ASAE Honors CLA, LaundryCares with 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award

ASAE has honored the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation with a 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A awards program. “On behalf of everyone at the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation, I would like...

Aaxon Now Scheduling In-Store Visits

Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced that it will be visiting laundromats this fall by appointment. As an alternative to the company’s annual fall shows, Aaxon will go directly to the owners – visiting stores in Orlando in...

‘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...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

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Common Sense vs. Company Policy

The concept of common sense clashed with company policy in a decision regarding an El Torito Restaurant in Burlingame, Calif. A disabled individual requested permission to use the employee restroom on the first floor, to avoid dealing with the 18-stair climb leading...

Some Advice on Giving Advice

A member of the Coin Laundry Association recently called me regarding an adverse ruling in small claims court, which resulted in a $770 judgment against the laundry owner. Apparently, an attendant employed by the owner assisted a customer – at the customer's request –...

‘I’m Behind in My Rent! What’s Next?’

As the title character, Harold Hill, in the Broadway musical, "The Music Man," observes, "Trouble! Right here in River City!" Substitute the name of your hamlet for River City and the message should be clear. In most states, a three-day notice to pay rent or quit must...


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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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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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.

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2020 Industry Survey

For the last 24 years, the CLA has enlisted the help of Readex Research to conduct a comprehensive laundry industry survey. Learn more…

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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
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Industry News

ADC to Host Service School

Educational Sessions To Be Held June 2-4 at the Company's Offices in Fall River, Mass. American Dryer Corp. has announced a new free education initiative aimed at helping self-service laundry owners and OPL operators. To be held over three days in June, ADC's service...

CLA Salutes Laundry Industry Leaders

Trade Association Announces 2015 Award Winners The Coin Laundry Association's Awards Committee has announced the 2015 recipients of the CLA Industry Awards. The committee recognizes the top volunteers in the self-service laundry industry every two years. All awards...

Continental Adds New Graphic and Web Designer

Ronell Hubanks Joins Wisconsin-Based Manufacturer Continental Girbau, Inc. has named Ronell Hubanks its new graphic and web designer. He brings to the company 15 years of graphic design, corporate branding, website design and social media marketing experience. In his...

WashClub Partners with Texas Laundry Business

Licensing Agreement with Wash It Kwik Brings On-Demand Pickup and Delivery to the Dallas Market WashClub, a tech-based laundry and drycleaning company with on-demand pickup and delivery in New York City, is rolling out its services in the Dallas area through a...

WASH Laundry CIO Featured at Microsoft Business Event

John Buccola Speaks at Convergence 2015 in Atlanta WASH Laundry Chief Information Officer John Buccola recently served as a featured speaker at the keynote presentation during Convergence 2015, which is Microsoft Corp.'s premier event for its business community....



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