LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...
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Planning & Funding Your Laundry Business

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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...

Face First into Facebook

Isn't It About Time You Started Promoting Your Business on the Largest Social Media Network on the Internet? Here's How…[This is the first in a series of articles on how to market your laundry business through Facebook.]So, you've decided to include Facebook as part...

Industry Showcase 17

The Latest Products and Technologies from the Laundry Industry's Top Companies California multi-store owner Brian Brunckhorst unofficially dubbed the 2017 edition of The Clean Show to be "The Year of Technology." And given the vast array of brand new high-tech...


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...

A New Beginning

When my husband and I bought our first laundromat in June of 2016, I had been employed by Corporate America for more than 30 years. However, I was laid off just 21 days after that laundromat purchase.I had begun my professional career in 1983 as a designer for Bell...

What’s Your Number?

[Knowing How Much Finished Laundry Your Staff Can Produce is Vital to the Health of Your Wash-Dry-Fold BusinessSeveral months ago in this column, I discussed the Japanese principle of Kaizen, which is a philosophy that embraces constant and continual improvement in...

PWS Named Speed Queen Distributor of the Year

Speed Queen has presented its highest distributor honor - the 2017 Distributor of the Year Award - to PWS-The Laundry Company. PWS, headquartered in Los Angeles, has a rich history with Speed Queen and remains one of the most prolific developers of vended laundries in...

Giant Wash Hosts Free Laundry Day, Launches Wash & Learn Program

On May 12, Giant Wash Coin Laundry, located in St. Paul, Minn., kicked off a new Wash & Learn program, in conjunction with a free laundry day at the store. The laundromat hosted the free laundry event in celebration of the new program, offering community members...

Dexter University Graduates Most Recent Sales Academy Class

Dexter Laundry recently hosted distributor sales representatives at Dexter University – Sales Academy. This graduating class was comprised of men and women from around the world, representing five countries and more than 400 years of experience in the commercial...

Statewide Announces Revised Seminar Format

Statewide Laundry Equipment - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami - has revised its investment seminar program, which features a new format and updated information. "The new investment seminar takes a look at the evolution of retail, design and...

Dexter Laundry Salutes Western State Design

Dexter Laundry recently recognized Western State Design at the manufacturer's annual conference and awards ceremony, which was held earlier this year in Rome, Italy. The California-based distributor received top honors for its prior-year sales performance. In all, the...

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  • When the Dry Goes Well…: From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into the Overall Business Equation
  • Laundry 101: Is Starting a Laundromat on Your To-Do List for the New Year?
  • Digital Marketing: What Promotional Methods are Right for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond?
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Industry News

Clean 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Clean 2019, which will be held on June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.The Clean Show is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, products and services for commercial laundry, drycleaning and textile...

TLC Tri-State Opens New Distribution Facility

TLC Tri-State Laundry Companies has opened a new, state-of-the-art, 101,000-square-foot distribution facility in Valdosta, Ga. The company recently moved from its previous headquarters in Waycross, Ga., which had occupied a series of smaller buildings totaling...

Aaxon Holds Successful Autumn Expo

Aaxon Laundry Systems, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently hosted its 2018 Aaxon Autumn Expo, which drew laundry owners from across the state. Representatives from Huebsch – including Senior Regional Sales Manager Jason Fleck – presented the manufacturer's newest...

Statewide Laundry Hosts Fall Expos

Statewide Laundry - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami - recently completed a three-day series of Laundry Improvement Expos. The company kicked off the 2018 shows on September 18 at an all-new venue, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center...

Two New Opportunities for CLA Members

The Coin Laundry Association has announced two new opportunities for its members to become involved – as speakers and sponsors – with the organization’s upcoming CLA Connect LIVE events in 2019. All members are invited to share their expertise and...



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

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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