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Zoots May Close Connecticut Plant

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Zoots Corp. has filed a notice with the Connecticut...

Meurice Wins Best Plant Design

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CHICAGO — It’s always tough to pick a single Grand Prize winner in...

Japanese Manufacturer Markets ´Shower Clean´ Suits

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TOKYO — Japanese manufacturer Konaka is marketing wash-and-wear suits...

EPA Fast-Tracks Billings Cleanup

Ian P. Murphy |

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Environmental Protection Agency recently released...

Employer Pays for Protective Equipment, OSHA Says

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Occupational Safety & Health Administration...

CNBC Suggests 'Dry Cleaner Economic Index'

Ian P. Murphy |

CNBC correspondent Jane Wells said that drycleaners could be the source...

New Jersey Issues Perc Phaseout Plan

Ian P. Murphy |

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP...

Immigration Service Revises I-9 Form

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS...

DLI Seeks New Directors for Western Regions

Ian P. Murphy |

LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) is seeking...

Two Die Attempting to Clean Solvent Tank

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LINDEN, N.J. — Two workers died while attempting to clean an industrial-...

New Orleans Ready for Clean, Execs Say

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The Clean Show’s Executive Committee met in New Orleans recently to...

´Today´ Show Dispels Drycleaning Myths

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NBC’s Today Weekend newsmagazine offered consumers positive insights on...

Pennsylvania Issues New Round of Grants

Ian P. Murphy |

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced that the...

New Michigan Plan May Replace Service Tax

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate voted today to replace a proposed...

Investors Buy Into Blue Sky Concept

Ian P. Murphy |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Two Seattle-based investors purchased a...

ABC Goes Behind the Scenes of Haute Couture

Ian P. Murphy |

PARIS, France — America’s Best Cleaners (ABC), a certification...

Street Joins Forces with Airgas for Solvair

Ian P. Murphy |

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — R.R. Street & Co. and Airgas Inc. announced an...

Hawaiian Punished for Compliance Violations

Ian P. Murphy |

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The former owner of a downtown Honolulu drycleaning...

Barton Solvents Focuses on Recovery

Ian P. Murphy |

DES MOINES, Iowa — Since a massive explosion and fire destroyed an Iowa...

'Lost Pants' Judge Loses Job

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roy Pearson lost his job as a District administrative...

Barton Solvents Suffers Second Explosion

Ian P. Murphy |

DES MOINES, Iowa — Barton Solvents, a supplier of drycleaning solvents...

Red Cap Gunman Convicted

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The shooter in an attempted robbery that left Red Cap...

U.S. Dry Cleaning Acquires Honolulu Chain

Ian P. Murphy |

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Industry consolidator U.S. Dry Cleaning Corp. (...

TexCare Trade Show a Success, NCA says

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The National Cleaners Association (NCA) reports that...

'Lost Pants' Pearson Close to Losing Job

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roy L. Pearson Jr., plaintiff in the $54 million lost...

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