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...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Adds to Services Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has named Robert Gonzalez its new foreman for growth and quality elevation in services. With more than 42 years of experience in delivering laundry equipment and supplies, Gonzalez is a perfect fit to spearhead...

‘It’s a Win-Win’

Texas Laundromat Teams with Local Elementary School on Childhood Literacy Program Wash It Kwik laundromat in Denton, Texas, is just a quarter-mile down the road from the Newton Rayzor Elementary School. Simply due to their close proximity to each other, the two...
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Messe Frankfort Acquires Clean Show

Messe Frankfort Acquires Clean Show

It’s a Win-Win: New Deal to Create Enhanced Industry Event, While Building a Stronger Trade Association The Clean Show Executive Committee has announced that it has finalized a deal to sell the biennial industry event to Messe Frankfurt, the largest trade show and...

Is 2019 the Year You Finally Become a Laundry Owner?

Is 2019 the Year You Finally Become a Laundry Owner?

If Operating Your Own Vended Laundry Business is Your New Year’s Resolution, Read This First On New Year’s Day, I know two things to be true. First, throngs of men and women from coast to coast will become members of their local fitness clubs or big-box gyms, which...

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SAMCO Announces Change in Leadership

SAMCO recently announced that Adrienne Gibbs and Melissa Roberts have assumed management of the company’s day-to-day operations, with future plans of total ownership of the distributor. Gibbs, who has been with the company since 2000, started out answering the phones...

Imonex Debuts Animated Payment Video

Imonex, headquartered in Sealy, Texas, has taken a colorful approach to laundry payment marketing by employing an animated video to acquaint operators with dollar coin and token vends, as well as to kick-start the company’s YouTube channel. The professionally produced...

On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance of...

Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

Speed Queen Expands Territory for Yankee Equipment into Pennsylvania

Speed Queen recently expanded the sales territory for Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc. The distributor, headquartered in Barrington, N.H., now represents Speed Queen vended laundry equipment in various counties of Pennsylvania, as well as Speed Queen on-premises laundry...

Huebsch Honors Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named John and Ceara Templin as its Store Owners of the Quarter. A year ago, the Templins opened Laundry Lounge in Winslow, Maine. And, since then, the store has become a destination for many customers – some who travel more than an hour to use the...

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...

GAO Study: Switching to $1 Coin Not Cost-Effective

A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin would likely result in a net loss to the government over 30 years. The GAO discovered that the government would incur a loss of about $611 million if notes were...

Sales Tax Threat Heats Up in Connecticut

A tax threat for vended laundries has been heating up in Connecticut in recent months. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has unveiled his state budget plan, which includes an expansion of the sales tax base to include new services – including laundry services. As of...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Hosts Investment Seminars

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently wrapped up two successful investment seminars in the Atlanta area. These educational sessions featured more than 30 attendees and were held in order to present some key insights for those considering investing in and looking to...

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CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

The Coin Laundry Association held CLA Connect LIVE events on April 30 in Marietta, Ga., and again on May 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Introduces Video Series

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently launched the first video in a series, which has been created to help educate potential laundry investors, along with current store owners. According to SLE, the company’s new “The Investors Talk Series” focuses on investors’...

Local Chamber of Commerce Honors Washin Coin Laundry

Alabama’s Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center recently recognized Washin Coin Laundry/Golden Springs Laundry Company with the organization’s 2019 Sustaining Small Business Award. This award is presented to a business that – through “extraordinary...

Laundry Solutions Named 2018 Speed Queen Distributor of the Year

Speed Queen recently awarded Laundry Solutions Company with the manufacturer’s highest distributor honor – the 2018 Distributor of the Year. This marks the third time in six years Laundry Solutions has won the award. Laundry Solutions Company, headquartered in...

Mulberrys Opens First Dallas Location

Laundry and drycleaning provider Mulberrys Garment Care – with stores in San Francisco’s Bay Area and Minnesota’s Twin Cities – has opened its first retail location in Dallas, in the city’s University Park neighborhood. The company has been providing service in Dallas...

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Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Today’s Technology Can Reach Out to Potential Wash-Dry-Fold Customers Even Before They Realize They Have a Need for Your Laundry Services Last month, I used this space to discuss digital marketing and the need to develop an online presence in order to grow a...

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The Business Mind

Better Living Through Science

Better Living Through Science

Four Research Findings Sure to Benefit You and Your Laundry Business With an advanced degree in clinical psychology and being a member of the American Psychological Association, I am a regular reader of a number of technical journals in the field. Not surprisingly,...

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The Art of Building a Brand

Here Are the Keys to Establishing and Growing Your Laundry Business' Brand IdentityWhat is a brand and why is it critical to the success of a business? What factors must be considered when establishing a brand and brand identity? How is your brand communicated?...

Out of Necessity

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." – Mark TwainA recent visit to a laundromat in the Lower Price Hill enclave in Cincinnati got me thinking about our business and the nature of necessity. The aforementioned laundry is Washing Well community laundromat, a...

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