What the CARES Act Means for Laundry Owners

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill in an effort to offer some financial relief to the nation, which has been shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The package – called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

CLA Forced to Cancel Excellence in Laundry Conference

In light of the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions within the state of California, the Coin Laundry Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Excellence in Laundry Conference. The event – which had...

Trump Signs COVID-19 Worker Relief Bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a measure created to ensure paid sick leave for workers and to widen coronavirus testing. Senators overwhelmingly supported the House bill that covers the cost of all coronavirus...

CCI Celebrates 20 Years in Business

This year marks the 20th year of business for CCI, more formally known as Card Concepts Inc. “As with many things in life, time has flown by,” said CCI President Steve Marcionetti. “I remember our first card system install as if it were yesterday.” Twenty years is no...

CLA COVID-19 Update

Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other appropriate national and local public health authorities.  CLA’s top priority is the health and well-being of our members and their customers. Learn more and access resources by clicking the button below.

Three Keys to a Thriving Laundry Business

Three Keys to a Thriving Laundry Business

Store Owners Who Focus on These Critical Aspects of Their Operations Will Dramatically Boost Their Odds of Long-Term Success You’ve opened a laundromat! Congratulations! As a small-business owner, you are among the 13.3 percent of people in the United States who own...

Are You Covered?

Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Bracing for Impact

Bracing for Impact

Sewer Impact or Tap Fees Are a Reality in the Vended Laundry Industry – But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Fight Back As commercial real estate rents continue to rise and more markets are being characterized as “mature" (with more than a few established laundromats in...

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CLA Launches Garment Care White Paper with Upcoming Webinar

The Coin Laundry Association will release a new white paper outlining proper garment care and stain removal for laundry professionals on October 16. “Garment Care and Stain Removal Basics for Laundry Owners” is part of the CLA’s Gold Book Research Series of resources...

By the Numbers

An Interview with Ideal Spot CEO Marc Smookler Marc Smookler has started five companies – three of which are market leaders in their respective spaces: a commercial real estate data platform, an online retailer and a unified communications provider. Mr. Smookler’s...

CLA Connect LIVE Announces Upcoming Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. These upcoming events are open to current and potential laundry owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – North Carolina October 2 in Raleigh, N.C....

PWS Adds Payment Systems Specialist

In a move to solidify its place as a complete, full-service commercial laundry distributor, PWS has hired long-time industry veteran Alfredo Duque of AMD Card Solutions. AMD specializes in the installation and service of payment systems in the vended laundry and...

The Urban Laundromat Renewal

Maximizing Turnover, Revenue and Profit In many urban settings, utility, real estate and rent costs are on the rise, which makes doing business there tricky. Luckily, for the vended laundry owner, there are many concrete ways to effectively combat costs, while...

California-Based Laundry Service Receives $10,000 Grant

Royal Quality Laundry, a full-service laundry company based in Malibu, Calif., has been awarded a $10,000 grant to help rebuild the business after last year’s wildfires devastated a good portion of L.A. County. “We lost about 80 percent of our business after the...

Spynr Offers Free Websites for Laundry Owners

Spynr, Inc. – a leading marketing company serving the vended laundry industry – has announced that its team will be building free websites for laundromat owners. “Everyone needs a website these days, but for some it’s still hard to justify the cost,” said Spynr...

Genuine Parts Marks Safety Milestone

The Alliance Laundry Systems Genuine Parts warehouse in Ripon, Wis., is celebrating five years with no lost-time accidents. The facility sends out 134,000 shipments per year, or 670,000 shipments over that five-year period, according to the company. “One year with no...

Register Now for a CLA Connect LIVE Event Near You

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect Live events planned for the next two weeks. The events are open to current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Kansas September 18 in Wichita, Kan. “Ideas to Generate...

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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...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Expands Facility

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently expanded its facility to 18,000 square feet, marking the sixth expansion for the distributorship, and thus “paving way for more sustainable and centralized operations, as well as better solutions for...

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...

HappyNest Adds Two New Locations

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky markets, as well as the Ocean Township, N.J. region. “Dave Menz and his team at Laundry Magician have been a driving force in the pickup-and-delivery business...

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WDF 101: Back to Basics, Part 3

Here's Why Choosing Your Detergent and Landing a Few Commercial Accounts Are Critical Factors for Your New Wash-Dry-Fold Business[This is the third and final installment in a series on running a successful wash-dry-fold service.]Thus far in this series on offering a...

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Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

It May Be Time to Give Your Vended Laundry Operation a Reboot “There ain’t no future living in the past" – George “Sparky" Anderson, former Major League Baseball manager Human organisms come equipped with memories for a good reason. One is to retain things learned,...

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Never Neglect Your Lease

Your lease can make or break your business, and that is especially true in the case of a laundromat. This is because, in most cases, a laundry business will last only as long as its lease.Leases are complicated, legalese-laden documents – typically at least 10 or more...

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...

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