Hanes Hospitality is a leading supplier of blackout drapery, roller shades and sheers in the Hospitality Industry. Hanes has the ability to custom print or dye any of our base fabrics to meet the needs of your project. We are the Blackout Experts!

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Graphic Encounter Fine Art provides Custom Art Designs, which are ProfessionalLY Printed on a variety of Substrates, including Fine Art Paper, Fine Art Canvas, Di-Bond Metal, Wall Paper Murals, as well as Public Area Sculpture.

Graphic Encounter Fine Art’s In House, One-on-One Art Consulting services are provided to renowned Interior Design Groups and Architectural Firms, that specialize in the design of Guest Rooms / Guest Suites / and Public Areas of Hotels, Mega-Resorts, and other hospitality venues throughout North America.

Graphic Encounter Fine Art’s Creative Director, David Jordan Williams, together with his Studio Artists, will speak to your design team and yourself directly. Our Design team will custom design, modify, and color-enhance imagery that will set your project apart. As your dialogue unfolds, your choice of substrate and frame shapes and colors will be identified quickly to complete your specifications.

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You’ll often hear a business blog or investor piece talking about how the commercial laundromat industry is “dying.”

They’ll point to things like a lower number of new laundromats opening, or the preference of buyers and renters for in-unit washers and dryers as evidence that commercial laundry is on the way out.

But of course, extrapolating a small data set to prematurely declare an industry dead is a common pastime for business blogs. The fact is the laundromat industry not only isn’t dying but is projected to get even bigger in the coming years, and Laundry One is here to help make that happen.

Coin-Operated Laundry is a Great Investment and Projected to Grow
A 2020 study showed that the coin-operated laundry industry was a $14.6 billion industry in 2019, with the largest share of that being in North America.

And not only is that a massive industry already, but it was projected to grow at a whopping 9.4% between 2020 and 2027.

That’s a lot of potential for growth in the commercial laundry industry, and it remains a great investment with relatively little risk, as businesses go. Unlike many businesses, laundromats can be run relatively passively, even if you have no experience in the commercial laundry industry beforehand.

Because laundromats are primarily automated, this makes it a great choice if you’re looking for a business you can run without having to spend all your time there.

That doesn’t mean you can neglect it entirely – you still need to be on hand to make sure your laundry facility is clean and you’re quickly handling repairs. But compared to the 24/7 attention required by, say, a restaurant, new laundromats are much lower-maintenance and can be successfully run even by people with a different day job.

Barriers to entry are also relatively low, as the vast majority of laundromats are owned by mom-and-pop operations that own only one or two locations. The coin-op laundry industry doesn’t really have a major “Wal-Mart”-style force that dominates areas with name recognition and impossible price competition.

What that means is that running a coin-op laundry business is as much about people and personal connections as equipment and facilities. If you’re looking to get into the commercial laundry industry by setting up in a single location, you’ll be in good company. But that doesn’t mean everything comes easy.

Pitfalls to Joining the Coin-Op Laundry Industry
The laundromat industry isn’t dead, and it isn’t dying, but it IS changing.

You can’t simply open up a new laundromat on any old street corner and expect to start cashing in. The laundromat industry is often referred to as a “mature market.” What this means, in effect, is that there are not a lot of communities that need a laundromat that are not already being served by one.

That means your options, as a prospective new laundromat owner, include finding a newly-developed area that could use a laundromat (think new apartment communities without in-unit laundry facilities), or taking over an existing laundromat in a desirable area from someone looking to sell.

Your other big option when starting a laundromat is to change the game.

How the Coin-Op Laundry Industry is Evolving
Once upon a time, adding dry-cleaning services to a coin-operated laundry facility was a big deal.

Today, it’s a fairly common add-on service, but it’s not enough to make a new laundromat stand out. Today’s coin-op laundry facilities are evolving to become places where people want to spend their time.

