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Can I Dryclean An Electric Blanket?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: We often receive electric blankets from customers. Some of them do...

Give An Employee A Piece of The Action

Howard Scott |

Your key person is capable. He (or she) follows directions well. He...

Professionalism Is the Real Alternative

Everett Childers |

Let’s look at how many “alternatives” we have for cleaning clothes:...

Handling The

Norm Oehlke |

How often have you refused to accept a garment that is extremely soiled...

Cut Customer Losses to Increase Profits

The stock market is down, profits are shrinking, prices are up and...

Advice for New Operators

Howard Scott |

Every so often, I receive a call asking for advice from a new drycleaner...

Why Did Two Pieces of A Suit Come Out Differently?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: I recently drycleaned a white suit. Both pieces were processed in the...

Clever Solutions to Everyday Problems

Howard Scott |

The drycleaning business is a tricky one. Largely, it’s doing the same...

Keep Napped Fabrics from Getting Nappy

Norm Oehlke |

‘My coat was soft and smooth when I left it for cleaning, and now it’s...

Why Won't Spandex Snap Back?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: After spotting fabrics that contain Spandex, why does the fabric...

So You Bought A New Piece of Equipment

Diana Vollmer |

You went to the Clean Show in Las Vegas in June and spent some of your...

Getting The Most out of A Solvent System

Everett Childers |

There are certain rules that must be followed when cleaning clothes —...

How Do I Handle A Red Wine Stain?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: What's the best procedure for handling red wine spillage on cotton...

Innovation in The Information Age

The “winners” in business are the companies that first recognize and...

Make A Template for Quality Finishing

Howard Scott |

Finishing in drycleaning is not given enough attention. Coming at the...

Organized Cleaning?

Woodruff Imberman, Ph.D. |

EVANSTON, Ill. — Legislation is now being introduced to change the rules...

Put Your Business on Autopilot

Howard Scott |

Dave Davenport, a former drycleaner with a 25-employee operation, once...

The Secrets of Basic Spotting

Everett Childers |

Disgusting-looking stuff that gets on people’s clothing falls into one...

Coping with A Family Disaster

Howard Scott |

The parents of Seung-Hui Cho worked as drycleaners. Seung-Hui Cho is the...

As A Petroleum User, What Should I Do with These Cartridges?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: Our process has used petroleum solvent since 1946. Twenty-five years...

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