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...

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...
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Business Bio: Speed Wash

Kurt and Ashley Schroeder Speed Wash Tampa, Fla.Before Getting into the Laundry Business…The Schroeders were involved with the leasing and sales of medical equipment.Store OpeningDecember 8, 2017Business HoursSpeed Wash is open 24 hours a day.Staff6 attendantsTotal...

Industry Roundtable: What’s Next for the Laundry Business?

Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Industry – And Where They See It HeadedWhat's ahead for the vended laundry industry?The resurgent U.S. economy of recent years has strengthened and grown the laundromat business in nearly every...

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...

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CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

Current and potential laundry owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered in Atlanta on January 30 and in Orlando on January 31 to network, enjoy a nice meal and broaden their marketing skills at the first CLA Connect LIVE events of 2019. Both events featured...

Electrolux Professional to Become Public Company in 2020

Electrolux Professional, the professional laundry and professional kitchen equipment division of Electrolux, has initiated the process of becoming a stand-alone public company in 2020. “Electrolux Professional is the only supplier in the professional appliances space...

Laundry One Announces Spring Service Seminars

Laundry One will host basic and advanced service schools for vended laundry operators this spring at the company’s training center in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The basic service seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3, while the advanced session is...

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...

Wash With Wally: Chorine Bleach and Wash-Dry-Fold

I have a successful wash-dry-fold business at my three laundries. I let my attendants do the washing their own way; as long as the customers are happy with the results, I don’t interfere. However, I have question regarding the use of chlorine bleach. None of my staff...

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Statewide Laundry Equipment Introduces Video Series

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently launched the first video in a series, which has been created to help educate potential laundry investors, along with current store owners. According to SLE, the company’s new “The Investors Talk Series” focuses on investors’...

Local Chamber of Commerce Honors Washin Coin Laundry

Alabama’s Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center recently recognized Washin Coin Laundry/Golden Springs Laundry Company with the organization’s 2019 Sustaining Small Business Award. This award is presented to a business that – through “extraordinary...

Laundry Solutions Named 2018 Speed Queen Distributor of the Year

Speed Queen recently awarded Laundry Solutions Company with the manufacturer’s highest distributor honor – the 2018 Distributor of the Year. This marks the third time in six years Laundry Solutions has won the award. Laundry Solutions Company, headquartered in...

Mulberrys Opens First Dallas Location

Laundry and drycleaning provider Mulberrys Garment Care – with stores in San Francisco’s Bay Area and Minnesota’s Twin Cities – has opened its first retail location in Dallas, in the city’s University Park neighborhood. The company has been providing service in Dallas...

Continental Transitions Novak to Inside Sales

Continental Girbau Inc. has transitioned Eric Novak to the position of inside sales associate. Since May 2016, he has served as a customer care associate. In his new role, Novak interfaces closely with Continental customers, distributors and staff; manages lead...

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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),...

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Iowa Laundry Owners Get a Big Raise

"Is this heaven?" "It's Iowa." "Iowa? Could have sworn it was heaven…" – "Field of Dreams" (1989) While the specters of baseball players past may have confused Iowa for heaven in the movie, you wouldn't blame Hawkeye laundry owners for thinking they're living in the...

Vital Signs

Neglect Your Store's Signage at Your Own Risk Because a laundromat is a self-service business, there is the tendency among some owners to have a "build-it-and-they-will-wash" attitude toward their stores. In other words, the focus is primarily on the equipment offered...

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