What the CARES Act Means for Laundry Owners

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill in an effort to offer some financial relief to the nation, which has been shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The package – called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

CLA Forced to Cancel Excellence in Laundry Conference

In light of the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions within the state of California, the Coin Laundry Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Excellence in Laundry Conference. The event – which had...

Trump Signs COVID-19 Worker Relief Bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a measure created to ensure paid sick leave for workers and to widen coronavirus testing. Senators overwhelmingly supported the House bill that covers the cost of all coronavirus...

CCI Celebrates 20 Years in Business

This year marks the 20th year of business for CCI, more formally known as Card Concepts Inc. “As with many things in life, time has flown by,” said CCI President Steve Marcionetti. “I remember our first card system install as if it were yesterday.” Twenty years is no...

CLA COVID-19 Update

Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other appropriate national and local public health authorities.  CLA’s top priority is the health and well-being of our members and their customers. Learn more and access resources by clicking the button below.

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...


LaundryCares Adds Industry Veteran

The LaundryCares Foundation recently announced that laundry industry veteran Dan Naumann has agreed to join the organization as its executive vice president. His responsibilities extend to the day-to-day operation of the foundation, as well as working to scale up...

‘Ready,’ Set… Read!

LaundryCares Partnership with ReadyNation Leads to Growing Number of Laundromat Reading Programs Across the Country The recent launching of a reading corner at Foxy Lady Laundry in Miami is a prime example of the strong and growing partnership between the Coin Laundry...

CLEC Names General Manager of Houston Office

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co. has hired industry veteran Mike Hand to be the general manager of the company's CLEC-West facility, located in Houston. "Mike's experience in the laundry industry and track record of success in leading projects makes him the...

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...

Washlava Wins Electrolux Future of Laundry Challenge in China

Washlava, a mobile technology company based in Tampa, has announced that its patent-pending technology recently won first place in the Electrolux Future of Laundry Challenge in China. Electrolux - headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden - asked companies to submit their...

CG West to Host Vended Laundry Service Seminar

Continental Girbau West will hold a vended laundry service school on November 7 at the company's headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. This free educational session, which is open to vended laundry owners and maintenance personnel, also will offer a one-day parts...

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Industry News

A Business Evolution

Over the Years, Spector Textile Products Has Shifted Its Focus – And Grown Its Operation A century ago, Lawrence, Mass., was a world center for textile manufacturing – featuring a great stone dam that fed an extensive system of canals to provide hydropower to the...

Statewide to Open New Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently announced that it will open a new office in Smyrna, Ga. The new facility will feature sales and service teams, as well as a showroom, an equipment warehouse, and a fully stocked parts department. In addition, the company will host...

Aaxon to Host Seminar for Laundry Investors

Aaxon Laundry Systems has announced that it will hold an investment seminar this May at the company’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Aaxon Consultant Frank P. D’Annunzio will lead this educational session, which will include insight into securing laundromat...

CLA Connect LIVE Turns a Triple Play in February

Current laundry owners and potential investors – along with distributors and manufacturers – gathered in Burbank, Calif., on February 20, in Seattle on February 21, and in Raleigh, N.C., on February 27 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge...

United Financial Adds Industry Veteran Kirk Stone

United Financial Corp., a nationwide leasing and equipment financing company based in West Des Moines, Iowa, recently announced that laundry industry veteran Kirk Stone has joined the company and will oversee its new Commercial Laundry Finance Division. Stone formerly...



The Laundry Doctor

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

Down to a Science

Five Research Findings That Can Jumpstart Your Marketing Strategy As small-business owners, you most likely write your own advertising. And, if you have no formal training or experience in copywriting, I'm willing to wager that you use what is referred to as a...

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