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MAC Stages Annual Lecture & Mini-EXPO at DLI Headquarters

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Attendees of the MidAtlantic Association of Cleaners’ Mini-EXPO learn about the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s solvent testing laboratory. (Photo: MAC)

Staff Writer |

LAUREL, Md. — The MidAtlantic Association of Cleaners (MAC) staged its Annual Lecture and Mini-EXPO Meeting on June 2 here at the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s (DLI) headquarters.

The event, provided free to attendees through sponsorships from several MAC allied trades companies, included presentations by speakers, a tour of the DLI facilities, and lunch.

During the tour, DLI showcased its large classroom; residential practical training area (with 13 student spotting boards, full shirt laundry, and a dry cleaning plant with several varieties of cleaning solvents); analysis and restoration department; destructive and non-destructive fabric testing laboratory; research and solvent testing lab; media lab; board room; and course materials storage.

Brian Johnson, DLI’s director of education and analysis, spoke on Quick Fixes for Common Dry Cleaning Problems, plus explained how to navigate DLI’s dry cleaning encyclopedia online (free to DLI members).

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