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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Working Together

Is a Business Partnership Right for You?Atypical. Nontraditional. A little weird.Lisa and Daryl Johnson will agree that their business partnership – and subsequent laundry industry success – is probably all of those and more.It began as a fairly normal husband/wife...

Working Together

Is a Business Partnership Right for You?Atypical. Nontraditional. A little weird.Lisa and Daryl Johnson will agree that their business partnership – and subsequent laundry industry success – is probably all of those and more.It began as a fairly normal husband/wife...

Marketing Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Here Are Five Common Miscues to Avoid When Promoting Your Vended Laundry BusinessNo one likes to admit that they could be making some major marketing mistakes. But, the truth of the matter is that you probably are.Hey… no one's perfect, right?I've been taking a long,...


Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Spring Can Be the Ideal Season to Refresh Your Vended Laundry Business Traditionally, the months leading up to spring provide a perfect opportunity to refresh and brighten up your vended laundry. Most of us tend to experience a spike in business during spring and...

Electrolux, Laundrylux Announce Development Collaboration

Electrolux Professional, the professional products division of global appliances manufacturer Electrolux, is collaborating with Laundrylux, the North American importer and distributor of Wascomat and Electrolux branded professional laundry equipment, to develop...

Laundrylux Annouces Acquisition of CESCO

Laundrylux, headquartered in Inwood, N.Y., has acquired the assets of CESCO Equipment, based in SeaTac, Wash. “Laundrylux is delighted to partner with Rich Boyd, whom we have worked with for many years, to turbo-charge the Pacific Northwest market and accelerate...

WASH Laundry Names New CEO

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems – headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. – has appointed Jim Gimeson as the company’s new chief executive officer. Gimeson will focus on strengthening the WASH brand as well as driving consumer and industry engagement, while guiding...

Laundrylux Acquires Golden State Laundry Systems

Laundrylux, headquartered in Inwood, N.Y., has acquired the assets of California-based Golden State Laundry Systems.  “We are thrilled to partner with Mike and Laura Hurrell and the Golden State team in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area to serve the...

Business Bio: Laundry Lounge Coronado

Liz and Nick Merrill Laundry Lounge Coronado Coronado Island, Calif. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Liz and Nick had previously established Sweat Equity Gym, a fitness center based in Bellevue, Wash. In fact, the couple’s vended laundry in Coronado is...

Messe Frankfort Acquires Clean Show

It’s a Win-Win: New Deal to Create Enhanced Industry Event, While Building a Stronger Trade Association The Clean Show Executive Committee has announced that it has finalized a deal to sell the biennial industry event to Messe Frankfurt, the largest trade show and...

On Guard

Protect Your Business from Theft, Vandalism and Violent Crime Statistics will tell you that the overall crime rate across most U.S. cities has declined somewhat during the last two years. However, just a cursory Google search of the terms “laundromat" and “crime,"...

Wash With Wally: Vend Pricing, Flooring Options, and More…

I want to increase the vend prices on my washing machines. What is the best method for making these changes? The best way to increase your washer prices is to raise the pricing on one size of washer at a time. For example, increase the cost of your 50-pound machines...

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  • Due Diligence… Done Right A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat
  • Clean ’19 Preview: New Orleans Promises an Experience Like No Other
  • The Business Mind: The Obstacle Becomes the Way
  • Digital Marketing: Go Beyond Basic Website Maintenance
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Industry News

A Business Evolution

Over the Years, Spector Textile Products Has Shifted Its Focus – And Grown Its Operation A century ago, Lawrence, Mass., was a world center for textile manufacturing – featuring a great stone dam that fed an extensive system of canals to provide hydropower to the...

Statewide to Open New Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently announced that it will open a new office in Smyrna, Ga. The new facility will feature sales and service teams, as well as a showroom, an equipment warehouse, and a fully stocked parts department. In addition, the company will host...

Aaxon to Host Seminar for Laundry Investors

Aaxon Laundry Systems has announced that it will hold an investment seminar this May at the company’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Aaxon Consultant Frank P. D’Annunzio will lead this educational session, which will include insight into securing laundromat...

CLA Connect LIVE Turns a Triple Play in February

Current laundry owners and potential investors – along with distributors and manufacturers – gathered in Burbank, Calif., on February 20, in Seattle on February 21, and in Raleigh, N.C., on February 27 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge...

United Financial Adds Industry Veteran Kirk Stone

United Financial Corp., a nationwide leasing and equipment financing company based in West Des Moines, Iowa, recently announced that laundry industry veteran Kirk Stone has joined the company and will oversee its new Commercial Laundry Finance Division. Stone formerly...



The Laundry Doctor

WDF 101: Back to Basics, Part 2

Consistently Folding and Professionally Packaging Your Customers' Garments Are Keys to a Successful Wash-Dry-Fold Business[This is the second in a series on running a successful wash-dry-fold service. Part One appeared in the April issue.]Last time, I discussed how to...

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The Business Mind

Taking the Scientific Approach

How to Leverage Today's Neuroscience Research When Running Your Laundry Business The world of science is ablaze - hotter than ever before in recorded history. Modern-day research is uncovering useful and practical information at supersonic speed in so many areas. For...

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Dollar Coin Only Store with Larry Adamski

The Dollar Coin issue is always a hot topic so I thought I would talk with one of the pioneers (maybe THE Pioneer) of dollar coins in Laundromats  Larry Adamski, owner of Muskegon Laundromat in Muskegon, Michigan.          ...

Retooling: The Gateway to a Stronger Industry

For the past year or so, I’ve been traveling the country giving presentations on how to become a better, more successful laundry operator. I’ve been talking to store owners, distributors… basically, anyone who will listen. I’ve gone to Coin...


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