You’re Invited: 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference

A Video Invitation CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace gives a brief overview of what you can expect at the 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference.   Best of the Best  The 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring together top laundry professionals,...

Girbau Group Names Joris as President

Commercial and industrial laundry equipment manufacturer Girbau has appointed Serge Joris as the company’s new president. Joris’ professional career spans more than 25 years of working internationally in key roles at companies in the technology and industry sectors....

Upgrading Your Laundromat

Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project Since opening my first laundromat – O-Town Laundry in Salt Lake City – approximately five years ago, I’ve retooled three more stores, am currently building two stores and have three more waiting in the wings. Working with...

CLA Announces Speakers for Excellence in Laundry Conference

Every two years, the Coin Laundry Association hosts the Excellence in Laundry Conference, drawing hundreds of laundry industry professionals from across the country. The 5th biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring world-class speakers and industry...

Ready for Excellence 2020?

Registration is now open for the CLA’s Excellence in Laundry Conference with inspiring speakers and networking in San Diego May 13-14. Get your tickets to Excellence today!

Is 2020 Finally the Year?

Is 2020 Finally the Year?

If Starting a Laundromat Business is on Your To-Do List for the New Year, Here’s Your Game Plan 2020 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s very symmetrical and pleasing to look at – and kinda fun to say, too. And, for some of you reading this, it may be a lucky...

‘Disruptive in a Good Way’

‘Disruptive in a Good Way’

Utah Landlord Discovers New Success in the Laundromat Industry In 2006, the housing market was starting its quick descent, and rumors of a recession were beginning to rumble. It was during this time that Joe Jepsen decided to make a big move and buy enough properties...

When the Dry Goes Well…

When the Dry Goes Well…

From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into The Overall Business Equation Despite major advances in high-speed washer extraction technology, a laundromat completely free of dryers is still nowhere on the horizon. At the...

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Going Full-Time

Making Laundry Your Main Gig As a part-time business on the side, a laundromat certainly checks off several of the boxes – from such tangible advantages as being a cash business with flexible scheduling for the owner, to requiring no product inventory and (depending...

For Rent

A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing Traditionally, when we speak of doing commercial accounts work in a laundromat setting, we’re most often talking about customer-owned goods. This is where the...

HappyNest Expands into Nashville Market

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has launched a new location in Nashville. “Nashville has quickly become one of the hottest spots in the country, and we wanted to be a part of the action,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “The Wash House has quickly...

LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...

HappyNest Launches Detroit Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest recently expanded into the Detroit market. “We are starting to build our brand in middle America, and Detroit is at the heart of it all,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “Aaron McLean is a great business owner, very...

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...

Aaxon Celebrates Five Years with Toys for Tots Program

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently wrapped up its fifth year of participating in the Toys for Tots program in Florida’s Miami-Dade region. In true holiday spirit, the Aaxon staff selflessly collected toys, which were then distributed on December 17 to children in need...

Industry Veteran Jim Rogers Retires

Long-time industry veteran Jim Rogers has announced his retirement. Rogers retires after 20 years as vice president of sales for Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Georgia – and after helping the company build up...

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This Month's Issue

  • Manufacturers Roundtable: The State of the Vended Laundry Dryer
  • Business Management: Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project
  • The Laundry Doctor: A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing
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CLA Announces Speakers for Excellence in Laundry Conference

Every two years, the Coin Laundry Association hosts the Excellence in Laundry Conference, drawing hundreds of laundry industry professionals from across the country. The 5th biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring world-class speakers and industry...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in New Jersey

Current and potential store owners, as well as laundry equipment distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Hackensack, N.J., on February 5 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the most recent CLA Connect LIVE event. The program...

HappyNest Launches New Location in Kentucky

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Lexington, Ky., market. “As we build our brand in the southeast region, we have several key markets where we want to find the best operators, and Lexington is one of them,” said HappyNest founder John...

HappyNest Expands into Nashville Market

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has launched a new location in Nashville. “Nashville has quickly become one of the hottest spots in the country, and we wanted to be a part of the action,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “The Wash House has quickly...

LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

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The Perfect Complement?

The Perfect Complement?

Here’s How Linen Rental Can Be a Profitable Addition to Your Full-Service Laundry Business One of the easier and more profitable opportunities for vended laundry owners who service commercial accounts – which a number of operators, including myself, have ventured into...

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The Business Mind

Be a Smooth Operator

Be a Smooth Operator

Grow Your Laundry Business by Eliminating Points of Friction Leonardo da Vinci was born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1452. Although he had no formal education, he dabbled in painting (Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, to name a few), sculpting, architecture, engineering,...

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Digital Marketing

Thriving in an Urban Setting

Simple, Effective Tactics for Building Business in Today’s Growing Metro Areas The data is clear. Pew Research recently shared that more people than ever are moving to urban areas and the diversity of our nation’s cities is increasing dramatically. For business...

Go Beyond Basic Website Maintenance

Three Tips to Help ‘Future-Proof’ Your Business’ Site One of the biggest draws of the vended laundry industry is that it’s “future-proof.” In other words, unless there’s some type of apocalypse that none of us see coming, people are going to need to do their laundry....

Viewpoint

A New Laundromat in the Neighborhood?

Not that long ago, I had a competitor build a store right across the street from me. Literally, I could stand at the front door of my laundromat and throw a rock through his window. (Just for the record, I didn’t.) Fortunately, it takes a while to build a store from...

Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

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