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.

Base Prices Higher in Northeast

Drycleaners in the Northeast maintain the highest base prices, according...

Dallas Cleaners Shoot Would-Be Robber to Death

DALLAS — The operators of Joe’s Cleaners in Dallas, Texas, foiled a...

Maytag Schedules Centennial Celebration

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Maytag will celebrate its 100th anniversary this...

Higher Energy Costs Ahead, Government Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers may pay record prices for heating oil and...

Drycleaners' Killer to Challenge Lethal Injection

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two inmates on Kentucky’s death row — one convicted...

EPA Adds Utah Site to Priority List

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

DryClean USA Posts Record Revenues for 2007

MIAMI, Fla. — DryClean USA’s 2007 yearly earnings have increased 10% as...

Custom Cleaners Closes Due to Lost-Pants Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — So Jin and Soo Chung, defendants in the $54 million...

Modesto Contamination Spawns New Lawsuit

MODESTO, Calif. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is...

Most Process Work with Tensioning Equipment

CHICAGO, Ill. — The majority of operators (58.1%) are using tensioning...

Restoration Cleaners Breaks into Inc. 5,000

HOUSTON, Texas — Inc. magazine named Houston’s Restoration Cleaners to...

Texcare Asia Set to Go on As Scheduled

SHANGHAI, China — Texcare Asia 2007 — the largest industry show in the...

Two-Fifths of Drycleaners Raise Prices

CHICAGO — Two-fifths (40%) of drycleaners nationwide raised prices...

U.S. Dry Cleaning Acquires Top California Chain

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — U.S. Dry Cleaning Corp. announced yesterday it...

Prestige Preservation Enters Japanese Market

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prestige Preservation LLC, an international licenser...

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