Upgrading Your Laundromat

Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project Since opening my first laundromat – O-Town Laundry in Salt Lake City – approximately five years ago, I’ve retooled three more stores, am currently building two stores and have three more waiting in the wings. Working with...

CLA Announces Speakers for Excellence in Laundry Conference

Every two years, the Coin Laundry Association hosts the Excellence in Laundry Conference, drawing hundreds of laundry industry professionals from across the country. The 5th biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring world-class speakers and industry...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in New Jersey

Current and potential store owners, as well as laundry equipment distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Hackensack, N.J., on February 5 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the most recent CLA Connect LIVE event. The program...

Industry Roundtable: Maximizing the Dry

Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Dryer – And Its Impact on Today’s Laundry Owners and Customers What’s really new with dryers and drying? Dryers and the very act of drying clothes and other items, by definition, represent half...

Ready for Excellence 2020?

Registration is now open for the CLA’s Excellence in Laundry Conference with inspiring speakers and networking in San Diego May 13-14. Get your tickets to Excellence today!

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...

Making a Good First Impression

Here Are 10 Key Exterior Design Elements That Impact Your Customers Before They Ever Walk Through Your DoorsThe exterior setting of your laundry can – and will – have a direct impact on your store's overall performance. Simply put, it's all about perception and its...

Making Connections

The Basics of Setting Up a Secure, Successful Wireless Network at Your Laundry Business[This is the first in a series of articles written to offer helpful suggestions about where to begin and how to better manage an existing or planned Wi-Fi network. Among the topics...

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Mulberrys Expands into Dallas Market

Mulberrys Garment Care, an eco-friendly laundry and drycleaning provider, has announced its expansion into Dallas. The company also has a presence in the Minneapolis and San Francisco markets. In Dallas, the company will offer on-demand service via its mobile app,...

Continental Adds New Team Members

Continental Girbau Inc. recently welcomed three new team members: National Accounts Manager Kylie McArthur, Consumer Financing Associate Grant Meerdink and Technical Services Manager Shannon Rose. McArthur develops and executes strategies for achieving national...

EnviroStar to Acquire Scott Equipment

EnviroStar, Inc., headquartered in Miami, recently announced that it has executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Houston-based Scott Equipment, Inc. for $13 million - half of which will be paid in...

Laundry One to Host Open House

Laundry One will hold an open house on September 20 at the company's headquarters in Canal Winchester, Ohio. This free event is being held to help educate store owners and potential investors about the latest products available from Dexter Laundry and other industry...

Wash with Wally: The Importance of Rinse Cycles

Due to the high cost of water, I recently eliminated the last two rinses on all of my washers. My machines are now set to deliver a prewash, a wash cycle, and one rinse cycle. Did I make a mistake, or is everyone doing this these days? Honestly, I don't know of any...

Get More Bang for Your Buck

Eight Sure-Fire Tips for Maximizing the Impact and Effectiveness of Your Laundry's Marketing BudgetMarketing means money out of pocket, but it's essential to the revenue growth of your laundry business. So, when making a marketing investment, be sure to get the...

Life Before Laundry

Owners Open Up About Their Professional Backgrounds Prior to Running Their StoresJust taking a wild guess here – but it's probably likely that the vast majority of those of you reading this sentence right now never thought you would ever in a million years be in (or...

Excellence 18: Learning from the Best

The Industry's Leading Operators Descend on Southwest Florida for a High-Tech Look at an Evolving BusinessMore than 200 of the nation's leading laundry owners and industry executives recently joined their peers for two days of high-level networking and progressive...

Maytag Finance and Planning

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This Month's Issue

  • Manufacturers Roundtable: The State of the Vended Laundry Dryer
  • Business Management: Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project
  • The Laundry Doctor: A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing
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Laundrylux Acquires Golden State Laundry Systems

Laundrylux, headquartered in Inwood, N.Y., has acquired the assets of California-based Golden State Laundry Systems.  “We are thrilled to partner with Mike and Laura Hurrell and the Golden State team in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area to serve the...

Messe Frankfort Acquires Clean Show

It’s a Win-Win: New Deal to Create Enhanced Industry Event, While Building a Stronger Trade Association The Clean Show Executive Committee has announced that it has finalized a deal to sell the biennial industry event to Messe Frankfurt, the largest trade show and...

Knowledge Is King

Another year has come and gone faster than I could have imagined. Many times, I think about my mother, who is in her 90s, talking about how “time flies by so fast" that she couldn’t imagine how it could ever get any faster the next year – but that it always does. What...

Laundry Land Hosts Free Laundry Event in Virginia Beach

More than 1,000 pounds of clothes and linens were recently washed and dried at no charge at the Laundry Land laundromat in the Aragona Village Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, Va. On October 23, Laundry Land hosted a LaundryCares-sponsored free laundry day, which...

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Meeting the Demand for On-Demand Laundry

Here's a Look at Four of the Industry's Leading App-Based Players Last month, I touched on the growth of app-based, on-demand laundry businesses, along with the general public's increased awareness of such services. In this column, I'd like to discuss a few of the...

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The Business Mind

On Your Best (Financial) Behavior

How Understanding Behavioral Economics Can Help You Make Better Financial Decisions Have you ever heard of behavioral economics? If not, you have now! But what exactly is it? In a nutshell, behavioral economics can best be defined as how our individual psychology and...

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