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Jason and Stacey Frank, husband and wife owners of Valet Today Cleaners in Billings, Mont., stand in front of their 12,000-square-foot plant. (Photos: Valet Today Cleaners)

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Valet Today Cleaners’ finishing area. “Our new buildings provided us with the opportunity to give our employees a much better and safer work environment,” note the owners.

Tim Burke |

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BILLINGS, Mont. — “In the spring of 2006,” explains Jason and Stacey Frank, husband and wife owners of Valet Today Cleaners located here, “our business mentors called us and said there was a well-established drycleaning business for sale.

“We purchased Valet Today on June 30, 2006. Then spent the next few years on a roller coaster learning to run a drycleaning business.”

They made plans for the future too.

“We spent hours researching building designs to include the colors and shapes of everything to make sure our new brand was appealing to customers.

“We visited so many paint and flooring stores that our young kids could rattle off paint brands.”

When planning their new buildings, Jason designed a state-of-the-art work flow with precisely chosen pieces of equipment to create the most efficient work space possible, his wife indicates.

“We hired a local engineering and construction company, Eggert Engineering, and Construction Company (EEC), to design the perfect shell to house our production area, drop store, and offices.”

EEC was additionally hired to build matching drop stores in other parts of Billings. EEC did a great job, “making our vision come true,” they relate.

They employ 25 people at three locations that includes one 12,000-square foot main plant.

The owners note their equipment includes: Columbia, Union, Fulton, Covers Etc., Unipress (presses, spotting boards, double buck), Quicksort (assembly systems), and SPOT (POS), and their distributor is: Central Laundry Supply.

“Our new buildings provided us with the opportunity to give our employees a much better and safer work environment.”

About the author

Tim Burke

American Drycleaner

Editor

Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or tburke@atmags.com.

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