Rentals Unlimited saves US$ 105,174 a year with M-iQ
Rentals Unlimited is the greater-Boston area’s premier rental and event company. Comprised of six offices spread across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the company has expanded its inventory to include many specialty items, décor linens, fine china and crystal, always striving to bring the latest design trends to its customers.
The owner of the company, Larry Green, has built up excellent relationships with industry professionals all over the world. He started to ask people he trusted what warewasher they were using, and how it was working for them. Ultimately, his search prompted him to invest in and install the first M-iQ dishwashing machine in the United States. Since installing the M-iQ, Rentals Unlimited has been saving US$ 105,174 a year:
US$ 9,720 per year in detergent
US$ 13,909 per year in water
US$ 6,899 per year in energy
US$ 74,646 per year in labour
The results we have seen after installing the M-iQ are almost impossible to believe
The MEIKO project is a great investment, as Bob Bannister, Director of Internal Operations at Rentals Unlimited, explains, “The results we have seen after installing the M-iQ are almost impossible to believe. When I tell people the difference, I have seen they are a bit sceptical. When I think about what I am telling them I can understand their scepticism. We now run one eight-hour shift six days a week in the busiest months of our season instead of the two-and-a-half shifts seven days a week. We have gone from consuming 1,760 gallons [6,662 litres] of water a day on peak days to under 600 gallons [2,271 litres] a day on peak days.
With that reduction in water consumption came a related reduction in natural gas, electricity and chemical consumption. Despite the fact that our dishes can wait up to 4 days after being used before they are washed, we have a rewash rate of only 5%. We are also not pre-washing or rinsing those plates.”
A successful solution: Rentals Unlimited and Bob Bannister are impressed by the efficiency, user-friendliness and high quality of MEIKO’s M-iQ flight type dishwashing machine.