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Check out the most recent news related to Sports Laundry Systems, MRSA and disinfection. Discover best practices, how to prevent MRSA and the spread of infection, and what other athletic facilities are doing to ensure an efficient laundry operation.

  • Skyline Equipment earns 2016 Sports Laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year award

    July 2017

    Skyline Equipment Inc., in Houston, was recently named the Sports Laundry Systems® Distributor of the Year for superior product distribution and support. Sports Laundry Systems clean and disinfect athletic laundry by eliminating 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and superbugs, including MRSA, in the wash.
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  • What's the best way to clean athletic helmets and pads?

    June 2017

    Yes, you can wash and disinfect them with the right system! Having spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at both the high school and collegiate levels, Steve Leib understands the challenges facing athletic facilities. As a college football coach he has witnessed the struggles of processing athletic laundry and cleaning helmets and pads. He’s also seen athletes infected with staph and MRSA infections. As sales director for Sports Laundry Systems, Leib shares his knowledge of equipment and athletic laundry/gear care — ever urging athletic programs to install laundry solutions that clean and disinfect.
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  • The Cruel Reality of MRSA & Student-Athletes

    April 2014

    Staph and MRSA outbreaks among student-athletes are a major concern for colleges and universities. Staph bacteria, and MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph, have migrated from hospital settings, where they are commonplace, into locker rooms and athletic facilities – infecting high school, college and professional athletes. Highly contagious, MRSA in particular can be difficult to treat and easily spread from person-to-person or surface-to-person. Key to a healthy athletic program are healthy student-athletes. Thus, infection prevention is critical”
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  • Integrity Laundry Solutions earns 2013 Sports Laundry Systems™ Distributor of the Year Award

    March 11th, 2014

    Oshkosh, Wis.--Integrity Laundry Solutions LLC (Integrity), in Walla Walla, Wash., was recently named the first ever Sports Laundry Systems™ Distributor of the Year for superior product distribution and support. Sports Laundry Systems clean and disinfect athletic laundry by eliminating 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and superbugs, including MRSA, in the wash.
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  • Cabrillo College installs a Sports Laundry System

    October 2013

    Cabrillo College, a two-year community college in Aptos, Calif., recently installed a Sports Laundry System™ to clean and disinfect its influx of soiled athletic laundry. The new Sports Laundry System not only handles volleyball, football and baseball uniforms, loops and practice gear, it quickly cleans and disinfects towels, pillowcases and sheets used in the athletic training area, according to Eric Gerlach, assistant football coach and equipment room manager.
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  • Q & A: What's the best way to wash athletic uniforms and laundry?

    April 2013

    Having spent 30 years as a teacher and coach at both the high school and collegiate levels, Steve Leib understands the challenges facing athletic facilities. As a college football coach he has witnessed the struggles of processing athletic laundry and the problems associated with bacterial infections among athletes. As sales director for Sports Laundry Systems, Leib shares his knowledge of uniform and athletic laundry care and urges athletic facilities to select laundry systems that will properly clean and disinfect.
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  • Artificial Turf, MRSA & Athlete Infections: Stopping Infections in the Wash

    April 2013

    “When you put in a turf field, you can use it a lot more,” says Cindy Suess, head softball coach at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh). “But, when you install a turf field, infections and MRSA will be an issue. In warmer months, the temperature of turf reaches more than 100°F, which helps breed bacteria.”
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