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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-...

Morgenthaler’s: 115 Years Young

Ian P. Murphy |

ST. LOUIS — , In celebrating its 75th Anniversary recently, American...

Back to The Big Easy

Ian P. Murphy |

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf shores...

Back to The Big Easy

Ian P. Murphy |

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf shores...

Life & Times in The Industry: Personal Memories from Those Who Were There

I was in college and needed money to finish when I agreed to work for a...

Timeline: 1990s & 2000s

Ian P. Murphy |

1990sThe hallmark of the ’90s is a barrage of increasingly stringent...

Life & Times in The Industry: Personal Memories from Those Who Were There

Believe it or not, my tenure in the drycleaning industry started in 1974...

Timeline: 1970s & 1980s

Ian P. Murphy |

1970sWash-and-wear, permanent press and other easy-care options take a...

Life & Times in The Industry: Personal Memories from Those Who Were There

I came to Atlanta after working at Philco. We had a life savings of $10,...

Timeline: 1950s & 1960s

Ian P. Murphy |

1950sThe postwar economic boom spreads into drycleaning, ushering in its...

Life & Times in The Industry: Personal Memories from Those Who Were There

The idea of metal press pads was one Morris Rosenthal had while in the...

Timeline: 1930s & 1940s

Ian P. Murphy |

1930s[NP][/NP]The magazine launches in the depths of the Great...

Life & Times in The Industry: Personal Memories from Those Who Were There

Hobbs, N.M., in 1932 was like nothing I had ever seen: A dirty, no-...

What It Means To Be Green

Ian P. Murphy |

With concerns about fuel prices, global warming and other issues, more...

48th Annual Plant Design Awards: Special Honors Winners

Ian P. Murphy |

Outstanding Central Plant: DC Center Cleaners, Woodside, N.Y. Operator...

Plant Design Awards Grand Prize Winner: D.O. Summers Cleaners

Ian P. Murphy |

Representing the third of four generations of Goldbergs to operate the...

Carolina Conversion

Hannah Miller |

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — When Bill and Linda May, proprietors of River Run...

Styles of The Season

Ian P. Murphy |

Haute couture runways in Milan, New York and Paris reveal the challenges...

No Solvent Is Safe from Scrutiny

Kenney Slatten |

When it comes to environmental issues, logic doesn’t always prevail. And...

Texcare International: Global Perspective

Ian P. Murphy |

After four years, Texcare returns next month with what could be a bigger...

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