Speed Queen Announces Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc. as 2012 Distributor of the Year


Ripon, Wis. - June 3, 2013 - Speed Queen, the leading provider of commercial laundry equipment, named Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. as  2012 Distributor of the Year during Yankee's annual customer appreciation event in Waltham, Mass. The company has been selling Speed Queen products for more than 25 years.

"Our distributor of the year award is not only about year-over-year sales increases," said Dan Bowe, Speed Queen National Sales Manager. "We recognized Yankee Equipment Systems because of how they represent the Speed Queen brand - their commitment to customer service, their active involvement in the industry and their ongoing investment into their company, including employee training and seminars."

Yankee embodies the Speed Queen Customer One philosophy, a commitment to customer satisfaction, Bowe noted. The significance of this award is only deepened by the strength of the Speed Queen distributor network; the brand has the strongest distributor network in the industry with 68 distributors nationwide.

"We are honored to receive the Speed Queen Distributor of the Year award, and recognize that it represents an ongoing partnership between our two brands," said Ted Ristaino, co-owner of Yankee Equipment Systems. "Speed Queen truly partners with their dealers to provide quality products and training to better enable us to service our customers. It helps us keep our brand as fresh and value oriented as it can be."

Yankee Equipment Systems distributes Speed Queen products in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

For more information regarding Speed Queen call 1.800.590.8872 or visit www.speedqueen.com.

For more information regarding Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. call 1.800.239.9265 or visit http://www.yankeeequipment.com/.


Photo Caption: Yankee Equipment Systems Inc. accepts Speed Queen's 2012 Distributor of the Year award at their annual customer appreciation event in Waltham, Mass. Pictured from left to right: Tom Carney, Mike Webb, Ted Ristaino, Jay McDonald, Peter Limoncelli, John Smith, Brendan Ristaino, Gerry Guertin and Mike Buck

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More about Speed Queen:

Speed Queen provides coin laundry owners with a variety of innovative and reliable commercial washers, dryers and laundromat equipment. As an industry leader, Speed Queen is dedicated to providing its market expertise to help grow the self-serve laundry industry. To accomplish this, the company offers Speed Queen Financial Services, which provides a continuum of stable, long-term capital solutions specifically for the laundry industry. The brand is an entity of Ripon, Wis.-based Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry products and provider of services for laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more, visithttp://www.speedqueen.com

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