The fact is, customers spend a majority of their time at laundromats simply waiting around. A vending machine and a TV in the corner set to a news channel isn’t really going to make it more fun for someone to hang out while they wait for their blue jeans to dry. Keeping your laundromat clean and equipping it with shiny new machines will help, but won’t make the experience stand out.

That’s why many new laundromats are making the experience more enjoyable by adding small coffee shops, free Wi-Fi, and even video games. These are all things that will increase your overhead, of course, but they are also huge differentiating factors in an industry where there aren’t very many of those to work with.

Some modern laundromats are also introducing drop-off/pick-up laundry services, where they can simply have staff take care of their laundry during a busy day.

These are all examples of how the coin-op laundry industry is evolving to thrive in changing times, rather than withering. With a good business plan, smart management, and a few edges to help you stand out from the competition, you can grab your piece of that growing $14.6 billion pie.

We can help! Contact Laundry One or check out our investment guide to see what opportunities are available to you! We can even help you put together a successful business plan. www.laundryone.com


Electronic Do-Not-Disturb (or Electronic DND) is a simple way for guests to communicate their wish for Privacy from the comfort of their room. From a touch keypad installed by the door or by the bed, a guest can request Privacy or Make-Up my Room. This simple luxury will get great reviews.

The guest selection is communicated to all comers by an LED indication in a stylish custom room number sign or doorbell. Typically, the LEDs light up a lit ring around the doorbell button.

This sleek, effective solutions can be customized to your design criteria.

Integration with smart control solutions allows the guest to set DND status via TV, smartphone, or voice: “Alexa…..”.

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People often take for granted that cold water will come out of their faucet right when they turn it on. However this is not always the case, especially on a hot summer day when it takes time to cool down after sitting in those water supply pipes that have been heated by the sun. What if you could have water that was instantly ice cold instead? With the Mountain Chill® Water Chiller you can!

Mountain Plumbing offers this product to bring an added amenity to your lifestyle when using your kitchen sink. With a compact design, the Mountain Chill® unit hides cleanly and simply beneath the sink. This water appliance provides 3 gallons per hour of crisp, cool water from your own faucet. Having the Mountain Chill® Water Chiller in your home is the ultimate in convenience by providing cold water for drinks and chilled water for cooking…all in an instant!

Is it really necessary to have on-demand cold water? What are the benefits?
You might be thinking to yourself that having instant cold water isn’t necessary, but once you consider adding the Mountain Chill® to your daily routine you will understand the many benefits!

To begin with, you will instantly have cold water for drinks like lemonade and iced tea. Also, there will no longer be a need to add ice cubes to cool down drinks…you don’t have to worry about buying costly bags of ice or thinking what would happen if your ice maker breaks.

Using chilled water when cooking can also assist in giving you better food preparation techniques. Some uses include shocking vegetables to instantly stop the cooking process; using cold water to cool foods to the proper temperature faster; making things like hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, and peaches easier to peel; and refreshing lettuce and herbs that appear wilted. Once you incorporate chilled water into your cooking routine the possibilities are endless.

There are also health benefits that come from drinking cold water as your body reacts to ingesting it. People can experience increased weight loss and higher metabolism, the ability to workout longer without becoming drained, and feel added adrenaline production to stay alert and ease pain. Ice cold water can also be a better way to rehydrate and detoxify your body.

This is just the beginning of how incorporating more ice cold water can become beneficial to your life. Mountain Plumbing hopes you consider adding the Mountain Chill® Water Chiller to discover the convenience and life enhancement this product can provide. www.mountainplumbing.com


