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Conn. Governor Recognizes Best Cleaners for Decade of ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning

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(From left) Connecticut Forest & Park Association Executive Director Eric Hammerling, Best Cleaners owners Shawn McCann and Bill McCann, and Connecticut State Sen. Paul Doyle at the Best Cleaners Day presentation on May 23 in Glastonbury, Conn.

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — When Best Cleaners owners Bill and Shawn McCann completed the conversion of their family-owned business to the GreenEarth® dry cleaning method a decade ago, they knew it was the right move for many reasons.

Despite the significant cost of modifying equipment in all 11 Connecticut locations, they believed that switching from perc to the environmentally safe silicone-based solvent would be a win-win for everyone. Customers’ clothing and household goods would be treated to a kinder, gentler cleaning process while chemical odors would become a distant memory. Soon, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection recognized Best with a Green Circle Award for voluntarily implementing a facility-wide pollution prevention plan.

In recognition of Best’s leadership and commitment to keeping Connecticut green, Connecticut State Sen. Paul Doyle recently presented the McCanns with a citation from Gov. Dannel “Dan” Malloy honoring the 10th anniversary milestone and Best’s ongoing community support.

To celebrate the commendation and to encourage others to their part for the environment, Best Cleaners donated $1,000 to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.

“Converting to GreenEarth was one of the best business decisions we have made in our 58-year history,” says Shawn McCann. “We are extremely honored by the governor’s recognition of Best Cleaners as we look forward to new ways to help keep Connecticut clean and beautiful for generations to come.”

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