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American Drycleaner Marks Two Years Podcasting

Popular guests chat on everything from finishing and boilers to hiring and spotting

CHICAGO — American Drycleaner celebrates two years of podcasting on topics for the garment care industry, including its most recent January 2020 podcast titled, Find Great Help: Hiring Tips for the Drycleaning Owner, it notes.

In each months podcast, invited guests from the fabricare industry share their knowledge of subjects related to the industry with podcast host Tim Burke, editor of American Drycleaner.

The most recent podcast, published this month, about hiring tips for drycleaning owners, featured Sasha Ablitt, owner of Santa Barbara, California-based Ablitts Fine Cleaners, sharing her 20 plus years of knowledge about what its like to hire in todays world.

I believe it is very difficult to find people, Ablitt notes in the opening of the most recent podcast chat. People today are changing jobs more often. I expect that most of your listeners have experienced the millennial problem, and the upcoming Gen-Xers who just dont seem to be as prepared for the work industry as people may have been in the past.

The monthly podcasts provide an insider point-of view on a wide range of topics that interest garment care owners.

The first podcast, in January 2018, covered how one dry cleaner suffered a terrible fire at his operation and then had the will and the help to rebuild. Called Forged by Fire, it featured Bob Hilker, co-owner of Brothers Cleaners in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In that first podcast, he shared the emotions of what it was like to find out his operation was gone, but his people were all safe, and then took listeners through the process of rebuilding. His operation was named the winner of the American Drycleaner Plant Design Award for that year.

Podcasts during the past two years have hosted other well-known people from garment care sharing their knowledge on topics in their specialties.

Podcast guests have included: Mike Tungesvick, national sales manager of Sankosha USA talking all about Finishing in Drycleaning Operations; Mike Leeming, who oversees sales and marketing at Los Angeles-based Parker Boiler, chatting about Boiler Sizing and Selection for Dry Cleaners; and the Stain Wizard himself, Jeff Schwarz, regional vice president for A.L. Wilson Chemical Company, located in Kearney, N.J., on Spotting: The How and Why, just to name a few.

American Drycleaner hosts these podcasts to provide a fresh source of fabricare industry topics for the busy garment care owner who can tune in and listen from work, home or while traveling.

Podcasts can be heard each month on cellphone, tablet or computer, through the website at American Drycleaner or through its weekly e-newsblast called The Wire.