Birmingham-Southern College – Birmingham, AL

Anyone from Alabama can tell you that college football is the state’s most revered pastime. In 2007, BSC Panthers finally had a football team to cheer on—after 68 years of waiting and hoping. Now, ‘Southern students are no longer torn between the ultimate decision of ‘Bama or Auburn. Under the direction of veteran Athletic Director Joe Dean and newly-elected President David Pollick, the college began scouting players, coaches, and necessary equipment to accommodate their resurrected football program.

With 125 football players and all their laundry, Birmingham-Southern understood that quality and durability were vital in choosing their equipment. So, they looked to Pellerin Milnor Corporation again for their on-premises laundry equipment. Milnor machinery had been installed in the college’s baseball locker room and student athletic center several years before.

Mike Robinson, Striplin Fitness Center Manager, stated “We’ve been here 11 years now and they’ve been very reliable. They do a great job and fit our needs well.” The washer-extractor and dryer are versatile, cleaning the college’s Volleyball team uniforms and practice gear, as well as the fitness center’s terry towels and mop heads. These machines are not only reliable, but simple to operate. The microprocessor control has been pre-programmed with typical and specific wash formulas based on the center’s linen type. With this customized wash cycle, many people can use the equipment. In fact, every volleyball player has a week of laundry duty to share the responsibility.

Across campus, Birmingham-Southern’s state-of-the-art football facility includes two 30022 T5X commercial washer-extractors (60 lb. capacity) and two matching commercial M758V dryers (75 lb. capacity). BSC students participating in the work-study program operate these machines at least twice a day; washing towels, practice t-shirts, practice shorts, socks, game day jerseys, and compression shirts. Instead of segregating loads by linen type, the team uses laundry loops for each player’s gear. This process helps organize the clean uniforms for simple distribution to their assigned locker. Their T-Series machines are easy of use and the general wash formulas are perfect for any on-premises athletic laundry.

Assistant Coach and Equipment Manager Tim Sanders said, “We are very pleased with the production of the washers and dryers. We have a lot of laundry that comes in and out and it certainly has been ideal for us to have this capacity and high quality.” He added “We never have any problems with our Milnors, and they are an absolute MUST for any athletic program.”