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...
Are You Covered?

Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Bracing for Impact

Bracing for Impact

Sewer Impact or Tap Fees Are a Reality in the Vended Laundry Industry – But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Fight Back As commercial real estate rents continue to rise and more markets are being characterized as “mature" (with more than a few established laundromats in...

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Whether Selecting a New Laundry Site or Keeping an Established Store Thriving, Industry Experts Reveal the Data You Need to Know The age-old adage for retail success – which most certainly includes vended laundry businesses – has long and invariably been, “Location,...

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Continental Girbau Changes Name to Girbau North America

Continental Girbau Inc. has changed its name to Girbau North America. Spearheaded by Girbau Global Laundry Solutions – the parent company of the North American subsidiary – the name change to Girbau North America provides a clearer representation of the company and...

Laundrylux Acquires Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry

Laundrylux recently announced its acquisition of Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry, which is based in Dallas and led by Mike and Kellie Blumberg. “Our partnership with Texas Coin and Commercial Laundry solidifies our position in the key Texas market,” said Laundrylux...

CLA Salutes Industry Leaders  

The Coin Laundry Association has announced the recipients of its 2019 Industry Awards. The winners were recognized at Clean 2019, at a special cocktail reception on Saturday, June 22, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year’s honorees are: The...

Clean 2019: Wash-Dry-Fold Dominates Day Three

The wash-dry-fold business continues to be one of the largest growing segments of the vended laundry industry — and the future of this full-service offering is on many laundry owners’ minds. This is why the Coin Laundry Association dedicated its first educational...

CLA Hosts First ‘Women in Vended Laundry’ Luncheon

More than 90 laundry professionals took part in the Coin Laundry Association’s first-ever “Women in Vended Laundry” luncheon program on Day Two of Clean 2019 in New Orleans. The program kicked off the association’s Women in Vended Laundry initiative, with a goal of...

Messe Frankfurt: ‘We Will Not Reinvent What is Working Well’

On the first day of Clean 2019 in New Orleans, the show’s new owner, Messe Frankfurt, held a news conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. “We’re honored that you gave us your trust,” said Messe Frankfurt Senior Vice President Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, whose...

Laundries Connecting Communities: The Clean Show 2019 Opener

Clean 2019 Opens with Packed Session Focused on the Initiatives of the LaundryCares Foundation Coin Laundry Association President and CEO Brian Wallace welcomed more than 150 attendees to the organization's first educational seminar of Clean 2019 at the Ernest N....

LaundryCares Foundation Hosts Free Laundry Day in New Orleans

On the eve of Clean 2019, the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation hosted a free laundry day in New Orleans. This event was held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at two laundry locations in the show’s host city — Laundromat Zone and Wash World. Free Laundry...

Yankee Equipment Hosts Record-Breaking Sales Event

Yankee Equipment Systems' St. Patrick’s Day Sales and Education Exhibition broke attendance and sales records for the annual weekend event. Vended laundry owners and potential investors from throughout the New England and upstate New York areas packed the Westin Hotel...

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Sales Tax Victory in Connecticut

Self-Service Laundry Retains Tax Exemption The recent $43.4 billion budget bill passed by the Connecticut General Assembly includes a number of changes to the Connecticut tax laws, including an expansion of the sales tax base to include new services. Fortunately,...

Fourth-Generation Drycleaner Opens First Vended Laundry

The owners of City Cleaners, based in Akron, Ohio, recently opened a 3,000-square-foot vended laundry adjacent to the family’s drycleaning business, which has been in operation for four generations. The brand new Laundromat City is fully attended and equipped with the...

Imonex Launches New Website

Imonex – which recently marked four decades in the self-service pay arena – unveiled its new website to showcase the company’s expanding coin and token acceptor product line and to help guide laundry owners with innovative payment solutions. Visitors to imonex.com can...

WASH Names New C-Level Executives

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., recently appointed two new C-suite executives to its management team. Arthur J. (AJ) Long has been named chief financial officer, and Andres de Armas has joined the company as its chief revenue...

Alliance Laundry Systems Acquires Commercial Equipment Company

Alliance Laundry Systems has reached an agreement to purchase the distribution assets of Commercial Equipment Company. The deal is expected to be finalized for closing in July. Headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas, CEC has been serving laundry owners in central and...

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Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Build Your Business by Becoming the Comforter-Cleaning Specialist in Your Marketplace In today’s world of drycleaners and commercial laundries all trying to carve out their own special niche by adding extra services, such as residential wash-dry-fold laundry and...

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Are You a Good Role Model?

Are You a Good Role Model?

Success in the Workplace Leads to Success in the Marketplace Did you know that the strategies you use as a laundry owner in your workplace dictate employee performance and their specific behaviors toward your customers? This article is about you, the laundry owner,...

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Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

I’m short on drying capacity at my store. During the weekends, I have customers waiting for the dryers. Should I add more 30-pound stack dryers, which are what I currently have? Or should I replace at least some of the 30-pounders with larger-capacity stack dryers? If...

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Of all the factors impacting the success of a laundromat, site selection is right up there with having sufficient capital to launch and operate a new business. Both affect a business' chances of succeeding to a larger degree than almost any other factors.With that...

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