‘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.

When Colleges Offer Free Laundry

A laundry owner located near a state university recently posed an interesting legal question. It seems that the school has begun offering "free laundry" to students residing in its dormitories. And, in fact, this appears to be somewhat of a trend, as an increasing...

Laundry Leases: Exercising Your Option to Renew

The most important asset of your self-service laundry business is your lease. Washers and dryers produce little income in storage or in a parking lot. As you probably know, coin laundry operators are repeatedly advised to enter into long-term lease arrangements,...

Can a Shareholder be Liable for Corporate Debt?

Although the personal liability of shareholders is generally limited to their investment in a corporation, there are circumstances under which corporate protection from personal liability can be set aside by the courts. The basis for setting aside such protection is...

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Commercial Real Estate

Originally posted - Jun 27, 2013 Some of today's self-service laundry owners are multi-store operators who have studied and learned the real estate business thanks to a series of building purchases and retail storefront leases over the years. Others are real estate...

Fighting the Good Fight

Originally posted - May 01, 2013 The protection of the sales tax exemption for self-service laundries has been the Coin Laundry Association's leading legislative priority for more than 30 years. It's an issue the organization continually monitors – and, therefore,...

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....

Beyond Washers and Dryers

Originally posted - Jun 10, 2013 For the last 20 years, multi-store owner Bob Meuschke has averaged an additional 17 percent to 20 percent over and above his gross laundry sales, thanks to his operation's ancillary profit centers. "I am very much pro-ancillary profit...

Beyond Washers and Dryers

Originally posted - Jun 10, 2013 For the last 20 years, multi-store owner Bob Meuschke has averaged an additional 17 percent to 20 percent over and above his gross laundry sales, thanks to his operation's ancillary profit centers. "I am very much pro-ancillary profit...

Cutting Costs….Without Cutting Corners

Originally posted - Mar 11, 2013 As a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ways to bring in more business, to grow your market and to increase your profits. Of course, a great way to boost profits is by cutting expenses. After all, even...

Buyer Beware

Originally posted - Jan 25, 2013 George Morgan has seen it before. "A lot of people fall in love with the idea of being a laundry owner," said the president of Best Laundry Brokers, headquartered in Grass Valley, Calif. "They get so enamored with this feeling. They...

Cutting Costs….Without Cutting Corners

Originally posted - Mar 11, 2013 As a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ways to bring in more business, to grow your market and to increase your profits. Of course, a great way to boost profits is by cutting expenses. After all, even...

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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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Electrolux, Laundrylux Celebrate 60-Year Partnership

Electrolux AB President and CEO Keith McLoughlin recently invited Laundrylux CEO Neal Milch to Sweden for a special ceremony. On behalf of Electrolux, McLoughlin presented Milch with a crystal award to commemorate 60 years of doing business together. "We have a unique...

Huebsch Names Store Owner of the Quarter

Convenience Store/Gas Station Owner Grows Business with Adjoining Self-Service Laundry Huebsch has named Raj Patel its latest recipient of the company's Store Owner of the Quarter Award for Speed Coin Laundry, a self-service laundry adjacent to his convenience store...

WashClub Announces Expansion

Company's Licensing Program Brings On-Demand Laundry Delivery to New Jersey, Pennsylvania WashClub, a tech-based laundry and drycleaning company with on-demand pickup and delivery, is rolling out services in both Mercer County, New Jersey, and Bucks County,...

CG West Schedules Summer Service Schools

During early summer, Continental Girbau West will hold vended and on-premise laundry service schools at its headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. • The EH020 Service School – which will be held May 30 (9 a.m. to noon) – will overview the 20-pound capacity...

Garment Machinery President Named to Laundrydealer.com Board

Justin Oriel, president of Garment Machinery Co. in Needham, Mass., has been named to the Board of Directors for Laundrydealer.com. "Justin has been a big champion of our commercial laundry world and the technology behind it," said Laundrydealer.com President Ilan...

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