FabriClean Supply is Smilin’


At the annual ZIPS Cleaners franchisee meeting, held in Greenbelt, Md., FabriClean Supply was awarded “Supplier of the Year” for 2017. Accepting the award for FabriClean Supply is Dwayne Gwaltney, salesman, (left) and Orville Johnson, vice president of sales, on right. (Photo: FabriClean Supply)

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Named ZIPS’ 2017 Supplier of the Year

GREENBELT, Md. — FabriClean Supply, based in Little Rock, Ark., with warehouses in a dozen states in the central, southeastern and southern United States, was named ZIPS Supplier of the Year for 2017 at its franchisees annual meeting held here last fall, FabriClean writes.

“This is a yearly confab of all 70 franchisees and ZIPS corporate management,” says Orville Johnson, vice president of sales for FabriClean Supply.

They award the top performers in their brand, he states, for customer service, number of pieces processed, and other categories. They also award their various vendors, who have been a part of helping the brand grow over the past year, he explains.

“Dwayne Gwaltney is our salesman for ZIPS, and Dwayne was instrumental in developing a relationship with the firm’s corporate management and the individual owners, and providing them with much more than just their supplies.

“Dwayne is more of a business consultant than a supply salesman and he has helped the franchisees improve and grow their business,” Johnson points out.

Also, he notes, “our support staff at our Richmond warehouse was a big part of the reason we received this award.

“From the office staff, warehouse and truck drivers,” Johnson concludes, “every FabriClean employee at the Richmond location had a hand in providing superior service to each ZIPS franchisee, and we are very proud and appreciative of their hard work.”

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Tim Burke

American Drycleaner


Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or [email protected]


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