Features

State of The Industry (Part 1 of 7)

QUESTION 1: After almost two decades of increasingly stringent...

California Cool

Everett Childers |

LONG BEACH, Calif. — It was a hot, humid August in most of the U.S., but...

State of The Industry (Part 3)

QUESTION 3: When will the industry be able to bounce back, and how close...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Every drycleaner is looking for new ways to increase sales. A...

Freedom of Choice

Ian P. Murphy |

An Expanding Array of Solvent Systems is Helping Produce New Converts —...

Cleaners Showcase: Rustling Up Business

Everett Childers |

ARLINGTON, Texas — Although a bit smaller than usual, the 2010 Southwest...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 2 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #2: MILITARY The year’s most structured silhouette pairs olive and...

Extra! Extra!

Ian P. Murphy |

There’s nothing like a recession to remind good drycleaners that they...

Payroll Penalties

Mark E. Battersby |

With local, state and federal governments suffering the effects of the...

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Merit Awards (Part 2 of 2)

Ian P. Murphy |

Jerry’s Cleaners, Naples, Fla. Left in charge of the business after...

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Merit Awards (Part 1 of 2)

Ian P. Murphy |

Aladdin Cleaners, Amherst, N.Y. Celebrating its 70th year in business,...

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Special Honors Winners

Ian P. Murphy |

Outstanding Production Facility: CRDN of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev...

Bibbentuckers in Dallas Takes Grand Prize in 49th Plant Design Awards

Ian P. Murphy |

DALLAS — It was a moment every business owner dreads. Something —...

Business Evaluation and Valuation (Part 2 of 2)

Howard Scott |

Richard Ehrenreich, president of Olney, Md.-based Ehrenreich &...

Business Evaluation and Valuation (Part 1 of 2)

Howard Scott |

For those who have never met Richard Ehrenreich, let me introduce you:...

Fall Fashion Extra: When Garments Sparkle, Drycleaners Cringe (Part 3 of 3)

Ian P. Murphy |

While the six “Styles of The Season” spotlighted in American Drycleaner...

Styles of The Season (Part 2 of 3)

Ian P. Murphy |

There are always challenges for drycleaners who try to clean couture...

Styles of The Season (Part 1 of 3)

Ian P. Murphy |

There are always challenges for drycleaners who try to clean couture...

Beijing’s Big Show

Bruce Beggs |

BEIJING, China — China’s economic growth, improved standard of living...

Making the Brand

Ian P. Murphy |

Saturated with drycleaners of every shape and size, the Chicago market...

Going Commercial

Ian P. Murphy |

RICHFIELD, Minn. — Pilgrim Cleaners in Richfield has done a good...

Chemical Manufacturer Launches 'Green' Laundry Products for Counter Sale

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW ORLEANS — For drycleaners looking to promote a green, ecofriendly...

Automation Options Abound on Clean Show Floor

Jason Hicks |

NEW ORLEANS — Drycleaners looking to add to their plants’ automation...

Maytag Debuts Equipment; Maytag Man Appears

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW ORLEANS — No matter who’s portraying the legendary advertising...

GreenEarth Launches New 'Polymer' Wash Process

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW ORLEANS — Kansas City-based GreenEarth Cleaning debuted a water-...

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