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.

Zengeler Asks Clients to Help Celebrate 150th

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — Zengeler Cleaners, a seven-store operation based in...

Chung Fundraiser Nets More Than $62,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fundraiser benefiting Jin and Soo Chung, operators...

U.S. Dry Cleaning IPO Targets National Chain

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — U.S. Dry Cleaning Corp. announced last week that...

Canadian Drycleaning Giant Files for Bankruptcy

TORONTO — Canadian drycleaning giant DoveCorp Enterprises — parent of...

Smoking Bans Won't Hurt Business, Most Cleaners Say

CHICAGO, Ill. — Seven out of 10 (70.4%) drycleaners don’t think that the...

DLI Releases Solvent White Paper

LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI, formerly IFI...

Motion to Reconsider Lost-Pants Suit Denied

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Judge Judith Bartnoff denied a request for...

Clean '07 Beats 2005's Orlando Outing

ATLANTA. Ga. — Attendance at Clean ’07, staged last month in Las Vegas,...

Blue Sky Restores Hope Following Tahoe Wildfire

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — San Francisco-based Blue Sky Cleaners was one of the...

Pearson Files Motion to Reverse Verdict

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roy Pearson, the District of Columbia judge who lost...

Harvey Becomes First Female DLI President

LAUREL, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI, formerly IFI...

Perc Consumption Drops Again, TCATA Says

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Demand for perchloroethylene in the U.S. drycleaning...

Wages Highest in West, Survey Says

CHICAGO — Drycleaning operations in the West pay the highest wages,...

South Korea Cleaner Sued for Lottery Winnings

BUSAN, South Korea — A man filed suit in South Korea last week against...

Plaintiff Gets Nothing in Lost-Pants Verdict

WASHINGTON — D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff announced her...

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