Plant Profiles

Couture’s Fabric Care Leaves Behind Legacy of Quality (Conclusion)

Carlo Calma |

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After three generations under the family’s...

Couture’s Fabric Care Leaves Behind Legacy of Quality (Part 1)

Carlo Calma |

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After three generations under the family’s...

Dad & Son Cleaners All About Family

Charlie Thompson II |

CLEVELAND — When asked about his drycleaning business that’s been serving...

Small-Biz Center Helps Couple Open Doors to Trinity Dry Cleaners

Staff Writer |

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Linda and Barry Mitchell opened the doors to their...

Learn From a Pro (Part 1)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Paul Ceccarelli, former owner of The Cleanist in...

One Dry Cleaner’s Off-Main-Street Thinking

Howard Scott |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The allure of a Main Street location is potent. You...

Plant Design Awards—Outstanding Strip Location: Swan Cleaners

Bruce Beggs |

COLUMBUS, Ohio — This American Drycleaner Plant Design Award acknowledges...

Plant Design Awards—Outstanding Package Plant: Acosta’s Fine French Dry Cleaners and Launderer

Bruce Beggs |

MIDDLE VILLAGE, N.Y. — President/CEO Edward Acosta brought his plant to...

Plant Design Awards—Grand Prize: CDM Cleaners (Conclusion)

Bruce Beggs |

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Corona Del Mar (CDM) Cleaners belongs to a family-...

Plant Design Awards—Grand Prize: CDM Cleaners (Part 1)

Bruce Beggs |

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Corona Del Mar (CDM) Cleaners belongs to a family-...

All Night Long at Milt & Edie’s (Part 2 of 2)

Ian P. Murphy |

BURBANK, Calif. — When Milt Chortkoff retired from dry cleaning in 1983,...

All Night Long at Milt & Edie’s (Part 1 of 2)

Ian P. Murphy |

BURBANK, Calif. — When Milt Chortkoff retired from dry cleaning in 1983,...

Inside Tide

Everett Childers |

P&G’s new Tide-brand plants could be the wave of the future, if...

Texas By The Tail

Ian P. Murphy |

Operators returning to the industry sawed off an abandoned building to...

Bibbentuckers in Dallas Takes Grand Prize in 49th Plant Design Awards

Ian P. Murphy |

DALLAS — It was a moment every business owner dreads. Something —...

Making the Brand

Ian P. Murphy |

Saturated with drycleaners of every shape and size, the Chicago market...

Going Commercial

Ian P. Murphy |

RICHFIELD, Minn. — Pilgrim Cleaners in Richfield has done a good...

48th Annual Plant Design Awards: Special Honors Winners

Ian P. Murphy |

Outstanding Central Plant: DC Center Cleaners, Woodside, N.Y. Operator...

Plant Design Awards Grand Prize Winner: D.O. Summers Cleaners

Ian P. Murphy |

Representing the third of four generations of Goldbergs to operate the...

Carolina Conversion

Hannah Miller |

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — When Bill and Linda May, proprietors of River Run...

Getting The Drop

Howard Scott |

With affluent customers and 24/7 automation, a tiny location in a...

Merit Winners of The 47th Annual Plant Design Awards

Ian P. Murphy |

Whether the plant is an established hub of the community or a vanguard...

Three Plants Take Special Honors in 47th Annual Plant Design Awards

Ian P. Murphy |

While the Grand Prize went to a production-only, central plant, the three...

Urban Renewal: Inside The Winner of Best Plant Design

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW YORK — After years of searching in one of the highest-priced real...

'Crazy' Design Doesn't Clown Around

Ian P. Murphy |

Industry veteran Spencer Nix didn’t set out to build a traditional Mom-...

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