Laundry Literacy Coalition Unveils Read, Play & Learn Kits

The Laundry Literacy Coalition – comprised of the LaundryCares Foundation and Too Small to Fail – has partnered with Lakeshore Learning and Scholastic to offer new Family Read, Play & Learn kits, developed specifically for vended laundries. The kits are uniquely...

Huebsch Honors Gulf States Laundry Machinery with Industry Benchmark Award

For the second consecutive year and fourth time overall, Huebsch has presented Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co., and its Houston and Atlanta branches, with the manufacturer’s highest honor – the 2018 Industry Benchmark Award (formerly known as the Distributor of the...

CLA Connect LIVE Hosts Midwest Events

Current and potential store owners, along with distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Beachwood, Ohio, on July 30 and in Bloomington, Minn., on July 31 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at two recent CLA Connect LIVE events. The...

Diamonds in the Rough

What Makes a Laundry Ideal for a Successful Turnaround? There’s been a lot of talk about purchasing and retooling older, neglected laundromats. And, in recent years, it has proven to be a great strategy for many savvy laundry operators looking to grow their...
Building Your Dream Laundromat

Building Your Dream Laundromat

What to Consider When Constructing Your First Laundry Business The key to getting through the buildout or construction phase of your vended laundry project can be quite simple. Just hire an experienced, licensed general contractor who already has a couple of...

Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware

Eight Best Practices to Follow When Buying a Property As the old saying goes, "Let the buyer beware." And never are those words more accurate then when purchasing a property to be used for a vended laundry business – whether you're looking to buy an existing store or...

Before Signing Your Laundry Lease…

Before Signing Your Laundry Lease…

Sitting Down to the Negotiation Table for the First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know First things first… with respect to your laundry lease, the best advice I can offer is be sure you have an experienced commercial real estate attorney by your side to help navigate...

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Free Laundry Day to Benefit Miami Area

On Monday, March 25, 2019, My Sunny Laundry will simultaneously host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in the Miami area from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The two locations are: My Sunny Laundry, 16897 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes, Fla. 33015 My Sunny Laundry,...

CLA Connect LIVE Travels East

Current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered in North Bethesda, Md., on March 5 and in King of Prussia, Pa., on March 6 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the CLA Connect LIVE events. The Maryland event...

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...

Wash with Wally: Treating Smoke-Damaged Garments

I’ve been approached by an insurance company to launder clothing and bedding that has been damaged by smoke from house fires. Before I accept the offer, I was wondering if smoke-damaged clothing requires any special care. Also, is there any special way to treat...

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...

Appeal to Your Laundry’s Diverse Demographic Mix

Provide a Colorful Palette of Services – And Smile All the Way to the Bank All vended laundries are different and cater to their own unique demographics. No two locations are the same. To maximize revenue generated from a specific demographic, it makes sense to appeal...

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Laundry Solutions Named 2018 Speed Queen Distributor of the Year

Speed Queen recently awarded Laundry Solutions Company with the manufacturer’s highest distributor honor – the 2018 Distributor of the Year. This marks the third time in six years Laundry Solutions has won the award. Laundry Solutions Company, headquartered in...

Mulberrys Opens First Dallas Location

Laundry and drycleaning provider Mulberrys Garment Care – with stores in San Francisco’s Bay Area and Minnesota’s Twin Cities – has opened its first retail location in Dallas, in the city’s University Park neighborhood. The company has been providing service in Dallas...

Continental Transitions Novak to Inside Sales

Continental Girbau Inc. has transitioned Eric Novak to the position of inside sales associate. Since May 2016, he has served as a customer care associate. In his new role, Novak interfaces closely with Continental customers, distributors and staff; manages lead...

Continental Honors Three Staff Members for 15 Years of Service

Continental Girbau Inc. recently recognized three staff members for 15 years of service. They are Senior Technical Support Specialist Neal Gadzinski, Finance Services Manager & International Sales Manager Pam Kuffel and Customer Experience Specialist II Karen...

Continental Welcomes New Team Members

Continental Girbau Inc., based in Oshkosh, Wis., recently named Geanie Wilson as its new shipping receiving specialist, while Joanne Wilson has been appointed accounting assistant. Geanie Wilson assists with receiving and the fulfillment of equipment and parts orders,...

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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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Positioned for Success

Positioned for Success

How to Strategically Locate Your Business Directly into the Minds of Potential Customers I would guess that more than a few small-business owners are not familiar with the marketing term “positioning.” It is a close relative (but not an identical twin) of traditional...

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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 Laundry Association events,...

Reimagining Our Future Potential

Welcome to 2017! I’m honored to be serving as your Chairman of the Board for what I envision will be a historic year for the Coin Laundry Association. For the first time, we are embarking on a comprehensive process to reimagine the future potential of our trade...

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