Production Notes

Some Stains Follow Family Tree

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Over the years, I have covered the procedures for removing...

Most Important Variable for Successful Stain Removal? Attitude

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The Clean Show is behind us, and we should all be focused...

With Spring Comes Bloom of Caramelized Sugar

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Springtime is upon us, and with it comes a change in your...

Primer on Protein, Tips for Tannin

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I must apologize to those of you new to the industry,...

The ‘CSI’ of Dry Cleaning

Staff Writer |

LAUREL, Md. — Inside the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s...

Treating Fragiles After the Festive

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — During this post-holidays time of year, you will probably...

Quick Fixes to Common Drycleaning Problems (Conclusion)

Bruce Beggs |

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are problems that require a great deal of time...

Quick Fixes to Common Drycleaning Problems (Part 1)

Bruce Beggs |

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are problems that require a great deal of time...

Sweaters Bring Extra Cash, but Be Cautious

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Fall weather means cooler temperatures, and cooler...

Can You Make a Little Change?

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — What do you want to happen to your drycleaning business...

Working with Wools and Silks

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The summer of 2014 is in the rear-view mirror, and the...

Multiple Variables Thwart ‘One-Shot’ Expectations

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I recently attended a regional show for the cleaning...

Tapping On Sentiment

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The last six years—the time during which I have written...

Lot of Little Things Contribute to Consistent Cleaning

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There is going to come a time when a cleaner/spotter will...

Supplemental Stain Removal: An Eye on Longevity

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I had just finished a presentation on making the most of...

See Oxidized Oil Stain as Opportunity to Shine

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Oh, those yellow stains. You cannot assume anything about...

Ozone Breathes New Life into Garments

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Energy and chemical costs are major factors in any...

Pampering Fragile Garments

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — While looking over past articles, I discovered that it has...

Little Things Add Up to Prosperity

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Another year in the books, and opportunity lies ahead....

Treating Holiday Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It is that time of the year, a time of traditions. It is a...

Salvage After the Storm

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It has been 24 years, but it seems like only yesterday....

The Potential for Unsatisfactory Results

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — During a recent trip speaking to cleaners and CSRs, I was...

Quick Fixes to Common Drycleaning Problems (Conclusion)

Jean Teller |

NEW ORLEANS — Two experts from the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI...

Quick Fixes to Common Drycleaning Problems (Part 1)

Jean Teller |

NEW ORLEANS — Two experts from the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI...

Alternative Solvents: Which is Best for You? (Conclusion)

NEW ORLEANS — As new cleaning technologies develop, so do the questions,...

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