Plant Profiles

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-...

Special Honors winners built for speed, more

Runners-up in American Drycleaner's 46th Annual Plant Design Awards...

Merit Award Winners in the Spotlight (Part 2)

More exceptional plant projects from American Drycleaner's 46th Annual...

Merit Award Winners in the Spotlight

More exceptional plant projects from American Drycleaner's 46th Annual...

Crazy Cleanerz named Best Plant Design

American Drycleaner has named Crazy Cleanerz in Cordova, Tenn., the Best...

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