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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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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Western State Design to Host Fall Service Seminars

Western State Design, headquartered in Hayward, Calif., will host free service seminars for vended laundry operators. Attendees will learn best practices for optimal operation and maintenance of Dexter Laundry equipment. The training sessions – scheduled for 9 a.m. to...

Textile-Care Industries Mourn David Cotter

Textile Care Allied Trades Association CEO David Cotter passed away on August 9 in Polk County, Fla. Since April 1993, Cotter, 64, served as the chief executive officer of TCATA, which is an international trade association representing the manufacturers and...

Making Your Advertising Stand Out

Being Intuitive, Innovative and Truthful Will Help Your Ads Cut Through All of Today’s Promotional Clutter The amount of advertising that bombards us these days is astronomical. All of us are constantly deluged with promotional messages – on our computers, on our...

WASH Partners with Hercules Corp.

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., has partnered with Hercules Corp., a third-generation laundry distributor, based in Hicksville, N.Y. According to WASH, the partnership will reinforce the company’s market presence throughout 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...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Adds Two New Road Show Stops

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Smyrna, Ga. – has added two new stops in North Carolina and Georgia to the company’s series of Road Shows this October. In addition to two previously scheduled events in Florida,...

Aaxon Announces Upcoming Expo in Miami

Aaxon Laundry Systems will host the Future of Laundromats Tech Expo on September 18 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami Airport East in Miami. According to the company, this event will be “an immersive, day-long experience for laundromat owners to gain...

Maytag Hosts 60th Annual Meeting, Salutes Outstanding Customers

More than 200 individuals from 18 countries recently attended the 60th Maytag Commercial Laundry Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The event included a look at the company’s new multi-load washer, product insights and...

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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...

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Know Your Place in the Internet Space

Don’t Overlook Online Marketing When Promoting Your Wash-Dry-Fold Business As someone who studied marketing in college and who has always assumed a solid grasp on the art and science of the topic, I now feel myself moving further and further away from truly...

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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-Dry-Fold: Neutralizing pH Levels

Wash-Dry-Fold: Neutralizing pH Levels

I do a lot of drop-off laundry at my store. In the past, you’ve suggested using a built detergent for heavily stained and/or oily items. I took your advice, and the wash-dry-fold garments are definitely getting clean – but some of them are coming out stiff and...

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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...

Building on Past Success… Exceeding Our Potential

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2018!I consider it an honor and a privilege to be serving as the Chairman of the Board for the Coin Laundry Association this year. Last year was historic for the CLA, as last year's chairman, Jim Whitmore, oversaw the introduction of new...

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