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HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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Decreasing Downtime

Orginally posted - Mar 18, 2013 Every laundromat owner has one thing in common – we all want to maximize the amount of turns per day on our equipment. To every customer, your laundromat never has enough machines for their needs, regardless of the size of the store,...

Round the Clock

Originally posted - Jun 14, 2012 A growing trend among self-service laundries is to stay open 'round the clock – 24/7. Personally, I have owned three laundromats – and two of the three were (and still are) open 24 hours. I also have built many, many more laundries for...

Decreasing Downtime

Orginally posted - Mar 18, 2013 Every laundromat owner has one thing in common – we all want to maximize the amount of turns per day on our equipment. To every customer, your laundromat never has enough machines for their needs, regardless of the size of the store,...

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...

‘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....

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Branded!

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...

Speed Queen

Untouchable ROI from Speed Queen®

Not all equipment upgrades are created equal. See what’s possible with technology specifically made to elevate your store experience and move the needle in revenue.

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Webinar: Why Choose the Laundry Business

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a new business venture? Join CLA for this panel discussion with expert laundry owners if you are considering opening a laundromat.

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This Month's Issue

  • Let the Buyer Beware: What You Should Never Do When Looking to Purchase an Existing Laundromat
  • Guest Feature: Looking Ahead to the Future of Laundromats
  • Up Close: HR in the Age of COVID-19
  • Insurance: What Owners Need to Know About Their Business Coverage
  • The Laundry Doctor: Planning for the New Normal
  • And more…

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Industry News

Continental Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

Wesley Kraemer To Oversee Central U.S. Markets Continental Girbau Inc. has promoted Wesley Kraemer to regional sales manager - Central U.S. Kraemer joined the company in 2010 as a management trainee - a role in which he fielded customer and distributor calls, gained...

Darling’s Sales & Service Celebrates 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary for Darling's Sales & Service Co., a full-service vended and on-premise laundry equipment distributor in Blaine, Minn. "I started the business by doing service work out of my garage," said company founder Ralph Darling. "I...

PWS Hosts Free Service Schools

More Than 250 Laundry Owners Attended the Educational Events PWS recently held service schools at all three of its California offices, which are based in Los Angeles, Redwood City and San Diego. More than 250 laundry owners attended these educational events, which...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Expands Parts Division

Laundry Owners Warehouse, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently expanded its facility to accommodate an inventory of more than 10,000 new and used parts. "Our new showroom and warehouse represent our commitment to providing store owners coast-to-coast the...

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