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...

SAMCO Announces Change in Leadership

SAMCO recently announced that Adrienne Gibbs and Melissa Roberts have assumed management of the company’s day-to-day operations, with future plans of total ownership of the distributor. Gibbs, who has been with the company since 2000, started out answering the phones...

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...

Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...
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Is It Time to Retool?

Upgrading Your Laundry Business Takes Planning and the Right Partnerships[This is the second of a three-part series examining the key factors to consider when retooling a self-service laundry.]Any great project starts with the right partner leading the way. That's...

Making Connections, Part 2

The Basics of Setting Up a Secure, Successful Wireless Network at Your Laundry Business[This is the second in a series of articles written to offer helpful suggestions about where to begin and how to better manage an existing or planned Wi-Fi network. Among the topics...

Putting Your Profits to Work

Some of Today's Top Owners Discuss the Ways They're Reinvesting in Their Growing Laundry OperationsAs the story goes, a teenaged Warren Buffett partnered with one of his friends to buy a used pinball machine for $25 – which the high school buddies promptly installed...

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PayRange Names New VP of Sales

PayRange Inc. - a developer of app-based mobile payment systems for automated retail based in Portland, Ore. - has named Cecil Ledesma its new vice president of enterprise sales. Ledesma spent the last 20 years at USA Technologies, most recently leading the company's...

Statewide Wraps Up Spring Road Shows

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami – recently finished its three-day series of annual spring road shows, beginning on March 13 in Tampa at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, followed by a stop in Orlando on March 14, and...

Aaxon Donates Laundry Equipment to High School Wrestling Team

Aaxon Laundry Systems has donated a Huebsch washer and dryer to the wrestling program at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The equipment was installed in the locker room area and enables the coaches and student athletes to wash their athletic gear,...

Creating a Buzz

Here's a Look at the Advantages of Word of Mouth Advertising – And How Your Laundry Business Can Best Leverage ThemWay back, long before social media, the internet, television, radio, printing or even "business" itself (at least as we are familiar with it these days),...

Wash with Wally: Removing Commercial Laundry Stains and More…

I own a successful coin laundry in a small town in the Midwest. One of my promotions is giving my customers free detergent - all they need Monday through Friday. The problem I have is that some of the customers use too much of the detergent and over-suds the washers....

Business Bio: Happy Life Laundromat

Matt Clark and Brian Harrington Happy Life Laundromat Cherry Valley, Ill.Before Getting Into the Laundry Business…Matt and Brian were involved in self-storage management and construction.Store OpeningJanuary 14, 2018Business Hours8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily...

Making Connections, Part 4

The Basics of Setting Up a Secure, Successful Wireless Network at Your Laundry Business[This is the fourth in a series of articles written to offer helpful suggestions about where to begin and how to better manage an existing or planned Wi-Fi network. Among the topics...

The Keys to Profitable Vending

Are You Maximizing Your Laundromat's Beverage and Snack Vending Operation? Beyond washers, dryers and folding tables, perhaps the most commonly found pieces of equipment in nearly every self-service laundry are vending machines. In fact, according to recent Coin...

WDF 101: Back to Basics

Here's What to Consider Before Launching Your Wash-Dry-Fold Service[This is the first in a series of columns on running a successful wash-dry-fold business.]I've been receiving a lot of phone calls lately from new laundry operators just getting into the industry –...

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Laundrylux Adds Teeters to Electrolux Distribution Network

Laundrylux has announced that Teeters Products, based in Fletcher, Ohio, is the newest addition to the Electrolux Professional laundry equipment distribution network for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. "We're thrilled to welcome such a professional and customer-centric...

Alliance to Discontinue Primus Brand in U.S., Canada

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that it will no longer sell its Primus-branded equipment in the United States and Canada, as of November 1. However, the brand will continue to be sold globally outside of North America. "Our decision to discontinue sales of...

Hamilton Engineering Adds Regional Manager, Restructures Sales Team

Hamilton Engineering has named Tyler Segur its new regional sales manager in the eastern U.S. markets, while the company also announced a new sales team lineup." We have the most knowledgeable and responsive sales professionals in the business," said Director of Sales...

Maytag Offers a Look at New Multi-Load Washer Production Line

As part of the 59th Maytag Commercial Laundry Meeting in Fall River, Mass., 150 people – including Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, City Councilman Cliff Ponte and Bristol County Chamber of Commerce Manager of Business Development Joe Trilling – recently gathered to...

Continental Strengthens Marketing Staff

Continental Girbau Inc. recently boosted its marketing department with the addition of Graphic Designer Carissa Derge and Web and Multimedia Designer Matthew Liefke. Derge orchestrates a number of design functions within the company's marketing department. She joined...

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Minimizing Payroll, Maximizing Productivity

With Labor Costs on the Rise, Getting the Most Out of Your Staff is Critical to the Success of Your Wash-Dry-Fold and Commercial Laundry Business As a small-business owner, you’re very likely aware that there’s a movement in cities and states across the...

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Avoiding Surprises

Running a small business is far from an exact science. And operating a self-service laundry – with all of the market-by-market idiosyncrasies this entails – at times can be even less of a sure thing. With PlanetLaundry's cover story in May focusing on industry myths...

Clean 2015: Basic Training – Coin Laundry Style

In addition to veteran laundry owners looking to stay one step ahead with regard to the latest trends and technology, the Clean Show has always served as a starting point for potential investors doing their due diligence. However, as the economy improves and with a...

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