Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

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...
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Get in the Game

Originally posted - Aug 26, 2014 For many self-service laundry owners, the coin-operated amusement industry may be an untapped business opportunity. Games and other arcade-style machines offer outstanding profit potential for store operators who are willing to pursue...

Upwardly Mobile

Originally posted - Oct 02, 2013 On average, adults spend more than two hours every day on their smartphones or using their tablets, according to research by Advertising Age. What's more, nine out of 10 mobile searches lead to an action, and more than 50 percent lead...

Dude, That’s a Totally Gnarly Laundromat!

Originally posted - Oct 11, 2013 Jason Dodge – who owns Milwaukee Laundry & Tanning in Milwaukee, Wis. – has been in the self-service laundry business since 2007. And, until recently, his store has looked pretty much like every other laundromat in town. However,...

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Industry Showcase

Originally posted - June issue/2012 The Latest Products and Services from the Coin Laundry Industry's Leading Companies Alabama Bag Co. Alabama Bag Co., established in 1908 and is located in Talladega, Ala., provides high-quality canvas money bags for coins and...

‘Time’ Is On His Side

Originally posted - Nov issue/2012 New Entrepreneur Opens His First Self-Service Laundry in Upstate New York At only 27, Scott Carey can already see his future – and it involves dirty laundry. Hopefully, lots and lots of dirty laundry. After all, Carey is the owner of...

At Your Service: What Laundry Customers Really Want

Orginally posted - Sep 11, 2013 Attracting and retaining more customers are the keys to any successful business. As a result, figuring out just what it is your laundry customers really want or need to spend their money on – and then giving it to them – is the "holy...

Vital Signs

Neglect Your Store's Signage at Your Own Risk Because a laundromat is a self-service business, there is the tendency among some owners to have a "build-it-and-they-will-wash" attitude toward their stores. In other words, the focus is primarily on the equipment offered...

Think Like an Entrepreneur

Originally posted - Feb issue/2012 Cliff Michaels is a writer, speaker, strategist and entrepreneur. For more than 20 years, he has built companies in real estate, technology, publishing and consulting. He also is the former president and a board member of the Young...

An Allied Force

Originally posted - March issue/2012 David Cotter has worked for trade associations for nearly 30 years, holding various positions at five different associations. He was named executive director (now CEO) of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) in 1993....

It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Originally posted - Sept issue/2012 An Interview with Leading Economic Forecaster Alan Beaulieu One of the country's most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal at ITR Economics, where he serves as president. Since 1990, he has been consulting with...

Designing Woman

Originally posted - Oct 24, 2014 Deborah Burnett is an award-winning, internationally recognized registered interior designer, lighting practitioner, keynote presenter and author. Over her 30-year professional career, Burnett – a principal and partner in the Benya...

What’s Next for Utilities?

Originally posted - Dec 09, 2014 The Energy Information Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating energy information to promote...

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CG West to Host Spring Service Schools

During March and April, Continental Girbau West will hold several vended and on-premise laundry service schools at its headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. These service schools are free. The schedule is: • March 21 (9 a.m. to noon): The EH020 Service School will...

Electrolux Selected for UN Global Compact 100 Index

For the second consecutive year, Electrolux has been included as a constituent in the Global Compact 100, a stock index composed of companies that have signed the United Nations Global Compact. The GC 100 is composed of a representative group of companies with "strong...

CG West Announces New Vice President

Tod Sorensen has been named vice president of Continental Girbau West, a Continental Girbau subsidiary distributorship based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Sorensen – a laundry industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience related to distribution; management;...

WashClub NYC Announces Expansion Plans

WashClub NYC, a tech-based laundry and drycleaning company offering on-demand pickup and delivery, has announced plans to double its customer base in 2015 by launching its first app, expanding its service into Queens and licensing its patented software to...

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