and our planet."
Mac-Gray's Clean & Green Vision(TM) website outlines the necessary
components of operating a clean and green laundry room as well as general
information about environmental sustainability.
About Mac-Gray Corporation
Founded in 1927, Mac-Gray derives its revenue principally through the
management of card- and coin-operated laundry facilities in multiple housing
facilities such as apartment buildings, college and university residence
halls, condominiums and public housing complexes. Mac-Gray contracts its
laundry facilities under long-term leases. These leases typically grant
Mac-Gray the exclusive contract rights to laundry facilities on the lessor's
premises for a fixed term, which is generally 7 to 10 years, in exchange for a
negotiated portion of the revenue collected. Mac-Gray serves approximately
80,000 multi-housing laundry facilities located in 43 states and the District
Mac-Gray also sells, services and leases commercial laundry equipment to
commercial laundromats and institutions through its product sales division.
This division also includes the Company's MicroFridge(R) business, where
Mac-Gray sells its proprietary MicroFridge(R) line of products, which are
combination refrigerators/freezers/microwave ovens utilizing patented Safe
Plug(TM) circuitry. The products are marketed throughout the United States to
colleges, the federal government for military housing, hotels and motels, and
assisted living facilities. MicroFridge(R) also markets Whirlpool's Magic
Chef(R), Amana(R) and Maytag(R) lines of home appliances under its
MaytagDirect(TM) program throughout the United States. MicroFridge(R) and
Maytag(R) products bear the ENERGY STAR(R) designation. To learn more about
Mac-Gray, visit the Company's website at http://www.macgray.com.
Clean & Green Vision(TM), Intelligent Laundry(TM) Solutions, Intelligent
Laundry(TM) Systems, LaundryView(TM), PrecisionWash(TM) and MaytagDirect(TM)
are trademarks of Mac-Gray Corporation. MicroFridge(R) is a registered
trademark of Mac-Gray Corporation. All other product names, service marks and
trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
Vice President, Marketing
SOURCE Mac-Gray Corporation
/CONTACT: Sheffield Halsey, Vice President, Marketing of Mac-Gray
Corporation, +1-781-487-7600, email@example.com /
/Web site: http://www.macgray.com /
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