COVID-19 Leaves Laundry Owners Short on Coins

The coronavirus crisis has sparked a nationwide coin shortage that has left retailers scrambling, including some laundromat owners who have found themselves short of the quarters needed to replenish changers. The Federal Reserve recently revealed that the pandemic had...

On the Money

Securing Economic Relief During These Difficult Times According to a recent Coin Laundry Association survey, nearly 40 percent of the laundromat owners who responded indicated that they had applied for federal funding assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Store...

Planning for a New Normal

Key Considerations for Laundry Owners in the Post-COVID-19 World These days, I find myself spending a good chunk of my time thinking about my laundry business – not necessarily about what to do with my PPP stimulus money or how to run my operation in the middle of...

Make 2020 Count

“The more people, the more dirty clothes.” – Ancient laundromat wisdom Time flies, as do the decades. Despite the ongoing pandemic and economic concerns, there’s a headcount to be made in 2020. The original constitutional edict from the framers comes to life in the...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

The Coin Laundry Association closely monitors updates regarding the coronavirus pandeminc. Click here to learn more and access resources.

The New ABCs of Worker Classification

The New ABCs of Worker Classification

Are Your Workers ‘Employees’ or ‘Independent Contractors?’ In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles in which a new standard – commonly referred to as the “ABC Test” – will be used to...

Building a Winning Team

Building a Winning Team

Finding, Attracting and Retaining Great Employees The numbers are sobering, if not downright depressing. Studies suggest that the annual turnover rate for hourly employees hovers around 50 percent. What’s more, these figures vary broadly by industry and by business....

Laundries Connecting Communities

Laundries Connecting Communities

Celebrating the Work of the LaundryCares Foundation In essence, it all began with Hurricane Katrina. “For a while, I and many of my peers in the business felt an appreciation and a gratitude for the opportunities we’d all enjoyed and the livelihoods that had been...

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Girbau North America Salutes Top Distributors

Girbau North America has recognized two of its leading distributors – Fowler Laundry Companies and Sparkle Solutions. Fowler, based in Union, N.J., was honored for outstanding service, sales and support in the vended and multi-housing laundry markets. This...

Laundrylux Teams Up with REM Company Inc.

Laundrylux has partnered with REM Company Inc., a distributor of vended and on-premises laundry equipment based in Versailles, Ky. Founded in 1967 by Bob and Carol Moore, REM Company sells, installs, services and repairs commercial laundry equipment in Kentucky and...

Laundrylux Adds Laundry Services Company to Distributor Network

Laundrylux recently added Laundry Services Company, Inc. to its network of Wascomat distributors. “Laundry Services Company has a reputation for providing laundry solutions with exceptional service to our customers,” said Karl Keefer, president of Laundry Services...

The New ABCs of Worker Classification

Are Your Workers ‘Employees’ or ‘Independent Contractors?’ In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles in which a new standard – commonly referred to as the “ABC Test” – will be used to...

Aaxon Hosts Annual Sales Meeting

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its annual sales meeting at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During this event, the company’s executives took part in recaps and upcoming plans surrounding marketing, finance, technology and sales “to position Aaxon as...

PayRange Provides Instant Cash Access During COVID-19 Crisis

PayRange, a provider of mobile payment options for unattended retail locations, has launched a new program that enables machine operators to instantly transfer their mobile payment settlements on demand to a debit card, 24 hours a day. The goal of this program is to...

Building a Winning Team

Finding, Attracting and Retaining Great Employees The numbers are sobering, if not downright depressing. Studies suggest that the annual turnover rate for hourly employees hovers around 50 percent. What’s more, these figures vary broadly by industry and by business....

United We Stand

We are all in uncharted territory these days. No doubt, the news regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) changes by the day, the hour… and sometimes the minute. As unsettling as this situation may sometimes seem, be assured that the Coin Laundry Association is...

CCI Names National Retail Account Manager

Card Concepts Inc. – a provider of payment, marketing and management solutions to the vended laundry industry, headquartered in Addison, Ill. – has announced Michael Sokolowski as its new national retail account manager. Sokolowski will be responsible for new business...

Speed Queen Expands SLE’s Coverage to Southern Virginia

Speed Queen recently expanded the territory of Statewide Laundry Equipment, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The distributor will now represent the Speed Queen brand in the southern Virginia market. “We are thrilled to now be serving our incredible customers in...

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This program will focus on the pros and cons of buying an existing laundry and what every prospective laundromat should know. Join the CLA for this virtual panel discussion.

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PL Magazine July 2020

This Month's Issue

  • On the Money: Securing Economic Relief During These Difficult Times
  • Digital Marketing: Customer Service in Today’s Turbulent, Information Driven World. 
  • The Business Mind: How Your Psychological Makeup Impacts Your Financial Decisions
  • Up Close: An Interview with Multi-Store Owner Daniel Marrazzo
  • And more…

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Laundrylux Teams Up with REM Company Inc.

Laundrylux has partnered with REM Company Inc., a distributor of vended and on-premises laundry equipment based in Versailles, Ky. Founded in 1967 by Bob and Carol Moore, REM Company sells, installs, services and repairs commercial laundry equipment in Kentucky and...

Laundrylux Adds Laundry Services Company to Distributor Network

Laundrylux recently added Laundry Services Company, Inc. to its network of Wascomat distributors. “Laundry Services Company has a reputation for providing laundry solutions with exceptional service to our customers,” said Karl Keefer, president of Laundry Services...

Aaxon Hosts Annual Sales Meeting

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its annual sales meeting at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. During this event, the company’s executives took part in recaps and upcoming plans surrounding marketing, finance, technology and sales “to position Aaxon as...

PayRange Provides Instant Cash Access During COVID-19 Crisis

PayRange, a provider of mobile payment options for unattended retail locations, has launched a new program that enables machine operators to instantly transfer their mobile payment settlements on demand to a debit card, 24 hours a day. The goal of this program is to...

CCI Names National Retail Account Manager

Card Concepts Inc. – a provider of payment, marketing and management solutions to the vended laundry industry, headquartered in Addison, Ill. – has announced Michael Sokolowski as its new national retail account manager. Sokolowski will be responsible for new business...

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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...

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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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Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

Big in Japan

I’m very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

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