WALTHAM, Mass., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mac-Gray Corporation (NYSE: TUC), the nation's premier provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-family housing, today announced it received Whirlpool Corporation's "Shaping the Future" Award. The award was presented at Whirlpool's 2013 Annual Meeting.
"Mac-Gray Corporation best exemplifies the theme of our annual meeting this year – 'Shaping the Future' – and is a well-deserving recipient," said Randy Karn, Whirlpool's National Sales Manager. "Mac-Gray has a long and illustrious track record of innovation. The company's status as an industry innovator has been reinforced over the decades with numerous achievements, including the introduction of electronic payment systems, use of high efficiency washers, smart cards and recently online machine monitoring technologies. Mac-Gray also has set new industry standards in environmental responsibility and reduced energy consumption. Since 2010, they have helped offset more than 84 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions derived from laundry equipment."
Phil Emma, Mac-Gray's Chief Operations Officer, said, "Our history as a long-time, valued business partner of Maytag and Whirlpool is a great source of pride for our company, and their acknowledgement of our long-time industry leadership with this prestigious award is an honor. Our status as pioneers in technology, energy efficiency and payment systems is an important deciding factor for clients who want superior service for the customers using our equipment. This award is a testament to our ongoing ability to provide compelling solutions to the market, and is symbolic of the strength of our partnership with Whirlpool."
About Mac-Gray Corporation
Founded in 1927, Mac-Gray derives its revenue principally through the contracting of debit-card- and coin-operated laundry facilities in multi-unit housing facilities such as apartment buildings, college and university residence halls, condominiums and public housing complexes. Mac-Gray manages laundry rooms in 43 states and the District of Columbia. Mac-Gray also sells and services commercial laundry equipment to retail laundromats and other customers through its product sales division. To learn more about Mac-Gray and its various products and services, visit the Company's website at www.macgray.com.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2012, 68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
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