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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Clean 2017: A Recap from Las Vegas

Taking a Look Back at the Industry's Trade Show and Convention The Clean Show celebrated its 40th anniversary last month in Las Vegas – and more than 12,000 people joined the party. The biennial event was held June 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center – and 12,563...

Broadcasting Your Brand

A Look at the Various Tools Available to Get Out the Word About Your Laundry Business[This is the second of a two-part series on successfully branding a vended laundry business.]In my last article, I discussed the promises we make to our customers at Perfect Wash –...

Lessons in Leasing

Don't Sign Your Next Laundry Lease Before Reading What Some of Today's Owners Have to Share With Regard to Their Own Lease Experiences[This is the first of a two-part series on obtaining the most favorable lease terms for your laundry business.]When caught in an...


Business Bio: A&Q Laundry Room

Tyesha Offiong A&Q Laundry Room South River, N.J. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Tyesha formerly served as the director for a non-profit organization. Store Opening March 1, 2015 Business Hours 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily Staff Three part-time...

Building Your Marketing Toolkit

Seven Key Components All Laundry Owners Should Have in Their Promotional ArsenalsLet's say you've just built or purchased a vended laundry. How do you get the word out, attract new customers, develop customer loyalty, and continuously grow your business?If you had to...

A New Look for Local CLA Meetings

Reinvented CLA Affiliate Program Aims for More Meetings in More Places, Less Burden on Volunteers Over the past several months, you've seen a couple of columns from recent CLA Board Chairs Jim Whitmore and Ron Kelley, talking about the strategic planning being done at...

Business Bio: Speed Wash

Kurt and Ashley Schroeder Speed Wash Tampa, Fla.Before Getting into the Laundry Business…The Schroeders were involved with the leasing and sales of medical equipment.Store OpeningDecember 8, 2017Business HoursSpeed Wash is open 24 hours a day.Staff6 attendantsTotal...

Pulling the ‘Trigger’

Seven Psychological Triggers Sure to Boost Your Customer Acquisition MarketingWould you like to know how to attract more customers by understanding what piques their interest in your laundry business?For several years, I have written that the key to successfully...

WDF 101: Back to Basics, Part 2

Consistently Folding and Professionally Packaging Your Customers' Garments Are Keys to a Successful Wash-Dry-Fold Business[This is the second in a series on running a successful wash-dry-fold service. Part One appeared in the April issue.]Last time, I discussed how to...

Clean 2017: Exhibit Space Sold Out

For the first time in 20 years, exhibit space for the Clean Show is completely sold out. The biennial event, which is celebrating its 40-year anniversary this year, is scheduled for June 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.In addition, attendee registration also is...

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Industry News

EnviroStar to Acquire Industrial Laundry Services

EnviroStar, Inc. has announced that it executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and to assume certain liabilities of Industrial Laundry Services, Inc., using a combination of cash and EVI stock. Industrial Laundry Services,...

Masters Laundry Equipment to Hold Profitability Seminar

Masters Laundry Equipment recently announced that it will hold a profitability seminar on October 24 at Laundrylux's headquarters in Inwood, N.Y. This one-day event will be presented by Masters Laundry owner Michael Mastorides, who will teach attendees how to create...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Announces Fall Show Dates

Statewide Laundry Equipment - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami - has announced the dates of its Fall Improvement Expo. This event will be held September 18-19 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. Then, on...

[VIDEO] August 2018 Laundry Industry Update by Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace, President/CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, delivers to you the "Laundry Industry Update". This presentation, which is often delivered at distributor shows and other events throughout the nation, gives just a brief overview of some of the happenings...

Western State Design Announces Fall Service School Lineup

Western State Design will host three service schools for vended laundry operators this fall. The training sessions – which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – will be conducted by Dexter Laundry factory representatives and WSD staff members.The schedule is as...



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

Marketing Your Laundry Across Generations

Create Winning Promotional Campaigns by Focusing on Your Specific Customer Base When developing their advertising, many self-service laundry owners often forget that they are attempting to attract customers from a generationally and culturally diversified America. And...

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