ASAE Honors CLA, LaundryCares with 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award

ASAE has honored the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation with a 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A awards program. “On behalf of everyone at the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation, I would like...

Aaxon Now Scheduling In-Store Visits

Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced that it will be visiting laundromats this fall by appointment. As an alternative to the company’s annual fall shows, Aaxon will go directly to the owners – visiting stores in Orlando in...

‘In the Middle of Every Difficulty Lies Opportunity’

How to Stay Wired to Successfully Deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic Can I be completely honest with you? I certainly don’t in any way mean to minimize the very real human toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacted. However, I’m finding this whole coronavirus mess to be...

The Next Chapter

Laundry Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a First-Time Store Owner After more than 20 years of helping would-be laundromat owners finance their entrepreneurial dreams, Stephen Gramaglia has opened his own vended laundry business – CleanFresh...

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The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

Laundry Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a First-Time Store Owner After more than 20 years of helping would-be laundromat owners finance their entrepreneurial dreams, Stephen Gramaglia has opened his own vended laundry business – CleanFresh...

The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat

The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat

A Look at the Current Utilities Markets – And What Laundry Owners Are Doing to Control Costs Natural gas futures collapsed to a 25-year low below $1.50 per MMBtu in late June, due in part to an ongoing supply glut made worse by the coronavirus-induced drop off in...

‘Adjusting Your Sails’

‘Adjusting Your Sails’

An Interview with Multi-Location Laundromat Owner and Serial Entrepreneur Daniel Marrazzo Daniel Marrazzo is a lifelong resident of Bucks County, Pa., who started his professional career in the construction industry, after graduating from Norwich University – The...

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ASAE Honors CLA, LaundryCares with 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award

ASAE has honored the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation with a 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A awards program. “On behalf of everyone at the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation, I would like...

Aaxon Now Scheduling In-Store Visits

Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced that it will be visiting laundromats this fall by appointment. As an alternative to the company’s annual fall shows, Aaxon will go directly to the owners – visiting stores in Orlando in...

‘In the Middle of Every Difficulty Lies Opportunity’

How to Stay Wired to Successfully Deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic Can I be completely honest with you? I certainly don’t in any way mean to minimize the very real human toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacted. However, I’m finding this whole coronavirus mess to be...

CLA Releases 2020 Industry Survey

The Coin Laundry Association has announced the release of its annual Industry Survey. Each year, the CLA commissions Readex Inc. – a nationally recognized independent research company – to conduct an industrywide survey of laundromat owners. The data, in essence,...

The Next Chapter

Laundry Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a First-Time Store Owner After more than 20 years of helping would-be laundromat owners finance their entrepreneurial dreams, Stephen Gramaglia has opened his own vended laundry business – CleanFresh...

The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat

A Look at the Current Utilities Markets – And What Laundry Owners Are Doing to Control Costs Natural gas futures collapsed to a 25-year low below $1.50 per MMBtu in late June, due in part to an ongoing supply glut made worse by the coronavirus-induced drop off in...

Wash with Wally: Ozone Injection vs. COVID-19

My laundromat has two banks of washers – for a total of 16 machines – that feature ozone injection. I was wondering if ozone is effective at killing the COVID-19 virus. If so, I will definitely want to begin extensively promoting and advertising this feature of my...

Laundrylux Launches Online Store

Laundrylux recently announced the launch of its new online store at shop.laundrylux.com. “I’m proud that Laundrylux is a company putting the needs of its customers first,” said President Cody Milch. “With this new online store, we can meet the changing demands of the...

U.S. Mint Reacts to Coin Shortage, Asks for Consumers’ Help

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage – the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters that the U.S. businesses and consumers use in their day-to-day transactions. “In normal circumstances, retail...

Sav-A-Day Announces Fall Open House

Sav-A-Day Laundry Machinery, headquartered in St. Louis, will hold its 61st annual open house sales event on October 12. The open house – scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – will feature service schools throughout the day on washer-extractors and dryers. In...

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2020 Industry Survey

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  • The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat:  A Look at the Current Utilities Markets – And What Laundry Owners Are Doing to Control Costs
  • Federal Reserve, U.S. Mint Team Up to Alleviate Coin Shortage
  • Wash-Dry-Fold: Independent Contractors vs. Store Employees
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ASAE Honors CLA, LaundryCares with 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award

ASAE has honored the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation with a 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A awards program. “On behalf of everyone at the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation, I would like...

Aaxon Now Scheduling In-Store Visits

Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced that it will be visiting laundromats this fall by appointment. As an alternative to the company’s annual fall shows, Aaxon will go directly to the owners – visiting stores in Orlando in...

CLA Releases 2020 Industry Survey

The Coin Laundry Association has announced the release of its annual Industry Survey. Each year, the CLA commissions Readex Inc. – a nationally recognized independent research company – to conduct an industrywide survey of laundromat owners. The data, in essence,...

Laundrylux Launches Online Store

Laundrylux recently announced the launch of its new online store at shop.laundrylux.com. “I’m proud that Laundrylux is a company putting the needs of its customers first,” said President Cody Milch. “With this new online store, we can meet the changing demands of the...

U.S. Mint Reacts to Coin Shortage, Asks for Consumers’ Help

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage – the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters that the U.S. businesses and consumers use in their day-to-day transactions. “In normal circumstances, retail...

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Planning for a New Normal

Planning for a New Normal

Key Considerations for Laundry Owners in the Post-COVID-19 World These days, I find myself spending a good chunk of my time thinking about my laundry business – not necessarily about what to do with my PPP stimulus money or how to run my operation in the middle of...

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Wash With Wally

Wash with Wally: Ozone Injection vs. COVID-19

Wash with Wally: Ozone Injection vs. COVID-19

My laundromat has two banks of washers – for a total of 16 machines – that feature ozone injection. I was wondering if ozone is effective at killing the COVID-19 virus. If so, I will definitely want to begin extensively promoting and advertising this feature of my...

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Building a New Relationship with Consumers

Customer Service in Today's Turbulent, Information-Driven World Let’s talk about where businesses are in the world right now. 2020 has been quite a year. And we’re only six months in, which makes everything that’s already happened seem just that much more dramatic....

Marketing During Times of Crisis

Some Promotional Do’s, Don’ts and Considerations as We All Try to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis It’s easy to get downhearted about the state of the world in the middle of COVID-19’s madness. With social distancing measures, self-quarantines in place and a heightened...

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Make 2020 Count

“The more people, the more dirty clothes.” – Ancient laundromat wisdom Time flies, as do the decades. Despite the ongoing pandemic and economic concerns, there’s a headcount to be made in 2020. The original constitutional edict from the framers comes to life in the...

Better Than Before: Laundries After the Pandemic

In the March issue in this very space, I wrote a column entitled, “A Decade of Transformation.” I began with the following sentence: “Call me crazy, but I like to see other people happy and succeeding.” I then proceeded to lay out a plan for taking a laundry business...

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