The First Lady of Literacy in the Laundromat

An Interview with New York University’s Dr. Susan Neuman Dr. Susan B. Neuman is a professor of childhood and literacy development at New York University. Previously, she has been a professor at the University of Michigan and has served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary...

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,...

Fourth-Generation Drycleaner Opens First Vended Laundry

The owners of City Cleaners, based in Akron, Ohio, recently opened a 3,000-square-foot vended laundry adjacent to the family’s drycleaning business, which has been in operation for four generations. The brand new Laundromat City is fully attended and equipped with the...

In the City

L.A. Laundry Owner Ronnie Morales Discusses Operating in a Dense, Urban Marketplace Ronnie Morales currently owns two Laundry 360 locations in Carson, Calif., which is located just outside of downtown Los Angeles. A former insurance agent for State Farm, Morales knew...

The Next Generation

Originally posted - Nov issue/2012 Building a Successful Multi-Generational Laundry Business Like most self-service laundries, the World's Largest Laundromat – located in the Chicago suburbs – is a family business. "I'm always telling people it's a family business,...

Be a Better Boss

Originally posted - March issue/2012 Are You Doing Everything Possible To Help Your Attendants Build Your Business? Despite a feeble labor market and uncertain economic environment, many American workers are fed up with their work situations and looking to make...

2014: The Year in Review

Originally posted - Nov 26, 2014 It's that time of year again – a time to reminisce about the 365 days gone by… and to try to predict what the next 365 have in store. Everyone does it – from the largest television networks to the most niche bloggers. This month, we...


Sharpen Your Business Focus in 2015

January 2015 It's my pleasure to be able to serve as your chairman of the Coin Laundry Association's Board of Directors for 2015. I've spent the last 10 years on the board and have had the opportunity to meet many successful people in our great industry – store...

The More People …. The More Dirty Clothes

"Demography is destiny." - William H. Frey, author of "Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Re-making America" In the midst of the New Year's Eve hoopla, I came across a tweet in my Twitter timeline from the U.S. Census Bureau. The message exalted the...

Wholesale Commercial Expands into Northeast Region

Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment S.E. LLC, headquartered in Southside, Ala., has announced that it now serves self-service laundries in Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and areas of New Jersey, including the counties of Mercer, Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Salem,...

Super Laundry Names Regional Vice President

Super Laundry has named industry veteran Bob Eisenberg as its new regional vice president. With more than 30 years of laundry business experience, Eisenberg will oversee the company's office in King Of Prussia, Pa. "Bob brings national and regional experience to Super...

Wealth Inequality Wider Since Great Recession

The Great Recession, fueled by the crises in the housing and financial markets, was universally hard on the net worth of American families. But even as the economic recovery has begun to mend asset prices, not all households have benefited alike, and wealth inequality...

Speed Queen Multi-Housing Names New Sales Manager

Alliance Laundry Systems has promoted Craig Madson to North American sales manager of Speed Queen Multi-Housing. Madson succeeds Chuck Melton, who will retire in 2015. "Craig has been a valuable asset to Alliance for many years, and his experience with sales and...

Laundry Systems of Tennessee Names New Service Manager

Laundry Systems of Tennessee, based in Sevierville, Tenn., recently promoted Sean Cloonan from service technician to service manager. "Sean is an extremely hard worker who gives his utmost to help out customers in need of technical service," said company owner Jeff...

Yankee Equipment Names COO

Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc., based in Barrington, N.H., has appointed Peter Limoncelli its chief operating officer. Limoncelli has held a variety of positions at Yankee throughout his 22-year career, ranging from field sales to sales management to executive-level...

U.S. Mint: No Change to Coins

In December 2014, the U.S. Mint submitted its biennial report to Congress regarding its ongoing Alternative Metals Study. The report included a recommendation that no changes be made to the composition of circulating coins. The report goes on to summarize the Mint's...

Maintaining Your Wireless Network

If You Haven't Revisited Your Network Since It Was Set Up, Now Is the Time If you're a laundry owner like me, you're accustomed to routine equipment maintenance, such as removing lint from the fronts of dryers or cleaning HVAC condenser coils. No big deal, right?...

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Industry News

Free Laundry Day Scheduled for August 31 in NYC

CLA, Eastern Funding, LaundryCares and Laundry Depot Team Up to Provide Free Laundry Services to Those in Need On Aug. 31, Laundry Depot in Bay Shore, N.Y., will offer a free laundry event, sponsored by Eastern Funding, the Coin Laundry Association and the...

Firestone Financial Joins Berkshire Hills

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Firestone Financial Corp. Firestone is now known as Firestone Financial, LLC and is operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. "This partnership brings together two organizations with rich...

Continental Creative Services Debuts New Website and Logo

Continental Creative Services – a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations company – recently unveiled its new logo and mobile-friendly website ( The site is "content rich, simple to navigate, graphically pleasing and search...

WASH Names New Executive Vice President

Paul Cummins to Oversee Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Business Development Groups WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems – a laundry facilities management service company, based in El Segundo, Calif. – has announced that Paul Cummins will join the company as...



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