NEW ORLEANS — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) presented its Meritorious Service Award this morning to Kreussler, developer of SystemK4, a patent-pending environmentally friendly dry cleaning system anchored by the halogen-free solvent SolvonK4.
Rich Fitzpatrick, Kreussler vice president, received the “Technology Trailblazer” award on behalf of Kreussler from DLI President David Machesney, Pratt Abbott Cleaners, Westbrook, Maine.
After the presentation, DLI CEO Mary Scalco updated attendees on her association’s activities. DLI has long provided what Scalco believes is the industry’s best technological information but is now expanding into management and marketing resources.
The Institute is partnering with Methods for Management (managing director Diana Vollmer) and MarketWise Consulting Group (president Carolyn Nankervis) to provide new members-only programs. (Vollmer and Nankervis are regular contributors to American Drycleaner.)
Scalco also announced that DLI certification testing may now be done online; members no longer must travel to take the tests. Also, in response to member feedback, DLI has developed tests that are specific to solvents beyond perc because there is a wide selection of solvents now in use in the industry.