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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...

Four Fall Styles That Could Be Problematic for Dry Cleaners — Part 1: Patterned

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Pre-Spotting Step Toward Better Cleaning

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Many owners believe that pre-spotting is totally...

Brush Up on the Basics

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I have found that it is worthwhile to review the spotting...

Cintas Releases Top Tips for Ensuring Eye Safety

Staff Writer |

CINCINNATI — According to the Occupational Safety and Health...

White Wine and Word of Mouth

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — This is the story of a dress, but not your normal dress....

Tips for Meeting New HazCom Requirements

Staff Writer |

CINCINNATI — Cintas Corp., a provider of first aid and safety products,...

The Dream Dry Cleaning Plant (If Money Were No Object)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Do you dream of a new plant? Are you tired of “making do...

Treating Acetate and Metallics

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Not all garments are created equal, just as not all...

Take the Time to Digest

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I am sure you have seen this stain. By its location and...

Stain-Removal Problems in Common

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — A reader recently sent me an e-mail that contained...

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