Continental Girbau, the supplier of laundry equipment and systems in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean, held a two-day celebration to mark its 20th anniversary on 23-24 September.

Established in 1995 as the North American subsidiary of Girbau S.A. (Girbau), Spain, Continental Girbau today "accounts for 25% of Girbau’s total sales", said president Mike Floyd. It is now the largest of the Girbau Group’s 14 subsidiaries.

More than 150 business partners, staff, distributors, community officials and friends participated in Continental’s anniversary celebration, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Events included an open house and tour at Continental’s headquarters, followed by a presentation and reception at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Air Venture Museum.

Keynote speakers also included Mercé Girbau (Girbau), co-CEO, Girbau S.A.; Brian Wallace, president and CEO, Coin Laundry Association (CLA); John Casper, president and CEO, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce; and John Riddle, senior vice president, LG Home Appliances (Continental Girbau is US distributor for LG Electronics’ Platinum commercial laundry range).
The company’s six original employees were also recognised for 20 years of service. Five of the six still serve Continental; one has retired.

CELEBRATION: Nearly 150 guests enjoyed Continental’s 20th anniversary presentation and reception, held at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Air Venture Museum, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin