Western Textile Service Association 2016 Production Clinic


Chicago Dryer Company participated in WTSA’s 2016 Production Clinic held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Activities kicked off on the evening of Thursday, January 21st with the President’s Reception held at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa. Friday morning Regional Sales Director Chuck Anderson gave a presentation on the history of Chicago Dryer Company, which included pictures of CDC exhibiting at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893! Chuck also presented on the Chicago equipment that attendees would see in operation during the Boyd Gaming Linen & Uniform plant tour later that morning. Chicago equipment installed at the Boyd Gaming Laundry includes two King Edge feeders, three Century III 42 steam ironers, two Skyline S-18-2000 folder/cross-folders with Bridge Linen Transition Conveyors, one 5-lane Carousel, and three Air Chicago towel folders. 

Annual Factory Shutdown

Our annual factory vacation this year will be between Monday, July 27, 2015 and reopening
Monday, August 10, 2015. The office will remain open for customer service, parts and sales
during these two weeks.

Clean Show 2015 Distributor Awards

Chicago proudly announces our Clean '15 outstanding distributors and their teams as awarded at our Breakfast Distributor Seminar.


This year we added a new award to our traditional list. The Shawn Daniel Award for Teamwork/ Customer Service was created to honor one of Chicago's own, who passed away in February. This award is given to those who exemplify hard work and who we couldn't do our jobs without, much like Shawn. The inaugural recipients of this award are  Jim Everett & Jackie E. Hall from Commercial Installations Co.  They exemplify everything this award recognizes; hard-work, perseverance, and the ability to overcome any obstacles that are thrown their way to get the job done.  They were also great friends with Shawn.

We also recognized those dealers, both individuals and organizations, who truly stood out in Sales and Support over the past two years.

President's Award:

Frank Costabile - PAC Industries, Inc.

Rising Star Award:

Eric Meyers - Yankee Equipment

Sales Achievement:

D.J. Giancola Exports, Inc.

Outstanding Performance

Bill Bell - Steiner-Atlantic Corp.
Derek Ward - Pellerin Laundry Machinery Sales Co., Inc.
Ralph Tuccillo - Steiner-Atlantic Corp.
Fernando Ousset - Luis Ousset R., S.A.
Amr. M. Hussein - Al Rahden Co.
Phil Charlton - Western State Design, Inc.

Sales and Support (Best of the Best)

Pellerin Laundry Machinery Sales Co., Inc.
Western State Design, Inc.
Steiner-Atlantic Corp.
PAC Industries, Inc.
Direct Machinery

In Memory of Shawn Daniel

As some of you already know, on Saturday January 25th,  our longtime friend and service technician, Shawn Daniel, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in his hometown of Sanford, Florida. His dedication and kind heart will be truly missed by all of us within his extended Chicago Dryer family – including the many distributors and customers all over the world whose lives he touched through his field service travels across many continents.

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International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show 2014

The recent International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at the Javits Center in New York City was again successful for Chicago. Chicago displayed the popular Comet ironer along with videos of our extensive product line. Hoteliers, restauranteurs, party rental companies, consultants and more were all in attendance. The IHMRS show draws regionally, nationally, and internationally. We found strong interest in our products and were informed of many new upcoming projects requiring Chicago Dryer Company products.

To all those who came to our booth we thank you!

Crothall Manteca Grand Opening

Chicago Dryer Company recently participated in the Grand Opening of Crothall Laundry Services newest ground-up construction, LEED certified, laundry in Manteca CA. Over 100 attendees, including existing customers, prospects, vendors, local state officials, and Crothall employees from across the country, joined in the festivities. Chicago showcased two Cascade linen separators, two Edge Maxx feeders, three Century Powerhouse 52-II ironers, three Skyline folders, two Blanket Blaster blanket folding systems, and ten Air Chicago small piece folders. The new Crothall plant processes more than 22 million pounds per year in over 59,000 square feet of space with the ability to more than double that volume within the existing footprint.