Wash with Wally: Pricing Your Delivery Service, Installing an HVAC System, More…

I want to advertise my drop-off wash-dry-fold service, as well as the pickup-and-delivery option I offer with this full-service product. I currently charge an extra $10 for pickup and delivery, and this seems to be turning away some potential business. Should I change...

Please Advise…

Successful Laundry Owners Share the Best – And Worst – Business Advice They’ve Ever Received “In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.” – Hack Wilson, Major League Baseball Player from 1923-1934 “No enemy is worse...

State Lawmakers Intensify Focus on Service Taxes

Here Are Some States to Watch… Along with Predictions for 2020 In 2019, state lawmakers across the country introduced 25 bills aimed at expanding their sales tax bases to services. Although just one of these proposals became law (a Washington Business and Occupation...

CLA Announces Four Upcoming Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. These events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Georgia October 15 in Atlanta “Natural Gas...
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Protecting Your Assets

Protecting Your Assets

Critical Insurance Coverage and Considerations for Today’s Laundry Owners [This is the first in an ongoing series of articles covering business insurance issues for vended laundry owners.] Insurance. Ugh! Who really wants to think about it? After all,...



Take Your Wash-Dry-Fold Service to the Next Level As today’s society becomes more starved for time – and as markets for traditional vended laundry services grow increasingly competitive – the wash-dry-fold laundry business have been a consistent bright spot for many...

Creating a Winning Team

Creating a Winning Team

Staffing Your Brand New Vended Laundry Business As laundry owners, we live and die by “The Rule of 10." In other words, a new customer’s very first impression of your store occurs in the first 10 feet, the first 10 seconds and the first 10 words. You’ve just designed...


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...

BCC Payments Names VP of Route Sales, Distributor Relations

BCC Payments, a provider of laundry payment systems, has hired Mark Sperry as vice president of route sales and distributor relations. Sperry has been brought on board to further empower the company’s customer relationships and to provide efficient solutions to their...

EVI Industries to Acquire Professional Laundry Systems, Affiliates

EVI Industries Inc., a commercial laundry distributor headquartered in Miami, recently announced that it has executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Commercial Laundry Products Inc., Professional...

WASH Bolsters Midwest Operations

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., recently named Jaime Crawford its director of business development, Midwest sales. In addition, the company has hired Amanda Hedglen as its district sales manager in Detroit. “WASH is entering a...

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...

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,...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

The Coin Laundry Association held CLA Connect LIVE events on April 30 in Marietta, Ga., and again on May 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Introduces Video Series

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently launched the first video in a series, which has been created to help educate potential laundry investors, along with current store owners. According to SLE, the company’s new “The Investors Talk Series” focuses on investors’...

Local Chamber of Commerce Honors Washin Coin Laundry

Alabama’s Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center recently recognized Washin Coin Laundry/Golden Springs Laundry Company with the organization’s 2019 Sustaining Small Business Award. This award is presented to a business that – through “extraordinary...

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...

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  • Please Advise…: Successful Laundry Owners Share the Best – And Worst – Business Advice They’ve Ever Received
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Industry News

Laundrylux Acquires Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry

Laundrylux recently announced its acquisition of Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry, which is based in Dallas and led by Mike and Kellie Blumberg. “Our partnership with Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry solidifies our position in the key Texas market,” said Laundrylux...

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...



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

Better Living Through Science

Better Living Through Science

Four Research Findings Sure to Benefit You and Your Laundry Business With an advanced degree in clinical psychology and being a member of the American Psychological Association, I am a regular reader of a number of technical journals in the field. Not surprisingly,...

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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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