Special Features

Plant Design: Merit Awards, Part 2

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The Merit Awards in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards went...

Plant Design: Merit Awards, Part 1

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The Merit Awards in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards went...

Plant Design: Special Honors Awards

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The runners-up in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards were a...

Plant Design: Fully Invested

Ian P. Murphy |

Hallak Cleaners knocked out walls and moved every piece of equipment to...

Drycleaning’s Decline Is Permanent

Bob Mach |

CREVE COEUR, Mo. — The percentage of people who never use drycleaning is...

Un-Orthodox

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW YORK — Vasken Ohanyan sits at his work table in the middle of...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 4 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #4: EXTREME TRIM The posh wintertime preference for furs, faux...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 3 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #3: LACE & LEATHER Another strong year for sheers saw lots of...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 1 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #1: HEAD-TO-TOE KNIT Cozy knits are a natural fit for fall, but...

State of The Industry (Part 7 of 7)

QUESTION 7: What would you tell an operator getting ready to open his or...

State of The Industry (Part 6 of 7)

QUESTION 6: What opportunities and challenges do drycleaners face in...

State of The Industry (Part 4 of 7)

CHICAGO — American Drycleaner recently asked several industry leaders...

State of The Industry (Part 2 of 7)

QUESTION 2: The economy has been shrinking since just after our last...

State of The Industry (Part 1 of 7)

QUESTION 1: After almost two decades of increasingly stringent...

California Cool

Everett Childers |

LONG BEACH, Calif. — It was a hot, humid August in most of the U.S., but...

State of The Industry (Part 3)

QUESTION 3: When will the industry be able to bounce back, and how close...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Every drycleaner is looking for new ways to increase sales. A...

Freedom of Choice

Ian P. Murphy |

An Expanding Array of Solvent Systems is Helping Produce New Converts —...

Cleaners Showcase: Rustling Up Business

Everett Childers |

ARLINGTON, Texas — Although a bit smaller than usual, the 2010 Southwest...

Fashion vs. Fabricare (Part 2 of 4)

Ian P. Murphy |

LOOK #2: MILITARY The year’s most structured silhouette pairs olive and...

Extra! Extra!

Ian P. Murphy |

There’s nothing like a recession to remind good drycleaners that they...

Payroll Penalties

Mark E. Battersby |

With local, state and federal governments suffering the effects of the...

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Merit Awards (Part 2 of 2)

Ian P. Murphy |

Jerry’s Cleaners, Naples, Fla. Left in charge of the business after...

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Merit Awards (Part 1 of 2)

Ian P. Murphy |

Aladdin Cleaners, Amherst, N.Y. Celebrating its 70th year in business,...

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Special Honors Winners

Ian P. Murphy |

Outstanding Production Facility: CRDN of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev...

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