Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Adds to Services Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has named Robert Gonzalez its new foreman for growth and quality elevation in services. With more than 42 years of experience in delivering laundry equipment and supplies, Gonzalez is a perfect fit to spearhead...

‘It’s a Win-Win’

Texas Laundromat Teams with Local Elementary School on Childhood Literacy Program Wash It Kwik laundromat in Denton, Texas, is just a quarter-mile down the road from the Newton Rayzor Elementary School. Simply due to their close proximity to each other, the two...
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Due Diligence… Done Right

Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

‘It’s a Win-Win’

‘It’s a Win-Win’

Texas Laundromat Teams with Local Elementary School on Childhood Literacy Program Wash It Kwik laundromat in Denton, Texas, is just a quarter-mile down the road from the Newton Rayzor Elementary School. Simply due to their close proximity to each other, the two...

Clean ’19: The Big Show Visits The Big Easy

Clean ’19: The Big Show Visits The Big Easy

New Orleans to Host Laundry Industry’s Largest Trade Show and Convention The Crescent City, The Birthplace of Jazz, Mardi Gras City, The City That Care Forgot, America’s Most Interesting City, Hollywood South… and, of course, The Big Easy. New Orleans is referred to...

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CLA Salutes Industry Leaders  

The Coin Laundry Association has announced the recipients of its 2019 Industry Awards. The winners were recognized at Clean 2019, at a special cocktail reception on Saturday, June 22, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year’s honorees are: The...

Clean 2019: Wash-Dry-Fold Dominates Day Three

The wash-dry-fold business continues to be one of the largest growing segments of the vended laundry industry — and the future of this full-service offering is on many laundry owners’ minds. This is why the Coin Laundry Association dedicated its first educational...

CLA Hosts First ‘Women in Vended Laundry’ Luncheon

More than 90 laundry professionals took part in the Coin Laundry Association’s first-ever “Women in Vended Laundry” luncheon program on Day Two of Clean 2019 in New Orleans. The program kicked off the association’s Women in Vended Laundry initiative, with a goal of...

Messe Frankfurt: ‘We Will Not Reinvent What is Working Well’

On the first day of Clean 2019 in New Orleans, the show’s new owner, Messe Frankfurt, held a news conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. “We’re honored that you gave us your trust,” said Messe Frankfurt Senior Vice President Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, whose...

Laundries Connecting Communities: The Clean Show 2019 Opener

Clean 2019 Opens with Packed Session Focused on the Initiatives of the LaundryCares Foundation Coin Laundry Association President and CEO Brian Wallace welcomed more than 150 attendees to the organization's first educational seminar of Clean 2019 at the Ernest N....

LaundryCares Foundation Hosts Free Laundry Day in New Orleans

On the eve of Clean 2019, the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation hosted a free laundry day in New Orleans. This event was held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at two laundry locations in the show’s host city — Laundromat Zone and Wash World. Free Laundry...

Yankee Equipment Hosts Record-Breaking Sales Event

Yankee Equipment Systems' St. Patrick’s Day Sales and Education Exhibition broke attendance and sales records for the annual weekend event. Vended laundry owners and potential investors from throughout the New England and upstate New York areas packed the Westin Hotel...

Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

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CLA Salutes Industry Leaders  

The Coin Laundry Association has announced the recipients of its 2019 Industry Awards. The winners were recognized at Clean 2019, at a special cocktail reception on Saturday, June 22, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year’s honorees are: The...

Clean 2019: Wash-Dry-Fold Dominates Day Three

The wash-dry-fold business continues to be one of the largest growing segments of the vended laundry industry — and the future of this full-service offering is on many laundry owners’ minds. This is why the Coin Laundry Association dedicated its first educational...

CLA Hosts First ‘Women in Vended Laundry’ Luncheon

More than 90 laundry professionals took part in the Coin Laundry Association’s first-ever “Women in Vended Laundry” luncheon program on Day Two of Clean 2019 in New Orleans. The program kicked off the association’s Women in Vended Laundry initiative, with a goal of...

Messe Frankfurt: ‘We Will Not Reinvent What is Working Well’

On the first day of Clean 2019 in New Orleans, the show’s new owner, Messe Frankfurt, held a news conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. “We’re honored that you gave us your trust,” said Messe Frankfurt Senior Vice President Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, whose...

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The Laundry Doctor

The Perfect Complement?

The Perfect Complement?

Here’s How Linen Rental Can Be a Profitable Addition to Your Full-Service Laundry Business One of the easier and more profitable opportunities for vended laundry owners who service commercial accounts – which a number of operators, including myself, have ventured into...

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The Business Mind

Are You a Good Role Model?

Are You a Good Role Model?

Success in the Workplace Leads to Success in the Marketplace Did you know that the strategies you use as a laundry owner in your workplace dictate employee performance and their specific behaviors toward your customers? This article is about you, the laundry owner,...

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Wash With Wally

Wash-Dry-Fold: Neutralizing pH Levels

Wash-Dry-Fold: Neutralizing pH Levels

I do a lot of drop-off laundry at my store. In the past, you’ve suggested using a built detergent for heavily stained and/or oily items. I took your advice, and the wash-dry-fold garments are definitely getting clean – but some of them are coming out stiff and...

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Digital Marketing

Go Beyond Basic Website Maintenance

Three Tips to Help ‘Future-Proof’ Your Business’ Site One of the biggest draws of the vended laundry industry is that it’s “future-proof.” In other words, unless there’s some type of apocalypse that none of us see coming, people are going to need to do their laundry....

Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

Viewpoint

Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

Big in Japan

I’m very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

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