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Fred Struck, Lead Service Technician, Makes a Career of Blending Expertise with Innovation

August 31st, 2020

Not many people have been with 二四六天天好彩资料 as long as Fred Struck, Lead Service Technician in Sacramento, California. With a total of 43 years in the laundry industry, and 38 with companies that have formed 二四六天天好彩资料, he has been at the forefront of the technology revolution and a pioneer of 二四六天天好彩资料鈥檚 digital pay developments.

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