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.

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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf shores...

Clean ’09 Educational Sessions

THURSDAY, JUNE 18Labor Savings: What New, Automated Equipment Can Do For...

Bayou’s Market: The Industry’s Biggest Exhibition Returns to ‘The Big Easy’

NEW ORLEANS — Knocked out of Clean’s rotation temporarily by Hurricane...

Magnolia Cleaners Offers Free Cleaning to Jobless

ATHENS, Tenn. — Magnolia Cleaners in Athens, Tenn., is the latest...

R.R. Street & Co. Inc. Wins Favorable Verdict in Long-Running Modesto Lawsuit

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — After hearing evidence for five months and...

Drycleaners Fish Hundreds of Items from Pockets Monthly, Survey Says

CHICAGO — A survey of British drycleaners recently found that customers...

House Bill Seeks Bag Tax to Combat Pollution

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced a bill last month...

Timeline: 1990s & 2000s

1990sThe hallmark of the ’90s is a barrage of increasingly stringent...

Most Drycleaners Will Attend Clean in Spite of Economy, Survey Says

CHICAGO — More than half (53.5%) of drycleaners responding to American...

Timeline: 1970s & 1980s

1970sWash-and-wear, permanent press and other easy-care options take a...

Timeline: 1950s & 1960s

1950sThe postwar economic boom spreads into drycleaning, ushering in its...

Drycleaners Cut Payrolls as Sales Continue to Fall, Survey Says

CHICAGO — Drycleaners across the country cut payrolls as sales continued...

Timeline: 1930s & 1940s

1930s[NP][/NP]The magazine launches in the depths of the Great...

Drycleaners Pick Biggest Challenges, Innovations of Past and Present

CHICAGO — Asked to name the industry’s biggest challenges and...

Industry Heads Off Philly Colocation Ban

PHILADELPHIA — After hearing testimony from industry associations early...

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