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.

What It Means To Be Green

With concerns about fuel prices, global warming and other issues, more...

Drycleaners Across the Country Feel Economic Crunch; West Hit Hardest, Survey Shows

CHICAGO — The tanking economy has taken its toll on drycleaners across...

‘Green’ Means Many Things, Operators Say

CHICAGO — Interest in “environmentally friendly” products and services...

Canada Seeks to Limit D5 Silicone in Waste Streams

OTTAWA, Ont. — Environment Canada announced this month that it has...

Koalaty Cleaners Gives Back to Its Community

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Koalaty Cleaners in Southlake, Texas, has launched a...

Zengeler’s Coat Drive for Vets a Success

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Northbrook, Ill.-based Zengeler Cleaners and the...

MFM Celebrates 55th Anniversary

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Methods for Management (MFM) Inc. is celebrating its...

What’s the Best Way to Remove Rock Salt Stains?

Q: With all of the snowstorms this year, we’ve been getting a lot of...

48th Annual Plant Design Awards: Special Honors Winners

Outstanding Central Plant: DC Center Cleaners, Woodside, N.Y. Operator...

Plant Design Awards Grand Prize Winner: D.O. Summers Cleaners

Representing the third of four generations of Goldbergs to operate the...

Economy Will Get Worse in 2009, Operators Say

CHICAGO — Battered by a flagging economy and declining sales, more than...

Drycleaners at the Forefront of Economic Downturn

CHICAGO — In StatShot surveys covering 18 months, drycleaners nationwide...

Styles of The Season

Haute couture runways in Milan, New York and Paris reveal the challenges...

Downturn Won’t Slow Plant Projects, Drycleaners Say

CHICAGO — Three out of five (59.3%) drycleaners say they plan to build...

Drycleaners Expect Equipment, Supply Costs to Remain Steady in 2009

CHICAGO — Drycleaners expect to keep equipment and supply costs steady...

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