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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It’s Show Time: A Preview of Clean 2017

The Laundry Industry's Largest Trade Show and Convention to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary in Las VegasIn 1977, six professional associations got together to host a collaborative convention and trade show for the textile care industries. This inaugural event, which...

It’s Show Time: A Preview of Clean 2017

The Laundry Industry's Largest Trade Show and Convention to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary in Las VegasIn 1977, six professional associations got together to host a collaborative convention and trade show for the textile care industries. This inaugural event, which...

Dryers: Stop, Look and Listen

Here Are Some Simple Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Tumblers Running Smoothly… and ProfitablyLint. It barely has any weight to it. Who would have thought something so seemingly innocent could be so potentially destructive?However, if left unchecked, lint can cause a...

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Aaxon Names ‘Laundry Aesthetic Award’ Winner

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently presented Philip Kodroff - owner of Laundromart in Hollywood, Fla. - with the distributor's "Laundry Aesthetic Award." The award is presented to Aaxon laundry-owner customers in recognition of their dedication toward operating...

Wash with Wally: Cleaning Drain Lines and Lint Traps

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...

Eastern Funding Gives Back with Habitat for Humanity Projects

Eastern Funding LLC recently joined forces with Habitat for Humanity New York City on projects to create affordable homes for families in need. On September 20-21, more than 50 Eastern Funding employees volunteered at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in Hollis,...

Detergent Solutions Hosts Service Seminar, Store Tour

Store owners and technicians from across lower Michigan recently attended a Dexter Laundry service seminar and toured a unique self-service laundry facility during an event hosted by distributor Detergent Solutions in the Detroit suburb of Utica. The two-part service...

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...

Rising from the Ashes

Alabama Laundry Owner Lends a Helping Hand to Local Nonprofit Recovering from a FireFor a couple of years now, Alabama laundry owner Ken Barrett has been donating unclaimed items from his three vended laundries to Community Enabler Developer, a nonprofit group based...

Your Website Sucks!

Here Are 10 Reasons Why Your Laundry Business' Site Very Likely May Need Some Immediate AttentionIt's time for some tough love.Your website sucks. No… really. It really, really sucks!But that's OK, because it's fixable. You think famous artists, athletes or anyone...

Business Bio: OLE Super Coin Laundry

Bruny Costantino and George Gautreaux OLE Super Coin Laundry Allentown, Pa.Before Getting into the Laundry Business…Costantino and Gautreaux also own several daycare operations, as well as additional retail businesses.Store OpeningMay 19, 2017Business HoursOLE Super...

Once Upon a Laundry

Here's a Look at a Day in the Life of a Laundry Owner - And at All of the Many Business and Life Lessons It Can Teach Us There are so many different opportunities to learn. One method is to enroll in formal classes at a school or university. Another way is to attend a...

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Laundrylux Announces Promotions, New Hires

Laundrylux has announced a series of management changes, which will take effect January 1, 2018. Neal Milch, CEO, will assume the role of executive chairman of the board of Laundrylux." The world is changing incredibly fast," Milch said. "And my highest value to the...

Huebsch Recognizes Gulf States Laundry Machinery

Huebsch recently honored several distributors at a ceremony at the Foundation Room inside the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.Among the award winners, Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co. was recognized for top sales achievement over the prior year...

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...

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...

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The Ozone Revolution

If You Haven't Thought About Adding Ozone Injection to Your Laundry Operation, Now Is the Time to Start Considering It I was in my office at my store recently when one of my attendants came in and told me there was someone there who wanted to speak with me. As it...

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The Business Mind

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Five Psychological Insights That Can Help You Dramatically Improve Your Advertising and Marketing "Before you can have a share of market, you must have a share of mind" – Leo Burnett, advertising pioneer Warning: This article will encourage you to want to "disturb the...

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