Hear-Here! Podcasts Are On the Air

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American Drycleaner’s first-ever podcast: 2018’s Plant Design Award winner

CHICAGO — American Drycleaner is about to “turn up the volume” on communicating in the drycleaning industry, with its very first podcast, now available for listening here.

With the launch of its first-ever podcast on Jan. 17, 2018, the friendly magazine that has been serving cleaners since 1934 now has a new way to provide fabricare industry content to drycleaning owners.

“These American Drycleaner podcasts will be another communications channel for busy owners and operators to get fabricare industry information, and do it while driving in their car or listening at work or home,” says Charles Thompson, publisher of American Drycleaner and owner of parent company American Trade Magazines LLC.

“The very first American Drycleaner podcast is all about the 2018 Plant Design Awards (PDA) winner telling his story of how his plant rose again after a devastating fire. Listeners will find it gripping, and there are lessons to be learned as well,” Thompson says.

In this first podcast, listeners can hear the story of how Raleigh, N.C.-based Brothers Cleaners rebuilt its plant after a critical fire two years ago that all but destroyed the business. It’s the powerful, first-person tale of determination and hope, told by co-owner Bob Hilker.

This podcast, and others to follow throughout the year, hosted by American Drycleaner Editor Tim Burke, will offer an easy way for owners to listen to conversations about what’s happening in their drycleaning world right now — and also share these podcasts with family, friends, colleagues, vendors and suppliers.

Podcasts such as this first one about the PDA grand prize winner give busy drycleaning owners a convenient way to hear opinions from peers and experts about topics directly related to their fabricare business.

Future American Drycleaner podcasts that are in the works, and coming soon, will bring varied and timely topics to the ears of busy drycleaning owners and operators.

“We think our podcasts will catch on with the readers of American Drycleaner. We want our audience to hear the voices of their peers and experts telling it like it is. We think they’ll hear another side of the stories we print in the magazine,” he says.

About the author

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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