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.

Street Joins Forces with Airgas for Solvair

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — R.R. Street & Co. and Airgas Inc. announced an...

Hawaiian Punished for Compliance Violations

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The former owner of a downtown Honolulu drycleaning...

Northeast Charges More for Separates

CHICAGO — Drycleaners in the Northeast charge as much as 25% more to...

Barton Solvents Focuses on Recovery

DES MOINES, Iowa — Since a massive explosion and fire destroyed an Iowa...

'Lost Pants' Judge Loses Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roy Pearson lost his job as a District administrative...

U.S. Dry Cleaning Acquires Honolulu Chain

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Industry consolidator U.S. Dry Cleaning Corp. (...

Barton Solvents Suffers Second Explosion

DES MOINES, Iowa — Barton Solvents, a supplier of drycleaning solvents...

Red Cap Gunman Convicted

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The shooter in an attempted robbery that left Red Cap...

TexCare Trade Show a Success, NCA says

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The National Cleaners Association (NCA) reports that...

'Lost Pants' Pearson Close to Losing Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roy L. Pearson Jr., plaintiff in the $54 million lost...

Lapels Emphasizes 'Enviro-Friendly' Plants

HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels, one of the industry’s fastest-growing franchise...

Drycleaner Sues Former Customer for $100K

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The owner of a Manhattan drycleaning business is suing...

Energy a Bottom-Line Concern, Drycleaners Say

CHICAGO — With oil and gas prices going up, three-quarters (76.0%) of...

Economic Census to Tally Drycleaning Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau will send questionnaires to an...

Vulcan Settles with City of Modesto

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 15, 2007) — Vulcan Materials Co. announced...

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