The ETECH story is all about innovation and experience. By the time Lee Ekola founded the company in 1970, he already knew the business well. As a boy, he’d swept floors in his father’s laundry in Hibbing, Minnesota. Before he started his own business, he was the Engineering Manager for a nationwide linen supply company.
Lee and his wife Bev founded ETECH, then called Ekola Engineering, because he saw a need for efficient, powerful material handling systems. Ekola Engineering developed the first track systems to automate loading. As the industry transitioned to tunnel washers, the company transformed its technology to help laundries achieve greater efficiency and productivity. When the company debuted eRail, the system quickly became the industry standard for 24/7 dependability and efficiency.
Much like eRail, the first laundry management software, RailPro, was so operator-friendly, workers in Japan could use it without translation. In recent years they made more improvements to the software and renamed it, eVue.
Today, under the leadership of Joe Schult, the company continues to draw on the unmatched industry experience. ETECH continues to adapt and evolve to help their customers stay ahead of new challenges. And they continue to deserve their reputation for the industry’s most timely, responsive, and knowledgeable service.
ETECH's tradition of experience and innovation is built into every aspect of ETECH’s newest generation of products. The eRail rail systems and eVue Laundry Management Software systems are designed, customized, programmed, and supported by people who understand that every detail affects your bottom line.
Now more than ever, you need to maximize productivity, minimize downtime, and impress your customers. You need to manage labor and utility costs. You need to maintain safety and reliability. You need to stay competitive.
ETECH gets it. So they do it right. ETECH builds it to last. And they deliver the support you need to keep it growing.