DLI Takes Drycleaning Basics Education On the Road


DLI’s On the Road class
DLI On the Road class: (front, from left) Brian Johnson, DLI director of education and analysis; Amie Anderson, St. Croix Cleaners, Stillwater, Minn.; Amber Bock-Stradtmann, Start Bright Cleaners, Maple Grove, Minn.; Theresa Godfrey, Skyline Cleaners, Willernie, Minn.; (back, from left) Andrew Gaspard, Skylark Cleaning, Minneapolis; Kileen Swedenborg, St. Croix Cleaners, Stillwater; Larry Deitrich, Sigourney Cleaners, Sigourney, Iowa; and Lubna Hatter, Ron’s Cleaners, Shakopee, Minn.

Staff Writer |

LAUREL, Md. – The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s (DLI) first-ever On the Road course recently brought the basics of drycleaning to Minneapolis, Minn.

Brian Johnson, DLI director of education and analysis, taught seven students the ins and outs of drycleaning, finishing, stain removal and more. E. Weinberg Supply and Best Cleaners provided the instruction environment, and students were able to learn processes and skills with DLI’s customary hands-on approach.

“DLI is planning to do more of these courses in other areas,” says Johnson, “and we’re working with our state affiliates to determine the specifics.”

Some students expressed an interest in learning advanced drycleaning in their home areas as well, he says. “We’re looking into how we can adapt the Advanced Drycleaning Course to the On the Road format.”

The next DLI On the Road course is slated for Nov. 14-18 in West Palm Beach, Fla. New England and Texas are being targeted for potential stops.


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