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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In the City

L.A. Laundry Owner Ronnie Morales Discusses Operating in a Dense, Urban Marketplace Ronnie Morales currently owns two Laundry 360 locations in Carson, Calif., which is located just outside of downtown Los Angeles. A former insurance agent for State Farm, Morales knew...

The ABCs of HVAC

The ABCs of HVAC

How to Keep Your System Efficient – And Your Laundry Customers Comfortable For today’s laundromat customers, comfort is a key. And store owners who provide temperature-controlled interiors – especially during the brutal dog days of summer – have a definite leg up on...

Due Diligence… Done Right

Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

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California-Based Laundry Service Receives $10,000 Grant

Royal Quality Laundry, a full-service laundry company based in Malibu, Calif., has been awarded a $10,000 grant to help rebuild the business after last year’s wildfires devastated a good portion of L.A. County. “We lost about 80 percent of our business after the...

Spynr Offers Free Websites for Laundry Owners

Spynr, Inc. – a leading marketing company serving the vended laundry industry – has announced that its team will be building free websites for laundromat owners. “Everyone needs a website these days, but for some it’s still hard to justify the cost,” said Spynr...

Genuine Parts Marks Safety Milestone

The Alliance Laundry Systems Genuine Parts warehouse in Ripon, Wis., is celebrating five years with no lost-time accidents. The facility sends out 134,000 shipments per year, or 670,000 shipments over that five-year period, according to the company. “One year with no...

Register Now for a CLA Connect LIVE Event Near You

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect Live events planned for the next two weeks. The events are open to current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Kansas September 18 in Wichita, Kan. “Ideas to Generate...

Eastern Funding Announces Free Workshops in October

Eastern Funding, LLC, will host the next three events in its series of laundry improvement workshops in the San Francisco area, Dallas and Houston. All three workshops are free of charge and will take place in October. The schedule is as follows: October 3 510...

Aaxon Names New Multi-Housing Account Executives

Aaxon Laundry Systems, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has added industry veterans Cindy Walker and Jake Hake as multi-housing account executives in the company’s Tampa and Orlando offices, respectively. Walker has more than 20 years of commercial sales experience in...

The Laundry Chute Expands College Services, Announces Partnerships

The Laundry Chute, LLC, has expanded its collegiate services in Pittsburgh and beyond for the 2019-20 school year, providing “peer-to-peer, on-demand laundry ecosystems to increase campus machine uses,” according to the company. To bolster its offerings, The Laundry...

Eastern Funding Hosts Successful New York Workshop

Eastern Funding hosted a capacity crowd at its most recent Laundry Improvement Workshop in Melville, N.Y. This event, which was the fifth in the series, was attended by a cross section of the laundry industry – including owners, potential investors, local distributors...

Registration Still Open for Upcoming CLA Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. These events are open to current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers: CLA Connect LIVE – Southern California September 10 in Santa Monica, Calif. “A...

The Art of Self-Discipline

Master These Five Key Aspects of Your Entrepreneurial Life As once noted by a brilliant psychiatrist, “life is difficult – but once we realize it is so and accept that fact – it becomes much easier because we don’t expect otherwise.” What’s more, our most common,...

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CLA Unveils New Membership Payment Options

The Coin Laundry Association now offers two different payment options and auto-renewals for annual membership dues for current and future store owners. The association launched new technology systems in early 2019 that feature various capabilities for membership...

Laundry Industry Veteran Retires

Laundry industry veteran Herald Birchfield recently announced his retirement after nearly 50 years in the business. Birchfield began his laundry career selling washers and dryers in the 1970s. He and his wife, Nancy, ran the Maytag Commercial Laundry Division of...

CLA Offers Digital Marketing for Laundromats

The Coin Laundry Association has introduced a new membership benefit for digital marketing services, provided by American Marketing & Publishing, LLC. The CLA is collaborating with American Marketing & Publishing to bring store owners a new opportunity to...

CLA Launches Garment Care White Paper with Upcoming Webinar

The Coin Laundry Association will release a new white paper outlining proper garment care and stain removal for laundry professionals on October 16. “Garment Care and Stain Removal Basics for Laundry Owners” is part of the CLA’s Gold Book Research Series of resources...

CLA Connect LIVE Announces Upcoming Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. These upcoming events are open to current and potential laundry owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – North Carolina October 2 in Raleigh, N.C....

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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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Going Beyond ‘Average’

Going Beyond ‘Average’

Here’s How to Separate Your Laundry Business from the Other Stores in Your Marketplace Of all the endeavors that people participate in, very few of their performances can realistically be described as “iconic.” That’s true in sports, business, professions, and tens of...

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