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.

Maintaining the Ideal: The Keys to Optimum Dryer Care

Maintaining the Ideal: The Keys to Optimum Dryer Care

An Interview with Whirlpool Customer Relations Manager Joe Carrita Joe Carrita has spent more than 23 years in the commercial laundry industry, with a special focus on the on-premises laundry market and customer service. He recently discussed the latest in dryer care...

2019: The Year in Review

2019: The Year in Review

Laundromat Industry Experts Review the Past 12 Months – And Share Thoughts on What May Lie Ahead It’s impossible to recap the past year in the laundromat business without acknowledging the clear-cut success of the Clean Show, which attracted more than 11,000 attendees...

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...


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...

HappyNest Launches Detroit Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest recently expanded into the Detroit market. “We are starting to build our brand in middle America, and Detroit is at the heart of it all,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “Aaron McLean is a great business owner, very...

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...

Aaxon Celebrates Five Years with Toys for Tots Program

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently wrapped up its fifth year of participating in the Toys for Tots program in Florida’s Miami-Dade region. In true holiday spirit, the Aaxon staff selflessly collected toys, which were then distributed on December 17 to children in need...

Industry Veteran Jim Rogers Retires

Long-time industry veteran Jim Rogers has announced his retirement. Rogers retires after 20 years as vice president of sales for Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Georgia – and after helping the company build up...

Is 2020 Finally the Year?

If Starting a Laundromat Business is on Your To-Do List for the New Year, Here’s Your Game Plan 2020 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s very symmetrical and pleasing to look at – and kinda fun to say, too. And, for some of you reading this, it may be a lucky...

‘Disruptive in a Good Way’

Utah Landlord Discovers New Success in the Laundromat Industry In 2006, the housing market was starting its quick descent, and rumors of a recession were beginning to rumble. It was during this time that Joe Jepsen decided to make a big move and buy enough properties...

HappyNest Opens St. Louis Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest recently announced its expansion into the St. Louis market. “We have been interested in expansion into middle America since we launched HappyNest, and we feel Graylin Slater and his team will be a great partner for us...

Leverage Technology for Profit Growth

Transform your store’s customer experience using technology that can help you attract and retain a strong customer base and earn more revenue.

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This Month's Issue

  • Laundries Connecting Communities: Celebrating the Work of the LaundryCares Foundation
  • Meeting Families Where They Are: The Powerful Role of Laundromats
  • Store Profile: New Texas Laundry Embraces Its Community from Day One
  • The Business Mind: Corporate Social Responsibility is More Than Just a Buzzword These Days – And
    It’s Not Just for Big Corporations Either
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Industry News

EVI to Acquire Commercial Laundry Equipment Company

EVI Industries Inc., headquartered in Miami, has executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Commercial Laundry Equipment Company Inc., a distributor of vended and on-premises laundry products based in...

Girbau Group Names Joris as President

Commercial and industrial laundry equipment manufacturer Girbau has appointed Serge Joris as the company’s new president. Joris’ professional career spans more than 25 years of working internationally in key roles at companies in the technology and industry sectors....

Western State Design to Host Spring Service Seminars

Western State Design has announced that it will host free service seminars in April. These events were created to help vended laundry operators learn best practices for the optimal operation and maintenance of their Dexter Laundry equipment. The training sessions will...

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...



The Laundry Doctor

W-D-F 2.0

W-D-F 2.0

What Does the Future Hold for the Wash-Dry-Fold Business? As I’ve been saying in this column for several years, the wash-dry-fold business continues to grow, morph and evolve into something new seemingly each time we look in a different direction. The future of...

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The Business Mind

Broadcasting Your Business

Broadcasting Your Business

How to Use Radio and Television to Promote Your Vended Laundry I’ve always been extremely interested in radio and television. As a child, I used to collect mail order catalogs for two-way radios and look through them constantly. I’d also listen to my transistor radio...

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Digital Marketing

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...


Open for Business

For the grand opening of its Canadian flagship location, Lululemon – the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company – offered free merchandise to the first 30 people to run naked through its new retail outlet. As you can imagine, the media was all over this...

Building Strong Connections

More meetings in more places for more people. This is the goal of the reinvented affiliate program and the new meeting concept that the Coin Laundry Association is excited to launch. In the May 2018 issue of PlanetLaundry, CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace wrote the...


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