When Johanna Ames, president of Ames Linen Service in Cortland, New York, needed more ironing capacity, she chose three rebuilt flatwork ironers, remanufactured by Tingue, to accommodate the growth at her fourth generation, family-operated laundry.
Originally manufactured almost 50 years ago by American Laundry Machinery, the ironers are known in the laundry industry as dependable workhorses that produce a high quality finish that more modern machines cannot match, according to Ames.
"I was not convinced that I could put out finished table linens at the quality level I desired from a big roll ironer," says Ames, who processes 200,000lbs of linens per week, around half of it food and beverage linens. "I looked at other ironers but they just couldn’t beat the finish quality of these Americans."
Tingue remanufactured the aging ironers to OEM specifications. The process included dismantling the ironer piece by piece; inspecting and cleaning each part; repairing or machining new parts as needed; and adding from a menu of modern upgrades, if required.

IRONERS: Johanna Ames, president of Ames Linen Service