Ian P. Murphy

American Drycleaner

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

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...

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)...

Higher Energy Costs Ahead, Government Says

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

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...

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...

Modesto Contamination Spawns New Lawsuit

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

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...

Two Influential Operators Pass Away

CHICAGO, Ill. — Two longtime industry operators, Bobby Landers and...

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