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...

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...

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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Timing is Everything

Originally posted - Dec 21, 2012 Looking for a great way to increase your revenue? Have your store open when it's convenient for your customers. Let's assume you're doing everything else right to please your customers. You have the right equipment mix. You provide...

The Top 40

Originally posted - Apr 23, 2013 Are you looking to save money? Attract more customers? Grow your market share? If you're a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ideas. Ideas provide the fuel for you to create value and build success....

The Top 40

Originally posted - Apr 23, 2013 Are you looking to save money? Attract more customers? Grow your market share? If you're a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ideas. Ideas provide the fuel for you to create value and build success....

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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...

CLA Member of the Year

An Interview with Chicago Multi-Store Owner Paul HansenPaul Hansen is a third-generation laundry owner who owns six vended laundries in Chicago. He also currently serves as the president of the Illinois Coin Laundry Association.This past June, at the Clean Show in Las...

Build Your Brand

Originally posted - Dec 23, 2013 As CEO of brand management firm Turkel Brands, Bruce Turkel has been creating and working with valuable brands for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Miami, Mr. Turkel studied design at the University of Florida and rushed to New...

Committed to Your Success

Originally posted - May 06, 2014 Julie O'Rourke has spent the last 20 years in trade association management. For the past four years, she has served as the director of membership for the Coin Laundry Association. Prior to joining the CLA, Julie was the assistant...

‘The Quarter is Our Workhorse’

Originally posted - Apr 02, 2014 Jon Cameron's career in U.S. currency began in 1972 at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In 1987, moving from cash operations to cash policy and Reserve Bank oversight, he transferred to the Board of...

The Tax Man

Originally posted - Feb 20, 2014 Joe Crosby is a senior vice president and principal at MultiState Associates, which provides ongoing legislative monitoring and lobbying assistance to the Coin Laundry Association. Prior to joining MultiState, Crosby spent 11 years...

Giving Back

Originally posted - Nov 19, 2013 Jeff Lindemann likes to say that he's probably not the best businessman. However, the facts are the facts. And the former police officer and his wife, Mandy, currently own and operate not one or two - but three - successful businesses...

‘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...

Second Time Around

Originally posted - Sep 24, 2013 Avenue Coin Laundry in Libertyville, Ill., opened its doors for the first time this past July. However, store owner Ron Parsons is hardly new to the self-service laundry industry. "In 1979, I bought a place called the Carousel Coin...

A New Beginning

Originally posted - Jan 27, 2014 After years of unclogging other people's pipes as a licensed master plumber, Florida's Willy Gibson turned his attention to a completely different type of pipe, as the co-owner - along with his wife Margie - of a Pensacola-based smoke...

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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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