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Valley Forge Casino Resort Celebrates Grand Opening with InvoTech
Uniform Tracking System


InvoTech Uniform System Reduces Labor Expense, Automates Tracking for Staff of 1,000;
Interfaces with Automated Conveyor System to Provide Clean Uniforms in Seconds



LOS ANGELES – August 1, 2012InvoTech Systems, Inc., provider of the GIMS™ uniform and linen inventory control system for hotels, casinos, resorts, and theme parks worldwide, announced Valley Forge Casino Resort, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (https://www.vfcasino.com)  implemented its Uniform System to manage garments for its thousand-person staff.  The property utilizes InvoTech’s system interfaced to a White Conveyors U-Pick-It System for automated uniform delivery.  The Valley Forge Casino Resort coordinated its uniform system selection and implementation with AJ Conveyor and Laundry Systems.  Please click here for more information on InvoTech’s uniform and laundry systems for efficient operations.

‘InvoTech’s system is easy to use and delivers clean uniforms in seconds’
“We selected InvoTech for Valley Forge Casino Resort because its system is a proven, widely-installed uniform tracking system,” said Mark Starrett, vice president and managing director of the Valley Forge Casino Resort.  “InvoTech’s GIMS™ inventory software is easy for our staff to use.  Plus, when an employee swipes their infrared barcode ID card at the uniform system door their uniforms and locker bags are delivered to the employees in seconds.  Anthony Bevilaque at AJ Conveyor did an excellent job of coordinating our entire system selection and implementation.” Starrett noted an added benefit is that the property’s clean-uniform pickup area is secure and safer than customary employee locker rooms typically found in larger businesses.

Valley Forge Casino Resort
AJ Conveyor and Laundry Systems managed Valley Forge’s uniform system automation project.  “We worked with Valley Forge Casino Resort in its initial planning stage to design its uniform system operation and recommend vendors that would create efficiencies that minimize costs.  We advised they use InvoTech’s uniform tracking and inventorying system because it consistently performs very well in high-volume installations,” said Anthony J. Bevilaque, AJ Conveyor’s president. 

InvoTech establishes accountability with electronic signature capture
“InvoTech’s system at Valley Forge Casino Resort tracks which uniforms are issued to employees and which are at the laundry for accurate inventorying that reduces lost-uniform expenses,” said Jeff Welles, vice president of InvoTech. “An electronic signature capture terminal records each employee’s signature when uniforms are initially issued and when loaner uniforms are provided.” Welles noted the electronic signature capture process enables Valley Forge Casino Resort to operate a virtually paperless laundry operation with accountability for each uniform.  Our GIMS™ tracking reports identify which uniforms have not been returned by employees and laundries. In addition, uniform cleaning costs are entered into InvoTech and reports may be quickly generated to audit laundry expenses to update budgets.  

InvoTech records uniform cost, size, and provider of each garment to simplify replacement
InvoTech’s Uniform System establishes a perpetual uniform inventory and has extensive reporting capabilities to determine and forecast appropriate uniform purchases. The system tracks uniform inventory without manually sorting and hand-counting. InvoTech’s Uniform System, in conjunction with White Conveyors’ U-Pick-It System, provides significant cost saving benefits by eliminating losses, reducing purchases, and lowering laundry expenses and labor costs.

About Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge Casino Resort contains two hotels, The Valley Forge Casino Tower and The Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, and the Valley Forge Convention Center. The Radisson offers 326 rooms, there’s 100,000 square feet of Catering and Meeting space and the Resort provides expert wedding planners that design and plan some of the most beautiful and elegant weddings anywhere. Radisson Hotel offers a new fitness center and an outdoor garden pool. Formerly the Scanticon Hotel, The Valley Forge Casino Tower is an ideal place for world‐class conferences, as well as a destination for couples and families to relax and refresh and it’s just steps away from the brand new Casino and World Class new Restaurants: Pacific Prime (seafood & steaks) and Viviano’s (classic Italian fare). The tower features 160 deluxe guest rooms and suites. To make a reservation to stay in The Valley Forge Casino Tower, please go to www.vfcasino.com or call 610‐354‐8118. Meetings, events, tradeshows and weddings can be professionally planned through the sales office at 610‐265‐1500. To make a reservation at The Radisson, go to www.vfcasino.com or phone 800‐395‐7046.
 
About InvoTech Systems
InvoTech Systems, Inc. – a Microsoft Certified Partner – is a leading provider of high quality, innovative inventory control systems for hotels, casinos, resorts, theme parks, and sports arenas.  The company’s GIMS™ asset management and tracking systems manage uniforms, linens, and laundries. Its SAMS™ systems manage security and guest services operations. Both systems provide ultimate control and accountability, streamline operations, improve quality and loss control, and reduce labor. The GIMS™ ultra high frequency, radio frequency identification (UHF-RFID) system, in particular, fully automates uniform and linen tracking. This allows managers to eliminate labor from cost centers and instead put staff to work enhancing revenues. InvoTech’s worldwide roster of more than 500 customers includes MGM Resorts International, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Universal Studios, and Madison Square Garden. InvoTech Systems is rooted in a culture that emphasizes long-term client relationships, superior customer service, and on-going technology innovation and integration. For more information, please visit www.invotech.com.


CONTACTS:

InvoTech Systems, Inc.
Jeff Welles, Vice President
16530 Ventura Blvd., Suite 603
Encino, CA 91436 USA
Phone: 818-574-6866  
Email:  Sales@invotech.com
www.invotech.com       

AJ Conveyor and Laundry Systems, LLC.
Anthony J. Bevilaque, President
735 Willow Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: 908-789-9990
Email: anthony@aj-clsystems.com   
 
Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
180 River Springs Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 404-256-5512
Email:  Julie@softscribeinc.com
www.softscribeinc.com



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