Ian P. Murphy

Freelance Writer

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

NCA’s Brainstorming with the Best Heads to Jamaica

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

Fall Fashion Extra: When Garments Sparkle, Drycleaners Cringe (Part 3 of 3)

While the six “Styles of The Season” spotlighted in American Drycleaner...

Styles of The Season (Part 2 of 3)

There are always challenges for drycleaners who try to clean couture...

Styles of The Season (Part 1 of 3)

There are always challenges for drycleaners who try to clean couture...

Fulton Wins $1.5 Million Grant for Expansion

PULASKI, N.Y. — New York’s Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund has awarded...

The Economy Is Still in Recession, Drycleaners Say

CHICAGO — Last month, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced...

Making the Brand

Saturated with drycleaners of every shape and size, the Chicago market...

Only Half of Drycleaners Now Use Perc, Survey Says

CHICAGO — Asked what solvent system or systems they use to clean...

Healthcare Costs Out of Control, Drycleaners Say

CHICAGO — More than three-quarters (75.8%) of drycleaners say that the...

Drycleaning Employee Fired over Pregnancy, EEOC Says

MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...

In Memoriam: Nicholas Kashkashian

PHILADEPHIA — Nicholas Kashkashian Sr., president of the Philadephia-...

Drycleaners Warm to Social Media, Survey Shows

CHICAGO — More than half (52.0%) of drycleaners are using social media...

Going Commercial

RICHFIELD, Minn. — Pilgrim Cleaners in Richfield has done a good...

Clean '09: Attendance Down, Quality Up

NEW ORLEANS — Attendee registrations stood at approximately 10,200 as...

Chemical Manufacturer Launches 'Green' Laundry Products for Counter Sale

NEW ORLEANS — For drycleaners looking to promote a green, ecofriendly...

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