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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,...

Alternative Solvents: Which is Best for You? (Part 2)

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

‘Old School’ Stresses Pampering Customers

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I came away from New Orleans with “a burr under my saddle...

Alternative Solvents: Which is Best for You? (Part 1)

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

No Reason to Fear Blood

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I have addressed blood stains previously, but the phone...

Making the Case for Pre-Spotting

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Some cleaners take the position that pre-spotting,...

Shape Your Future Dry Cleaning Business at Clean Show

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The Clean Show is back in “Nor-Lens.” That means eating...

Dry Cleaners, Name That Chemical Tool

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It is hard enough to keep straight all the chemical tools...

Protecting Unique Characteristics

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — In a previous edition of American Drycleaner, readers...

Necktie Cleaning as Much Art as Skill

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I am hoping we have turned the corner on the “casual...

Clearing Up Some Not-So-Good Rings

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There are good rings, such as gold, silver, wedding, and...

Pamper Rather Than Process

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I recently received a phone call from my friend, Norman...

It’s the Holiday Season — Are You Ready for Party Clothes?

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — In order to honor reader requests and continue a...

Four Fall Styles That Could Be Problematic for Dry Cleaners — Part 4: Oversized

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The fall 2012 couture and ready-to-wear shows in Milan, New...

Four Fall Styles That Could Be Problematic for Dry Cleaners — Part 3: Baroque

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The fall 2012 couture and ready-to-wear shows in Milan, New...

Four Fall Styles That Could Be Problematic for Dry Cleaners — Part 2: Fur

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The fall 2012 couture and ready-to-wear shows in Milan, New...

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