2019: The Year in Review

Laundromat Industry Experts Review the Past 12 Months – And Share Thoughts on What May Lie Ahead It’s impossible to recap the past year in the laundromat business without acknowledging the clear-cut success of the Clean Show, which attracted more than 11,000 attendees...

PT. Triton Internasional, Maytag Commercial Laundry Team Up to Launch Equipment Showroom in Indonesia

PT. Triton Internasional has opened its first Center of Excellence in the Asia Pacific market, in collaboration with Maytag Commercial Laundry. The new showroom – in Jakarta, Indonesia – exhibits Maytag Commercial’s latest innovations, and the location increases the...

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

New York Governor, National Grid Announce Lifting of Gas Service Moratorium

New York City laundromat operators and potential investors – as well as other small-business owners and area residents – have an extra reason to give thanks this holiday week. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an agreement with National Grid to...
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Teamwork (Part 2)

Originally posted - Jul 23, 2014 [This is the second of a two-part series on ways to build a successful team of laundry attendants.] We recently reached out to a number of self-service laundry owners and asked them to briefly outline their team management practices...

A Sense of Community

Originally posted - Dec 20, 2013 When the Tasty Baking Company (makers of the popular Tastykake line of snack foods) decided to relocate its production facility, the move opened up a 30-acre parcel of prime real estate in northern Philadelphia, where the company's...

‘Landlord and Tenant’

[ Originally posted - Feb 25, 2014 As the president of Alabama-based Joy Enterprises, Mark Joy is clearly one of the leaders within the franchised fast-food business in his state. With nearly 20 Subway restaurants, a half dozen Long John Silver's locations and a...


Learn From My Mistakes

Originally posted - Oct 09, 2014 When building my two self-service laundries, I really thought I had covered all my bases. I even shared my design with a paid consultant and a few veteran store owners to see what they thought. And yet I still overlooked several...

‘Fun’ for the Whole Family

Orginally posted - Oct 21, 2013 Ask most laundry owners about their landlords and you're likely to get more than a few responses that are less than suitable for a family publication such as ours. Not so with Kevin Moyle, who operates Loads of Fun in Houghton, Mich....

The Customer is Always Right Even When They’re Not

Originally posted - April issue/2012 An Interview with Pennsylvania Laundry Owner Jeryl Knechel Jeryl Knechel operates laundromats in Pennsylvania. He also is the treasurer of the Delaware Valley Coin Laundry Association. He recently took some time to talk with...

‘Power’ Hitter

Originally posted - June issue 2012 Richard Costello is president of Acela Energy Group, an energy consulting group specializing in energy procurement and load management, as well as energy conservation training, auditing and on-site wind and solar generation...

Leading the Way

Originally posted - Jan issue/2012 Kenny Wells has always been and entrepreneur to some degree. Before entering the coin laundry business, he was a real estate broker, primarily managing his own apartments and mobile homes as rental property. Along the way, he also...

Help Your Staff Help Your Business

Originally posted - Aug issue/2012 Winning customer service is your self-service laundry's best competitive advantage. It's the lifeblood of any business. In fact, you can offer promotions and slash vend prices to bring in as many new customers as you want, but unless...


Originally posted - April issue/2012 Building a Brand for Your Self-Service Laundry May Be the Smartest Business Move You Make All Year Think only those big corporate types need to bother with such frivolous, esoteric topics are branding? Think again. Your brand says...

Chain Reaction

Originally posted - Oct 30, 2014 One of every four self-service laundry owners today operates multiple locations, according to the Coin Laundry Association's 2014 Coin Laundry Industry Survey. And that number has risen consistently. Each year, more and more...

It’s a Small World

Originally posted - Oct issue/2012 Alliance Laundry Systems Helps Grow the Self-Service Laundry Business on a Global Level (This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on the international scope of the self-service laundry business, while examining the...

On the Front Lines

Originally posted - Aug issue/2012 Store Attendants Discuss the Laundry Business from Their Perspective It's easy to underestimate the job that self-service laundry attendants perform. However, their duties couldn't be more significant. After all, if a customer has a...

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This Month's Issue

  • CLA Member of the Year: An Interview with Multi-Store Owner Michael Finkelstein
  • Industry Report: The Year in Review
  • Owner’s Manual: Keys to Optimum Dryer Care
  • The Business Mind: Eliminating Friction Points Within Your Laundromat
  • and more…


Industry News

Historic Sales Tax Victory in Iowa

ISSLA-Sponsored Bill Sails Through Both Houses of State Legislature A bill sponsored by the Iowa Self-Service Laundry Association to repeal the existing sales tax on coin-operated laundry recently passed unanimously in the Iowa Senate and is now on its way to Gov....

Great Lakes Commercial Sales Hosts Successful Spring Events

More Than 200 Attend Midwestern Product Expos and Service Schools Great Lakes Commercial Sales, Inc. welcomed more than 200 laundry owners and potential investors to its annual product expos, which were held throughout the Midwest during April and May. The events -...

Texas Laundry Offering Relief for Flood Victims

Wash Day Laundry – through Project Laundry Love – is now offering free laundry services for those affected by the devastating floods in Wimberley, Texas, located southwest of Austin. Until June 5, 2015, volunteers will wash, dry, fold and bag laundry with a 24-hour...

Aaxon Names Multi-Housing Account Executive

Bill Brown to Oversee the Central Florida Market Aaxon Laundry Systems recently appointed Bill Brown to the position of multi-housing account executive for the central Florida market. "I'm honored and excited to be part of the Aaxon family," said Brown, who will be...

Berkshire Hills Acquires Firestone Financial

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. has announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately held Firestone Financial Corp. as an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. Based in Needham, Mass., Firestone is a nationwide commercial specialty...



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