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Spotting Tips: Give Smooth Leather Extra Attention (Conclusion)

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — My January column on wetcleaning suede (Breathing New Life...

Spotting Tips: Give Smooth Leather Extra Attention (Part 1)

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — My January column on wetcleaning suede (Breathing New Life...

‘Feel’ the Burn!

Tim Burke |

CHICAGO — The characteristics and appearance of the burnt residue of a...

Spotting Tips: Breaking Down Cosmetics Stains (Conclusion)

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Makeup on garments was and is a problem for the garment...

Spotting Tips: Breaking Down Cosmetics Stains (Part 1)

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Makeup on garments was and is a problem for the garment...

Breathing New Life into Suede

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I recently spoke to a cleaner who expressed astonishment...

Evaluate 2015, Anticipate Holiday Fashion Challenges

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It is the holiday season, and the end of the year is in...

Outerwear Accompanies Arrival of Cooler Weather

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Cooler weather has arrived and, along with it, outerwear....

Evaluate Before It’s Too Late

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — To get the most out of your stain removal efforts with the...

Adhere to Basics When Cleaning Expensive Gowns

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There always comes a point when you choose to clean a “...

Enhance Bottom Line by Offering Fluff and Fold (Conclusion)

Bruce Beggs |

ATLANTA — While roughly 60% of U.S. coin laundries offer some form of...

Enhance Bottom Line by Offering Fluff and Fold (Part 1)

Bruce Beggs |

ATLANTA — While roughly 60% of U.S. coin laundries offer some form of...

Make ‘Sorry’ Tags a Thing of the Past

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The yellow of the mustard is barely touched. The spaghetti...

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...

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