Discovery Channel Show Featuring Dexter Laundry to Air Wednesday

Ian P. Murphy |

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Dexter Laundry’s T-1200 commercial washer will star in a cable television show, Factory Made, this week. The new Discovery Channel series visits factories worldwide to find out how familiar products are manufactured.
A crew of four visited Dexter’s headquarters here in March for three days of filming in Dexter Laundry’s manufacturing facility and its foundry, which produces gray and ductile iron castings, including several components in Dexter washers.
“Of course, not all three days of footage will air on the show,” says Kevin Hietpas, director of sales and marketing, “but what does air will give viewers a great picture of Dexter and the work involved in creating an industrial-strength washing machine.”
The crew filmed the creation of a Dexter T-1200, 75-pound commercial washer, from the arrival of the stainless steel through welding, assembly, testing and packaging, to its shipment to Dexter-authorized distributors across the globe.
“This show will not only feature Dexter, but discuss the power, performance and energy efficiency of commercial laundry equipment,” Hietpas says. “Those in the laundry industry recognize Dexter washers and dryers, but this episode will demonstrate to the public for the first time the heavy-duty construction and attention to detail that goes into every one of our machines.”
Founded in 1894, the company has grown to offer a full line of front-load washers, drying tumblers, Easy Card systems and equipment financing to help commercial laundry owners and on-premise laundry managers experience greater success.
Dexter says its segment is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Central on Wednesday. Additional airings of the episode are scheduled and will be aired worldwide. Check local listings for the appropriate channel in your viewing area.

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Ian P. Murphy

Freelance Writer

Ian P. Murphy is a freelance writer based in Chicago, and was the editor of American Drycleaner from 1999 to 2011.


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