Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a...

Speed Queen Unveils Laundromat Franchise Program

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that its subsidiary – Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, as...

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

New Learning Space to Highlight Free Laundry Day in Phoenix

On November 12, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a free laundry day event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Local Laundry in Phoenix. These events provide free laundry services and cleaning products to underserved communities across the country, as well as free food...
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Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...

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,...

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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...

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Aaxon Announces New VP of Multi-Housing Laundry

Aaxon Laundry Systems has named Mark Freesman its new vice president of multi-housing laundry. The industry veteran previously worked for Aaxon’s partner, Alliance Laundry Systems, and will help direct Aaxon’s investment and growth strategy in multi-housing projects –...

Firestone Financial EVP/COO Assumes Top Leadership Position

Firestone Financial, a subsidiary of Berkshire Bank, recently announced that Michael Smith – the company’s former executive vice president and chief operating officer – has assumed the company’s top leadership position. Long-time CEO David Cohen transitioned out of...

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...

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....

LaundryCares Announces Free Laundry Day in New Orleans

On June 19 – the day prior to the start of Clean Show 2019 – the LaundryCares Foundation will hold a free laundry day in the show’s host city of New Orleans. This event, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will take place at two locations simultaneously within...

Clean ’19 Sells Out Exhibit Space

With less than one month until Clean 2019 kicks off at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, exhibit space is officially sold out. The textile care industry’s premier exhibition will be held June 20-23. The 2019 edition of this event follows in the...

CG West, Elite Business Investments Host Successful Open House

Continental Girbau West and Elite Business Investments recently co-hosted the Pre-Clean Preview Open House at CG West headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The event drew Southern California vended laundry owners and investors, who took advantage of equipment...

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Renovated Colorado Laundry Holds Grand Re-Opening

Evans Express Laundry Center in Evans, Colo., recently hosted a grand opening celebration – complete with wash and dry promotions, food, and giveaways. The store’s customers and local business owners attended this event, with the first 50 people through the door...

American Changer Purchases Assets of Triad Design Group

American Changer Corp. has finalized an asset purchase agreement with Triad Design Group Inc., a manufacturer of self-service money changers serving a variety of industries. Triad’s culture of providing high-quality products and services, as well as developing...

Caldwell & Gregory Announces Partnership with Equipment Marketers

Caldwell & Gregory – a provider of laundry service programs to the college market headquartered in Richmond, Va. – recently announced its partnership with Equipment Marketers, based in Cherry Hill, N.J. C&G, which has served the laundry market for nearly 30...

Laundrylux Acquires Direct Machinery Corp.

Laundrylux recently acquired Direct Machinery Corp., based in Hicksville, N.Y., and led by CEO Ron Hirsch. “Direct Machinery has represented Milnor and Chicago Dryer commercial laundry machinery with distinction for many years, serving diverse institutional customers...

Sales Tax Victory in Connecticut

Self-Service Laundry Retains Tax Exemption The recent $43.4 billion budget bill passed by the Connecticut General Assembly includes a number of changes to the Connecticut tax laws, including an expansion of the sales tax base to include new services. Fortunately,...

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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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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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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. Larry has over 45 years experience as a Laundromat...

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,...

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