Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a...

Speed Queen Unveils Laundromat Franchise Program

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that its subsidiary – Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, as...

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

New Learning Space to Highlight Free Laundry Day in Phoenix

On November 12, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a free laundry day event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Local Laundry in Phoenix. These events provide free laundry services and cleaning products to underserved communities across the country, as well as free food...
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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,...

‘Likes’ Don’t Pay the Bills

An Interview with Digital Marketing Expert Crystal Washington Crystal Washington is the owner of CWM Enterprises and co-founder of Socialtunities, a social media instructional brand aimed at training everyone from Gen Ys to Baby Boomers in ways to strategically...

All Things to All People

A Seven-Step Plan for Successfully Developing the ‘Laundry Service Center' Concept at Your StoreThere's no doubt that the "laundry service center" concept is gaining ground within our industry. And for good reason.A true laundry service center packs multiple services...

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Clean 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Clean 2019, which will be held on June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.The Clean Show is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, products and services for commercial laundry, drycleaning and textile...

TLC Tri-State Opens New Distribution Facility

TLC Tri-State Laundry Companies has opened a new, state-of-the-art, 101,000-square-foot distribution facility in Valdosta, Ga. The company recently moved from its previous headquarters in Waycross, Ga., which had occupied a series of smaller buildings totaling...

Aaxon Holds Successful Autumn Expo

Aaxon Laundry Systems, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently hosted its 2018 Aaxon Autumn Expo, which drew laundry owners from across the state. Representatives from Huebsch – including Senior Regional Sales Manager Jason Fleck – presented the manufacturer's newest...

Statewide Laundry Hosts Fall Expos

Statewide Laundry - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami - recently completed a three-day series of Laundry Improvement Expos. The company kicked off the 2018 shows on September 18 at an all-new venue, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center...

Wash With Wally: Keeping Your Drain Line Clear

Is there a chemical and/or preventive maintenance procedure that will keep our main drain line clean? Occasionally, we experience a backup of water, which seems to be due to a buildup of a black greasy residue within the line. Would you recommend a periodic flush of...

WDF

Take Your Wash-Dry-Fold Service to the Next Level As today’s society becomes more starved for time – and as markets for traditional vended laundry services grow increasingly competitive – the wash-dry-fold laundry business have been a consistent bright spot for many...

Creating a Winning Team

Staffing Your Brand New Vended Laundry Business As laundry owners, we live and die by “The Rule of 10." In other words, a new customer’s very first impression of your store occurs in the first 10 feet, the first 10 seconds and the first 10 words. You’ve just designed...

Truth or Consequences

Being Less Than Honest in Your Advertising Will Damage Your Reputation and Cost You Customers “The most powerful element in advertising is the truth." – Bill Bernbach, advertising pioneer The fundamental truism about promoting your self-service laundry is that...

Big in Japan

I’m very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

Business Bio: Green Bay Express Laundry

Steve Dietzen Green Bay Express Laundry Green Bay, Wis.  Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Steve also owns and operates three pawn shops in Wisconsin. Store Opening February 7, 2018 Business Hours 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Staff Four part-time attendants...

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CG West, Elite Business Investments to Host Pre-Clean Open House

Continental Girbau West and Elite Business Investments will co-host a Pre-Clean Preview Open House on Saturday, May 4, at CG West’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The event – scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – is open to all southern California vended...

Low Cost Manufacturing Names New VP

Low Cost Manufacturing Inc. has named Ken MacKay as the company’s new vice president of parts, sales and distribution. Prior to joining LCM, MacKay spent 12 years overseeing the parts department for a major machinery dealer in the laundry industry. He was responsible...

Free Laundry Day to Benefit Miami Area

On Monday, March 25, 2019, My Sunny Laundry will simultaneously host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in the Miami area from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The two locations are: My Sunny Laundry, 16897 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes, Fla. 33015 My Sunny Laundry,...

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Growing Your Business by Serving Your Community

Seniors and Other Niche Market Segments May Be Perfect Opportunities to Build Your Wash-Dry-Fold Clientele In many ways, doing wash-dry-fold laundry for seniors in your community can almost be considered a public service commitment. At my store, I have about half a...

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The Business Mind

Back by Popular Demand

Retention Marketing Methods Will Help Keep Your Current Customers Returning Again and Again"Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again" – Walt DisneyHaving authored numerous articles on the technicalities of – and necessity for – attracting new...

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Mid-Year Report Card

I hope the first half of 2015 has been successful for you and your businesses. Recent surveys and economic indicators are all showing positive results, and it looks to stay that way for some time to come. In addition, the Coin Laundry Association accomplished some...

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...

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