Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Adds to Services Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has named Robert Gonzalez its new foreman for growth and quality elevation in services. With more than 42 years of experience in delivering laundry equipment and supplies, Gonzalez is a perfect fit to spearhead...

‘It’s a Win-Win’

Texas Laundromat Teams with Local Elementary School on Childhood Literacy Program Wash It Kwik laundromat in Denton, Texas, is just a quarter-mile down the road from the Newton Rayzor Elementary School. Simply due to their close proximity to each other, the two...
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Three Keys to a Thriving Laundry Business

Three Keys to a Thriving Laundry Business

Store Owners Who Focus on These Critical Aspects of Their Operations Will Dramatically Boost Their Odds of Long-Term Success You’ve opened a laundromat! Congratulations! As a small-business owner, you are among the 13.3 percent of people in the United States who own...

Are You Covered?

Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Bracing for Impact

Bracing for Impact

Sewer Impact or Tap Fees Are a Reality in the Vended Laundry Industry – But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Fight Back As commercial real estate rents continue to rise and more markets are being characterized as “mature" (with more than a few established laundromats in...

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Aaxon Announces New VP of Multi-Housing Laundry

Aaxon Laundry Systems has named Mark Freesman its new vice president of multi-housing laundry. The industry veteran previously worked for Aaxon’s partner, Alliance Laundry Systems, and will help direct Aaxon’s investment and growth strategy in multi-housing projects –...

Firestone Financial EVP/COO Assumes Top Leadership Position

Firestone Financial, a subsidiary of Berkshire Bank, recently announced that Michael Smith – the company’s former executive vice president and chief operating officer – has assumed the company’s top leadership position. Long-time CEO David Cohen transitioned out of...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Adds to Services Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has named Robert Gonzalez its new foreman for growth and quality elevation in services. With more than 42 years of experience in delivering laundry equipment and supplies, Gonzalez is a perfect fit to spearhead...

‘It’s a Win-Win’

Texas Laundromat Teams with Local Elementary School on Childhood Literacy Program Wash It Kwik laundromat in Denton, Texas, is just a quarter-mile down the road from the Newton Rayzor Elementary School. Simply due to their close proximity to each other, the two...

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....

LaundryCares Announces Free Laundry Day in New Orleans

On June 19 – the day prior to the start of Clean Show 2019 – the LaundryCares Foundation will hold a free laundry day in the show’s host city of New Orleans. This event, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will take place at two locations simultaneously within...

Clean ’19 Sells Out Exhibit Space

With less than one month until Clean 2019 kicks off at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, exhibit space is officially sold out. The textile care industry’s premier exhibition will be held June 20-23. The 2019 edition of this event follows in the...

CG West, Elite Business Investments Host Successful Open House

Continental Girbau West and Elite Business Investments recently co-hosted the Pre-Clean Preview Open House at CG West headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The event drew Southern California vended laundry owners and investors, who took advantage of equipment...

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Laundries Connecting Communities: The Clean Show 2019 Opener

Clean 2019 Opens with Packed Session Focused on the Initiatives of the LaundryCares Foundation Coin Laundry Association President and CEO Brian Wallace welcomed more than 150 attendees to the organization's first educational seminar of Clean 2019 at the Ernest N....

LaundryCares Foundation Hosts Free Laundry Day in New Orleans

On the eve of Clean 2019, the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation hosted a free laundry day in New Orleans. This event was held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at two laundry locations in the show’s host city — Laundromat Zone and Wash World. Free Laundry...

Yankee Equipment Hosts Record-Breaking Sales Event

Yankee Equipment Systems' St. Patrick’s Day Sales and Education Exhibition broke attendance and sales records for the annual weekend event. Vended laundry owners and potential investors from throughout the New England and upstate New York areas packed the Westin Hotel...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

Aaxon Announces New VP of Multi-Housing Laundry

Aaxon Laundry Systems has named Mark Freesman its new vice president of multi-housing laundry. The industry veteran previously worked for Aaxon’s partner, Alliance Laundry Systems, and will help direct Aaxon’s investment and growth strategy in multi-housing projects –...

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On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance of...

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The Business Mind

Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

It May Be Time to Give Your Vended Laundry Operation a Reboot “There ain’t no future living in the past" – George “Sparky" Anderson, former Major League Baseball manager Human organisms come equipped with memories for a good reason. One is to retain things learned,...

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Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

I’m short on drying capacity at my store. During the weekends, I have customers waiting for the dryers. Should I add more 30-pound stack dryers, which are what I currently have? Or should I replace at least some of the 30-pounders with larger-capacity stack dryers? If...

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Digital Marketing

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...

Viewpoint

Open for Business

For the grand opening of its Canadian flagship location, Lululemon – the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company – offered free merchandise to the first 30 people to run naked through its new retail outlet. As you can imagine, the media was all over this...

Building Strong Connections

More meetings in more places for more people. This is the goal of the reinvented affiliate program and the new meeting concept that the Coin Laundry Association is excited to launch. In the May 2018 issue of PlanetLaundry, CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace wrote the...

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