Ian P. Murphy

American Drycleaner

Ian P. Murphy is a freelance writer based in Chicago, and was the editor of American Drycleaner from 1999 to 2011.

Industry Defends Perc Use in D.C., Philadelphia

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute...

In Memoriam: Harry G. Campagna

CHICAGO — Harry G. Campagna, chairman of Chicago-based press-pad...

One-Third of Drycleaners Make New Year’s Resolutions

CHICAGO — Asked about their goals for the New Year, only one-third (33.3...

Rachael Ray Cooks Up TV 'Trouble' at Drycleaning Plant

EDGEWATER, N.J. — The CBS reality special I Get That A Lot showcased...

EPA Proposes Stricter Clean-Air Regs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher...

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

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

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

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

49th Annual Plant Design Awards: Special Honors Winners

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

Senate Passes Landmark Healthcare Reform Bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping healthcare reform bill,...

Bibbentuckers in Dallas Takes Grand Prize in 49th Plant Design Awards

DALLAS — It was a moment every business owner dreads. Something —...

Sales Volume to Stabilize in 2010, Operators Say

CHICAGO — Asked to offer their rough forecasts for sales in the new year...

Mild Winter Pushes Natural Gas Prices to New Low

NEW YORK — Natural gas prices have dropped well below what they were...

Zellers, Mannis Partner to Create New Company

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jane Zellers, owner of JCZ Training & Consulting...

Drycleaners Set to Spend for 2010 Plant Projects

CHICAGO — Asked about their plans in advance of American Drycleaner’s...

NCA’s Brainstorming with the Best Heads to Jamaica

NEW YORK — The National Cleaners Association (NCA) is hosting its annual...

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