St Louis, MO (PressExposure) August 18, 2009 -- Richard Franklin, Vice-President of Technology of Clean The Uniform Company, was named a Top Small Business Executive by St. Louis Small Business Monthly magazine. He was among several small business executives honored in a special section in the magazineâs August, 2009 edition.
Franklin was recognized for his 19 years with Clean The Uniform Company helping to lead the firmâs innovative use of technology. He was originally hired as an in-house software programmer when the company ran on just one IBM minicomputer. He worked his way up by repeatedly finding ways to customize technology solutions to fit CLEANâS growing needs. Thanks to his efforts CLEAN is now on the cutting edge in the uniform industry with such innovations as customized Route Accounting Software.
Franklin told Small Business Monthly his dedication to work has been possible because of CLEANâS culture. âOne of the things that has driven me is I feel like I am part of a family here. You are not a number and working for a paycheck. You know the decisions you make effect the course of the company. When people speak fondly of family owned businesses, this is the type of place they mean. Some work environments are not that fun, and there are so many levels between you and the CEO. Here I was able to talk to anyone I needed to on my first day.â
ABOUT CLEAN THE UNIFORM COMPANY.
Established in 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, Clean The Uniform Company lives by the credo, âMake The Customer Love Youâ. To that end the firm provides a wide variety of products and services including industrial, executive and casual workplace apparel, safety and specialty apparel, dust control programs (floor mats, mops, towels and aprons), apparel leasing and sales, custom-designed programs, and healthcare apparel. CLEAN maintains a staff of some 500 employees and serves a six-state region including Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas and Illinois. Processing facilities are located in Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Joplin, MO, OâFallon, MO, and Highland, IL. For additional information visit Clean Uniform online, http://www.cleanuniform.com or call 800-GO-CLEAN.