LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...
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A Decade Removed from the Credit Crunch of the Great Recession, Here’s What It Takes to Secure Financing in Today’s Economy Growing your laundry business without outside funding can make you feel as though you’re trapped in a perpetual catch-22. You need to hire...

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

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...

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Statewide Laundry Equipment Adds Two New Road Show Stops

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Smyrna, Ga. – has added two new stops in North Carolina and Georgia to the company’s series of Road Shows this October. In addition to two previously scheduled events in Florida,...

Aaxon Announces Upcoming Expo in Miami

Aaxon Laundry Systems will host the Future of Laundromats Tech Expo on September 18 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami Airport East in Miami. According to the company, this event will be “an immersive, day-long experience for laundromat owners to gain...

Maytag Hosts 60th Annual Meeting, Salutes Outstanding Customers

More than 200 individuals from 18 countries recently attended the 60th Maytag Commercial Laundry Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The event included a look at the company’s new multi-load washer, product insights and...

Clean 2019: A Recap from New Orleans

Taking a Look Back at the Industry’s Trade Show and Convention Technology was center stage at this year’s Clean Show in New Orleans. “Technology is beginning to rapidly disrupt the vended laundry world,” noted Sharon Brinks, who owns The Laundry Station in Wichita,...

Wash with Wally: Tackling Dirty Football Uniforms

I own a self-service laundry, and one of my clients is our local high school. We wash the football team’s uniforms during the season. We’re located in “red dirt country,” which presents its own challenges when it comes to getting those uniforms clean. However, last...

LG Electronics Leads Funding Round for Washlava

LG Electronics will be the lead investor in a Series A equity financing for Washlava, a Tampa-based company that has brought its cashless mobile technology to the laundry industry. Terms of the financing, including how much will be invested, has not been disclosed....

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...

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The Laundry Chute Expands College Services, Announces Partnerships

The Laundry Chute, LLC, has expanded its collegiate services in Pittsburgh and beyond for the 2019-20 school year, providing “peer-to-peer, on-demand laundry ecosystems to increase campus machine uses,” according to the company. To bolster its offerings, The Laundry...

Eastern Funding Hosts Successful New York Workshop

Eastern Funding hosted a capacity crowd at its most recent Laundry Improvement Workshop in Melville, N.Y. This event, which was the fifth in the series, was attended by a cross section of the laundry industry – including owners, potential investors, local distributors...

Registration Still Open for Upcoming CLA 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, distributors and manufacturers: CLA Connect LIVE – Southern California September 10 in Santa Monica, Calif. “A...

Wash-Dry-Fold POS Promotes Gollahon to Equity Partner

Wash-Dry-Fold POS has named Sales and Marketing Director Ian Gollahon an equity partner in the company. Gollahon started with Wash-Dry-Fold POS in 2016, shortly after the company was established. “I was focused on fulfilling incoming orders, and I needed somebody to...

RICHCLEAN Names New President

The Board of Directors of RICHCLEAN recently announced the promotion of Matthew Gilman to president of the company. Matthew succeeds his father, Barry Gilman, in this position. Barry held the leadership spot at the company since its inception in 1975. “Barry decided...

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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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Let’s Get Creative

Let’s Get Creative

Strengthen Every Aspect of Your Laundry Business by Building Your Creativity “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." – Maya Angelou, American poet Where would we be without creativity? The answer very likely is some version of “nowhere."...

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Continuing to Do Well by Doing Good

Thank you for the continuing privilege of serving you as the chair of the Coin Laundry Association's Board of Directors. Here we are at mid-year - our financial results for the first two quarters are in... and summer is upon us. The reports are in from Minding Your...

Clean 2017: Las Vegas (or Silicon Valley?)

"Let's go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday." – Steve Jobs Of course, the industry's largest biennial gathering is coming to Las Vegas next month. But, you would be forgiven for mistaking the acres of new equipment, products and...

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