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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...

Lapels Emphasizes 'Enviro-Friendly' Plants

Ian P. Murphy |

HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels, one of the industry’s fastest-growing franchise...

Drycleaner Sues Former Customer for $100K

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The owner of a Manhattan drycleaning business is suing...

Economic Census to Tally Drycleaning Industry

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau will send questionnaires to an...

Vulcan Settles with City of Modesto

Ian P. Murphy |

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 15, 2007) — Vulcan Materials Co. announced...

Dallas Cleaners Shoot Would-Be Robber to Death

Ian P. Murphy |

DALLAS — The operators of Joe’s Cleaners in Dallas, Texas, foiled a...

Maytag Schedules Centennial Celebration

Ian P. Murphy |

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Maytag will celebrate its 100th anniversary this...

Drycleaners' Killer to Challenge Lethal Injection

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two inmates on Kentucky’s death row — one convicted...

EPA Adds Utah Site to Priority List

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Higher Energy Costs Ahead, Government Says

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers may pay record prices for heating oil and...

DryClean USA Posts Record Revenues for 2007

Ian P. Murphy |

MIAMI, Fla. — DryClean USA’s 2007 yearly earnings have increased 10% as...

Typhoon Scare Doesn't Slow Texcare

Bruce Beggs |

SHANGHAI, China – Texcare Asia 2007 – the largest industry show in the...

Custom Cleaners Closes Due to Lost-Pants Suit

Ian P. Murphy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — So Jin and Soo Chung, defendants in the $54 million...

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