Laundry Literacy Coalition Unveils Read, Play & Learn Kits

The Laundry Literacy Coalition – comprised of the LaundryCares Foundation and Too Small to Fail – has partnered with Lakeshore Learning and Scholastic to offer new Family Read, Play & Learn kits, developed specifically for vended laundries. The kits are uniquely...

Huebsch Honors Gulf States Laundry Machinery with Industry Benchmark Award

For the second consecutive year and fourth time overall, Huebsch has presented Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co., and its Houston and Atlanta branches, with the manufacturer’s highest honor – the 2018 Industry Benchmark Award (formerly known as the Distributor of the...

CLA Connect LIVE Hosts Midwest Events

Current and potential store owners, along with distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Beachwood, Ohio, on July 30 and in Bloomington, Minn., on July 31 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at two recent CLA Connect LIVE events. The...

Diamonds in the Rough

What Makes a Laundry Ideal for a Successful Turnaround? There’s been a lot of talk about purchasing and retooling older, neglected laundromats. And, in recent years, it has proven to be a great strategy for many savvy laundry operators looking to grow their...

Securing and Promoting Your Wi-Fi Access: Clean 2017 Presentation

With the increasing popularity of laundry owners offering Wi-Fi access to their customers, securing your network and marketing this now-common store amenity are critical for today's operators. As a result, Thomas Reamer, a systems engineer for Chicago-based IT...

Vend Pricing: Philosophies and Fallacies

Laundry Owners Discuss Their Pricing Strategies for Success [This is the first of a two-part series on vend price strategies for today’s self-service laundry businesses.] Pricing is perhaps the most exciting, talked-about and gut-wrenching aspect of owning and...

Woven into the Fabric of the Community

The Author Discusses His Business’s Brand – And the Promises He’s Made to His Laundry Customers [This is the first in a two-part series on successfully branding a vended laundry business.] Branding in the laundry industry is not a new topic, nor would I consider...

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CLEC Names New Sales Manager

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co., headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Fla., has promoted Greg Reese to the position of sales manager. Reese has been with the company since 1997. "Greg has been an asset to the CLEC sales organization since he started," said Craig...

Statewide to Host 14 Investment Seminars Across Florida

Statewide Laundry Equipment - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami, Fla. - has released its 2018 Investment Seminar schedule. The 14 seminars, which are free to attend, are focused on those who are curious about getting started in the vended laundry...

General Contractor Selected for Clean 2019

Shepard Exposition Services will be the general contractor for the next Clean Show, which will be held June 20-23, 2019, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Shepard, an Atlanta-based nationwide exhibition service provider, served as general...

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...

Out of Necessity

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." – Mark TwainA recent visit to a laundromat in the Lower Price Hill enclave in Cincinnati got me thinking about our business and the nature of necessity. The aforementioned laundry is Washing Well community laundromat, a...

Alliance Laundry Systems Unveils New Brand Position

Alliance Laundry Systems has unveiled a new mission statement, logo and website. These enhancements position the company's premium brands - Speed Queen, UniMac, Huebsch, IPSO and Primus - as global industry leaders. The company's CEO, Michael Schoeb, described the...

‘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...

Staffing Up

How Today's Labor Market is Impacting the Laundry BusinessWhen Houston laundry owner Rob Maes looks at his 2017 W-2 forms, one number jumps out at him – 600.As in a 600-percent employee turnover rate." In other words," Maes clarified, "on average, we replaced every...

Your Future is Right Now

The Time Has Come to Start Discovering New Ways to Digitize and Personalize Your Laundry BusinessFor decades, we've been looking internally for our future. We've made enormous improvements to our businesses, equipment, and the way we function day to day. The...

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Statewide Laundry Announces Case Study Videos

Statewide Laundry has announced the launching of a new series of videos that the company is calling "Case Study Stories." These case studies will feature Statewide's laundry-owner customers from all across Florida. "Case studies give us the opportunity to examine the...

Alliance to Discontinue Primus Brand in U.S., Canada

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that it will no longer sell its Primus-branded equipment in the United States and Canada, as of November 1. However, the brand will continue to be sold globally outside of North America. "Our decision to discontinue sales of...

Hamilton Engineering Adds Regional Manager, Restructures Sales Team

Hamilton Engineering has named Tyler Segur its new regional sales manager in the eastern U.S. markets, while the company also announced a new sales team lineup." We have the most knowledgeable and responsive sales professionals in the business," said Director of Sales...

Continental Strengthens Marketing Staff

Continental Girbau Inc. recently boosted its marketing department with the addition of Graphic Designer Carissa Derge and Web and Multimedia Designer Matthew Liefke. Derge orchestrates a number of design functions within the company's marketing department. She joined...

Maytag Offers a Look at New Multi-Load Washer Production Line

As part of the 59th Maytag Commercial Laundry Meeting in Fall River, Mass., 150 people – including Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, City Councilman Cliff Ponte and Bristol County Chamber of Commerce Manager of Business Development Joe Trilling – recently gathered to...

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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 Power of Optimism

11 Strategic Steps for Developing a More Positive Outlook on Life and Business Permit me to set the stage for this article with a fascinating true story… The winters in Michigan can be frigid – and the winter of 1994 was no exception. As a result, Dale...

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