Peerless-AV®, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its showcase at InfoComm 2022, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Peerless-AV and its team of professionals will be exhibiting a wide range of digital signage and AV solutions, including dvLED video wall mounting systems, outdoor TVs/Displays, kiosks, mobile carts, and more in Booth N2831.  Peerless-AV is proud to present and display the following products at InfoComm 2022: SEAMLESS dvLED Video Walls.  The uniquely designed SEAMLESS dvLED Mounting Systems will be a main showcase in the Peerless-AV booth this year. Available in both Bespoke and Kitted options, these innovative mounting systems are designed to solve even the most complex design and integration challenges to create an ideal solution for any unique application. SEAMLESS Kitted solutions offer the highest level of Z-adjustment to help overcome installation irregularities. SEAMLESS Bespoke solutions are precision manufactured for tight tolerances, offering a meticulous fit for custom shapes and aggressive curves.  Outdoor-Rated TVs and Displays:  On show this year will be Peerless-AV’s latest edition to the Neptune™ lineup, the Neptune Partial Sun Outdoor Smart TVs. Available in 55″, 65″, and 75″, the Neptune Partial Sun Series offers a maintenance-free design and can withstand harsh weather conditions, while still offering exceptional color and video quality from any viewing angle. Ideal markets for this solution include hospitality, stadiums, and other light commercials applications.  Alongside, will be a first time US showing of the 75″ Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display with new generation 65″ and 55″ display models. Designed for all-weather, extreme temperature applications, these new models retain an unmatched ingress protection (IP) rating and award winning feature set with significant mechanical and operating system enhancements. The new models are fan cooled and include a patented thermal exhaust system that keeps internal components cooled in extreme heat. They also include a gyroscopic sensor that detects any movement of the display and sends an alert to warn of potential tampering or theft.

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LE SUEUR, MN – Cambria, the nation’s leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces, and a family-owned company, is excited to announce that it will open four new sales and distribution centers in the U.S. this spring, rounding out the company total to 22.  Upon completion, the new facilities will provide Cambria’s business partners, trade professionals, and consumers within a 150-mile radius immediate access to Cambria’s award-winning quartz surface designs. The front portion of the buildings will feature state-of-the-art showrooms that will be open to the public.  The three new builds are taking place in Houston, TX; Duluth, GA; and Manassas, VA; and a full gut renovation is underway at the purchased facility in Milford, MA.  We are very excited to open our new sales and distribution centers while expanding our footprint across the country,” said Joel Peters, Director of Real Estate for Cambria.  “The cities where these projects are located provide incredible economic opportunities for us and the local communities. Moreover, these buildings are much more than just warehouses—they will also serve as regional resources for the builder and remodeler trades, interior designers, and end-users.” Milford, Massachusetts In Milford, the 32,000-square-foot project sits on 3.7 acres of land at 357 Fortune Blvd., which is right off the bustling Interstate 495 corridor, southwest of Boston.  Nearby entities include several retail centers, as well as healthcare organizations, grocery businesses, automotive dealerships, and more. At the Milford site, Cambria is remodeling an existing building and is transforming it into a world-class sales and distribution facility. Work is expected to be complete this May. Houston, Texas:  In Houston, construction is underway on a 22,750-square-foot facility that sits on 3.7 acres of land at 13939 West Road. The location is about 22 miles northwest of downtown Houston and is located just off U.S. Highway 290. Nearby businesses include steel and electrical distribution companies, a freight-transport business, retailers, and many more corporate enterprises. The facility is expected to open in June of this year.  Duluth, Georgia:  In Duluth, work is underway on a 22,750-square-foot building, which sits on 3.3 acres of land at 2425 Meadowbrook Parkway. The location lies less than 30 miles from downtown Atlanta along Interstate 85. Nearby businesses include a variety of restaurants, hotels, an electrical supply company, a heating supply company, a book printing company, and more. The facility is expected to open this September.  Manassas, Virginia:  In Manassas, the 22,750-square-foot building will sit on 5.3 acres of land at 11975 Lexington Valley Drive, which is about 36 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.  Nearby businesses include manufacturing companies, a logistics company, an advertising agency, a mechanical contracting corporation, a glass company, and  more. Construction is expected to start this June and be complete in April 2023.  Cambria’s industry-leading, iconic quartz surfaces are manufactured at its state-of-the-art one-million-square-foot slab manufacturing facility in Le Sueur, MN.  From there, slabs are sent to sales and distribution centers across the U.S. Cambria is also in the process of adding an additional 50,000 square feet of space to its slab manufacturing facility, representing the fifth time in 15 years the company has expanded its Le Sueur facility.  Cambria’s architectural firm of record for the four sales and distribution centers is Powers Brown Architecture, a renowned industrial, public institutional, and commercial interiors firm with a broad business portfolio. In addition to architecture, the company also specializes in both interior and urban design.  For inquiries regarding Cambria’s real estate and/or capital expansion projects, please contact: Peter Rank, Cambria Development Manager, at 952-873-4800 or Peter.Rank@CambriaUSA.com.  About Cambria:  Cambria is the leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces and is a family-owned company.  Cambria’s innovative designs are stain resistant, nonabsorbent, durable, safe, maintenance free, easy to care for, and backed by a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. Cambria is sold through an exclusive network of premium, independent specialty retail and trade partners that can be identified at:  www.CambriaUSA.com


