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Four Fall Styles That Will Have Dry Cleaners Fit to Be Tied — Part 1: Scales

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Runways in the world’s fashion capitals came alive for 2011’s...

Complying with Environmental Marketing Guides

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — When promoting your business’ “green” practices, be mindful...

Eminently Emerald (Part 1 of 2)

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Not so long ago, when you looked up “green” in the dictionary...

A Real-Life Horror Story (Part 2 of 2)

Irving L. Blackman |

CHICAGO — By any definition, Joe was a “success,” and so was his...

A Real-Life Horror Story (Part 1 of 2)

Irving L. Blackman |

CHICAGO — By any definition, Joe was a “success,” and so was his...

Clean Show Report: Enthusiastic

Bruce Beggs |

LAS VEGAS — The story after Clean ’09 in New Orleans was that while...

To Your Credit, Part 2

Mark E. Battersby |

Provisions in the Small Business Jobs Act may soon ease the Great...

To Your Credit, Part 1

Mark E. Battersby |

Provisions in the Small Business Jobs Act may soon ease the Great...

Inside Tide

Everett Childers |

P&G’s new Tide-brand plants could be the wave of the future, if...

Texas By The Tail

Ian P. Murphy |

Operators returning to the industry sawed off an abandoned building to...

Only Vegas

Ian P. Murphy |

LAS VEGAS — Here are just a few of the options open to those hitting...

Neon Nights

Ian P. Murphy |

On The Cusp of An Economic Recovery, The Clean Show Returns to Its Most...

Plant Design: Merit Awards, Part 2

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The Merit Awards in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards went...

Plant Design: Merit Awards, Part 1

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The Merit Awards in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards went...

Plant Design: Special Honors Awards

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The runners-up in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards were a...

Plant Design: Fully Invested

Ian P. Murphy |

Hallak Cleaners knocked out walls and moved every piece of equipment to...

Drycleaning’s Decline Is Permanent

Bob Mach |

CREVE COEUR, Mo. — The percentage of people who never use drycleaning is...

Un-Orthodox

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW YORK — Vasken Ohanyan sits at his work table in the middle of...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 4 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #4: EXTREME TRIM The posh wintertime preference for furs, faux...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 3 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #3: LACE & LEATHER Another strong year for sheers saw lots of...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 1 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #1: HEAD-TO-TOE KNIT Cozy knits are a natural fit for fall, but...

State of The Industry (Part 7 of 7)

QUESTION 7: What would you tell an operator getting ready to open his or...

State of The Industry (Part 6 of 7)

QUESTION 6: What opportunities and challenges do drycleaners face in...

State of The Industry (Part 4 of 7)

CHICAGO — American Drycleaner recently asked several industry leaders...

State of The Industry (Part 2 of 7)

QUESTION 2: The economy has been shrinking since just after our last...

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