Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

Perc Proclamation (Part 1 of 2)

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted...

StatShot: Dry Cleaning Sales Take Shine to Mild Winter

CHICAGO — What a difference a year makes. Heavy winter storms affected...

Survey: Given Updated EPA Assessment, Most Cleaners Believe Perc’s Days are Numbered

CHICAGO — In light of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...

StatShot: Under Clearer Skies, Dry Cleaners Post Sales Increases Across the Board in January

CHICAGO — The record snowfalls that impacted business in a big way last...

Survey: 40% of Dry Cleaners Plan to Add Commercial Service or Expand Capacity

CHICAGO — It’s not unusual for a retail dry cleaner to also offer a...

Plant Design Awards — Merit Award: Pride Cleaners & TIDE Dry Cleaners

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Pride Cleaners turned the shell of a former ice...

Plant Design Awards — Special Honors, Outstanding New Build: Yale Cleaners

TULSA, Okla. — Abundant landscaping surrounds the upscale, contemporary...

Every Region Reports Sales Increases in December, Fourth Quarter

CHICAGO — Dry cleaning sales rose in every region in December and the...

Plant Design Awards — Special Honors, Outstanding Renovation: Kite’s Custom Cleaners

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kite’s opened the stand-alone plant in 2003 after...

Plant Design Awards — Special Honors, Outstanding Plant-on-Premises: Zengeler Cleaners, Long Grove, Ill.

LONG GROVE, Ill. — Family-owned Zengeler Cleaners chose to build its...

Plant Design Awards — Special Honors, Outstanding Reconstruction: Tower Cleaners, Calgary, Alberta

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada — Tower Cleaners transformed a 16,000-square-...

Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Cleaners Process at Least 20% of Volume Using Wet Cleaning

CHICAGO — Wet cleaning has gone from being a dry cleaning alternative...

Plant Design Awards — Grand Prize: Margaret’s Cleaners (Part 2 of 2)

SAN DIEGO — Margaret’s Cleaners’ 22,000-square-foot plant, formerly an...

Plant Design Awards — Grand Prize: Margaret’s Cleaners (Part 1 of 2)

SAN DIEGO — Margaret’s Cleaners’ 22,000-square-foot plant, formerly an...

StatShot: Sales Grow in Three Regions; Marketing Spending Down from Previous Year

CHICAGO — Sales grew in three regions of the United States in November...

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