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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Can’t-Miss Education Opportunities at Clean 2017

Are you ready for the laundry industry's premier event, The Clean Show? You may already have heard that, for the first time in 20 years, the exhibits have been sold out. This year's event has in Las Vegas has already proven to be popular based on attendance numbers....

CLA’s COO, Michael Sokolowski, at the PlanetLaundry Booth

Chief Operating Office and veteran of the laundry business, Michael Sokolowski, will be present at the PlanetLaundry booth (Booth #811) at The Clean Show in Las Vegas on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. He will be available to answer any questions about getting into...

CLA’s COO, Michael Sokolowski, at the PlanetLaundry Booth

Chief Operating Office and veteran of the laundry business, Michael Sokolowski, will be present at the PlanetLaundry booth (Booth #811) at The Clean Show in Las Vegas on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. He will be available to answer any questions about getting into...

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Free Laundry Day Detroit Served Hundreds From the Local Community

At Coinless Laundromat in Detroit, owner Omar Laurencin graciously offered the use of his company's facilities for a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day on November 1, 2017. This spectacular event was organized and executed through the concerted efforts of several...

Wash with Wally: Mat Rental, Marker Stains and More…

I have landed a commercial account with the local sewer and water department, washing their leather gloves. But I am having trouble getting the gloves soft and pliable. I also could use some tips on how to remove all of the dirt, grime and grease on them. I would...

Something New is Afoot

If you're reading this, you are – simply by virtue of doing so – among the cream of the crop. You are someone who is willing to dig deep to find every little nugget that can further reinforce your commitment to your chosen place in our industry.More importantly, it...

Aaxon Announces Laundry Aesthetic Award Winner

Aaxon Laundry Systems, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently named its second Laundry Aesthetic Award winner of 2017. Theo Spyer, former Aaxon controller turned laundry owner, was presented the award by Aaxon's marketing team of Brittany Pettineo and Amber Perkins,...

Statewide Laundry Wraps Up Investment Seminars

Statewide Laundry Equipment - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami - recently concluded a series of free investment seminars, which were held across the state of Florida. These events were hosted by Statewide's Jim Rogers and Noel Orozco. The purpose...

Is It Time to Retool?

Upgrading Your Vended Laundry Business Can Deliver a Quick ROI and a Growing Customer Base[This is the first of a two-part series examining the key factors to consider when retooling a self-service laundry.]It's no secret that we all like new things… the latest and...

2017: The Year in Review

Industry Insiders Examine the Past 12 Months – And Share Their Thoughts on What's Ahead for the Vended Laundry BusinessIt's impossible to recap the past year in the vended laundry business without acknowledging the success of the Clean Show, which celebrated its 40th...

The Buyer’s Journey

How to Bring Back Laundry Customers Year-RoundLast year, retail sales topped $655 billion during the months of November and December, and that number is expected to grow. The end-of-year rush to spend money on friends and family is always a good time for businesses,...

2017: The Year in Review

Industry Insiders Examine the Past 12 Months – And Share Their Thoughts on What's Ahead for the Vended Laundry BusinessIt's impossible to recap the past year in the vended laundry business without acknowledging the success of the Clean Show, which celebrated its 40th...

The Mind of the Customer

7 Not-So-Obvious Insights into Customer Psychology Sure to Help You Grow Your Business I've come to the conclusion that the greatest threat to a self-service laundry's growth - and perhaps even its survival - in our modern, high-tech and significantly diversified...

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Huebsch Announces Store Owner of the Quarter

Huebsch has named Glen Sheeley the latest recipient of its Store Owner of the Quarter Award. The Sheeley family has been involved in the car wash business in Orange County, N.Y., for decades and had already owned two combination car wash/laundromats before deciding to...

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 investors...

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...

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The Laundry Doctor

When ‘App-ortunity’ Strikes…

Consumer Awareness of On-Demand, App-Based Laundry Services is Growing – And That May Change the Game for Many Operators Early last year, this magazine published an in-depth cover story examining the on-demand home delivery and locker-based drop-off models that were...

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The Business Mind

Did You Hear the One About… ?

Here Are Three Examples of the Many Business Lessons That Can Be Derived From Everyday Humor Over the years, I've noticed that instructional philosophies on life and business are very often hidden within humor and jokes - and these "lessons"(as well as the amusement...

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