Are You Still Single?

Industry Experts and Veteran Laundry Operators Discuss the Continued Growth of the Multi-Store Ownership Model Michael Addison purchased his first laundromat in New York in 2016 – and he has opened a new location every year since. In southern California, owner Art...

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...

Making a Difference

ReadyNation Salutes the Good Work of The LaundryCares Foundation Gardner, Wallace Receive ‘Business Champion for Children’ Awards As the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation gears up for its 2nd annual Literacy Summit in Chicago this March, the...

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Spring Can Be the Ideal Season to Refresh Your Vended Laundry Business Traditionally, the months leading up to spring provide a perfect opportunity to refresh and brighten up your vended laundry. Most of us tend to experience a spike in business during spring and...
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Business Bio: Coin Laundry 24/7

Osiel CastellonCoin Laundry 24/7Hialeah, Fla.Before Getting into the Laundry Business…Osiel was a professional truck driver and travel agency owner.Store OpeningNovember 2016Business Hours24 hours a day, seven days a weekStaffFour full-time attendants and one...

Minding Your Business

Finding and Retaining Top-Quality Laundry Attendants Many laundry owners are less than successful when it comes to attracting quality frontline attendants in sufficient numbers and then retaining them long enough to realize a solid return on their investment.In fact,...

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...

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‘Innovation Is Not Just a Tagline’

Primus Brings More Than 100 Years of Success in Europe to the North American Commercial Laundry MarketFounded in 1911, Primus began its journey in Europe as a manufacturer of residential washing machines and household dishwashers.During the 1960s, the company realized...

Mastering the Art of the Possible

An Interview with State Tax Expert Joe Crosby Joe Crosby serves as the chief executive officer of MultiState Associates, the nation's leading state and local government relations services firm. He is involved in all aspects of the firm's efforts to help clients...

Managing Your Margins

How Laundry Owners Can Maximize Their Profits Despite Today's Ever-Changing Economic LandscapeSouthern California laundry owner Art Jaeger recently was scheduled to have state officials visit his laundries to conduct a workers' compensation classification audit.And,...

CG West to Host Vended Laundry Profit Symposium

Continental Girbau West will host its Conference of Champions Profit Symposium on April 7 at the company’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. This event – which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – is expected to draw laundry owners and prospective...

An “Excellence” [sic] Opportunity to Connect with Manufacturers

As you may know, the Coin Laundry Association’s biennial conference, Excellence in Laundry, takes place May 16-17, 2018 in Naples, Fla., at the luxurious Naples Grande Beach Resort. While the fun, education, and camaraderie will appeal to all of the attendees, one...

CLEC Completes Purchase of Texas Laundry Service

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co. has completed its purchase of Texas Laundry Service Co. This is the third acquisition for the Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based laundry equipment distributor. “Texas Laundry was a perfect fit for our company as we expand throughout...

Industry Veteran Becomes a First-Time Store Owner

The new Pepper's Express Laundry Center recently opened for business in Mooresville, Ind. – with a familiar name in a not-so-familiar role.The 4,800-square-foot vended laundry is designed to enhance and quicken the laundry process, according to the owners Jim and...

Mulberrys Acquires Laundry Locker

Mulberrys Garment Care – providing service to the San Francisco, Dallas and Minneapolis/St. Paul markets – has acquired Laundry Locker, a San Francisco-based laundry and drycleaning company with more than 350 locker locations throughout the Bay Area. According to...

Technology Topic Revealed for Excellence 2018 Keynote Speaker

At this year's 2018 Excellence in Laundry Conference in Naples, FL, attendees will receive education and training from world-class experts within their concentration area in business. One of this year's keynote speakers is R "Ray” Wang, the...

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CG West Rolls Out New Website

Continental Girbau West, based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has launched a newly redesigned website – www.cg-west.com – which is focused on simple navigation and quality content, according to the company. “CG West serves Southern California with much more than...

Dexter Adds LaundryOne to Vended Laundry Distribution Network

Dexter Laundry recently announced that LaundryOne – a new commercial laundry distributor based in Columbus, Ohio – has been added to the manufacturer's Midwest distribution network for vended laundry equipment.The newly launched LaundryOne serves the vended,...

CG West to Host Vended Laundry Profit Symposium

Continental Girbau West will host its Conference of Champions Profit Symposium on April 7 at the company’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. This event – which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – is expected to draw laundry owners and prospective...

An “Excellence” [sic] Opportunity to Connect with Manufacturers

As you may know, the Coin Laundry Association’s biennial conference, Excellence in Laundry, takes place May 16-17, 2018 in Naples, Fla., at the luxurious Naples Grande Beach Resort. While the fun, education, and camaraderie will appeal to all of the attendees, one...

CLEC Completes Purchase of Texas Laundry Service

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co. has completed its purchase of Texas Laundry Service Co. This is the third acquisition for the Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based laundry equipment distributor. “Texas Laundry was a perfect fit for our company as we expand throughout...

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Is Now the Time to Upgrade Your Laundry?

Laundry owners got an early Christmas present this past December, when the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 was signed into law. This new law permanently (until further notice, at least) expanded the Section 179 deduction limit to $500,000....

Investing in Customer Service Yields Real Value

“The customer is always right.” – Marshall Field When I cite the quote above about the customer always being right, you might be quick to caution “you haven’t been to my laundromat!” Well, I see this well-worn adage as aspirational, if not requiring some...

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