‘In the Middle of Every Difficulty Lies Opportunity’

How to Stay Wired to Successfully Deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic Can I be completely honest with you? I certainly don’t in any way mean to minimize the very real human toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacted. However, I’m finding this whole coronavirus mess to be...

The Next Chapter

Laundry Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a First-Time Store Owner After more than 20 years of helping would-be laundromat owners finance their entrepreneurial dreams, Stephen Gramaglia has opened his own vended laundry business – CleanFresh...

The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat

A Look at the Current Utilities Markets – And What Laundry Owners Are Doing to Control Costs Natural gas futures collapsed to a 25-year low below $1.50 per MMBtu in late June, due in part to an ongoing supply glut made worse by the coronavirus-induced drop off in...

Wash with Wally: Ozone Injection vs. COVID-19

My laundromat has two banks of washers – for a total of 16 machines – that feature ozone injection. I was wondering if ozone is effective at killing the COVID-19 virus. If so, I will definitely want to begin extensively promoting and advertising this feature of my...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

The Coin Laundry Association closely monitors updates regarding the coronavirus pandeminc. Click here to learn more and access resources.

Taking a New Route

Originally posted - May 28, 2014 Each year, billions of dollars go through apartment laundry rooms, which provide basically the same service your laundromat offers. And, although the target demographics for self-service laundries and apartment laundry rooms are...

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,...

Store Design: Built to Succeed

Originally posted - Jul 31, 2014 Other than location, the most crucial contributing factor to the ultimate success or failure of any self-service laundry is the layout and design of the store's interior. "When you spend time and attention on the layout and design of a...

Headlines

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...

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,...

Raising Cash: Financing Your Entrepreneurial Dream

Small-business lending at big banks ended 2014 on a high note. In fact, they approved 21.1 percent of the loan requests they received from small businesses last December, according to Biz2Credit's monthly small-business loan index. That's up from 20.8 percent in...

Dealing with Flood Damage

Originally posted - Dec 05, 2012 First and foremost, to all of you who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath, please know that the thoughts and prayers of those of us here at Dexter Laundry are with you, your families and your communities. As many of you...

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?...

Going Through Rebab

Originally posted - Oct issue/2012 Written By: Chris Aycock A New Multi-Store Owner Discusses How He's Breathed New Life into a Couple of Old, Closed-Down Laundromats Professionally, I'm a software engineer, not a coin laundry veteran. However, during the last three...

Going Through Rebab

Originally posted - Oct issue/2012 Written By: Chris Aycock A New Multi-Store Owner Discusses How He's Breathed New Life into a Couple of Old, Closed-Down Laundromats Professionally, I'm a software engineer, not a coin laundry veteran. However, during the last three...

Going Through Rebab

Originally posted - Oct issue/2012 Written By: Chris Aycock A New Multi-Store Owner Discusses How He's Breathed New Life into a Couple of Old, Closed-Down Laundromats Professionally, I'm a software engineer, not a coin laundry veteran. However, during the last three...

Dealing with Change (No Matter What Life Throws at You)

Change is Omnipresent, and It's Not Going Away - Embrace It! "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Dr. Viktor Frankl, noted Austrian psychiatrist Did you know that the word "change"is one of the most commonly used...

A Laundry Life

  An Interview with "Wash with Wally" Columnist Wally Makowsky   To say that Wally Makowsky is a successful laundry supplier to the Chicago area market would be accurate – but it would be missing the point. Of course, Makowsky is also the author of...

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Webinar: Pros and Cons of Building a New Laundromat

CLA will host successful store operators who will share their experiences in building a new laundromat and what they learned along the way. Register today.

Ozone

Adding Ozone Wash to your Laundry

Using ozone for washing isn’t a new concept. Commercial laundries have been taking advantage of ozone’s cleaning properties for years. Attend this webinar to learn more about this growing trend in the self-service laundry business.

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This Month's Issue

  • The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat:  A Look at the Current Utilities Markets – And What Laundry Owners Are Doing to Control Costs
  • Federal Reserve, U.S. Mint Team Up to Alleviate Coin Shortage
  • Wash-Dry-Fold: Independent Contractors vs. Store Employees
  • Up Close: Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a
    First-Time Store Owner
  • And more…

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American Cleaning Institute Releases Industry Sustainability Report

The American Cleaning Institute's 2015 Sustainability Report showcases the cleaning products industry's progress toward sustainable development and unveils the ACI's first-ever industry "materiality assessment," which maps the critical risks and opportunities facing...

WASH Laundry Appoints New District Sales Manager

Pete Aronchick to Oversee the Company's South Florida Region WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems has appointed Pete Aronchick as its district sales manager for the company's south Florida region. In his new role, Aronchick will be based in WASH's branch office in Miami...

SBA Proposes Changes to Business Loan Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration has proposed revisions to its regulations for determining affiliation under the organization's business loan programs, as well as its surety bond guarantee program. These revisions are designed to simplify eligibility...

Pew Research: The Changing Face of America

How Future Immigration Will Impact the U.S. Population by 2065 A snapshot of the United States in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today's white majority, according to new...

Make Wash Time Talk Time

Join Self-Service Laundries Nationwide in Helping Children Learn and Succeed in Life We know that families spend an average of 2.5 hours during each visit to the laundromat – it's just part of a regular routine for many parents. With this in mind, Too Small to Fail –...

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