Since we began to offer color changes for free, we have helped our clients achieve some spectacular murals using their own choices of colors. We even have the ability to match colors to all of the colors offered by Benjamin-Moore or Sherwin Williams. Shades of blue work for land as long as the ocean water is white or a light shade of another color. In most cases our clients make great decisions in their color choices. But there are colors that will confuse those familiar with NOAA chart colors to the point that it becomes difficult to see what is land and what is water. That is because there is a paradigm of chart colors that need to be understood before choosing custom colors. Generally there are two paradigms of color: Land and water. Land: NOAA has had a variety of colors for land colors, The land colors range from beige, taupe, and yellow. Land that has a significant population area is often colored a deeper version of the land color. For example beige land with a population area has the population area a darker beige or even a burnt orange color. Here is a chart where land is a yellow color. We brightened the blue for a better contrast. Water: NOAA colors shallow water a light blue, and on some charts water that is a little deeper has a lighter shade of blue to contrast with the darker shallow water. Water over 60 feet at low tide often is white. So if a client wants the land to be a shade of blue and the water a beige, taupe or yellow, it will present a confusing picture to those familiar with NOAA charts. Our Advice: Whenever we receive a request to make water a land color or land a water color, we will advise other choices that a align with the land/water paradigms. In short, we hope to have our client’s murals clearly convey what areas are land and what color is water.

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Wood Couture has been appointed to manufacture the Loose FFE of the Raffles in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The scope includes, casegoods, upholstery, Decorative Lighting. Keys including Public Areas.

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FontanaShowers® provides contemporary bathroom fixtures such as contemporary showers, hydromassage bathtubs, the LED shower heads, shower systems, commercial sensor faucets and vanities, all with timeless design, modern technology, and the finest quality and workmanship. At FontanaShowers® we are committed to providing exemplary customer service from start to finish, whether that may be in just helping you select the right products for your home or specific project, or just making sure you get your order in time.

Founded in 1991, FontanaShowers® is a USA based business, specializing in designer shower systems, showerheads, shower panels, faucets, hydromassage whirlpools, saunas, steam systems and much more. We offer a variety of designs for anything from residential to commercial, and we are committed to helping you bring your vision to life. Customer service is our number one priority, and our friendly, knowledgeable, US-based experts are available to answer all your technical questions via phone, email, or chat. The FontanaShowers staff is fully trained in both residential and commercial applications and can help you find whatever you may need for your next project. We provide quality contemporary, classic, and traditional designs at lower prices than your local home improvement stores. FontanaShowers® products are available exclusively through this website. Expensive shops, showrooms, advertising, and brochures are all removed from our bottom line so that we can provide you with affordable luxury bathroom products shipped directly from our warehouse to your front door. The price you see is the price you pay, no added taxes or duty. All of our products adhere to United States specifications and regulations. Products are shipped via UPS, FedEx, USPS or DHL from our warehouse located in Fairfax, Virginia. At FontanaShowers® we take great pride in the quality of our customers’ experience, offering secure payments, a no-haggle top quality guarantee, and free delivery on all orders with by-the-minute tracking. If you have any questions or would like to chat with one of our trained staff members, please feel free to contact us.

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