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.

Tide’s Rise Is Based on Brand

CHICAGO — The talk of the industry always seems to hinge on the newest...

DLI’s Fisher Out; Scalco to Lead Association

LAUREL, Md. — The board of directors of the Drycleaning & Laundry...

Prestige Operator Recognized for Service

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Eddie Mannis, president of Knoxville-based Prestige...

StatShot: Snow Buries February Sales, Prices Inch Up

CHICAGO — Sales fell alongside the snow in February, according to this...

DLI’s Five-Star Conference A Winner

LAUREL, Md. — What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, says the...

EPA Approves Calif. Perc Phaseout Plan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved...

Most Operators Plan to Attend Clean ’11

CHICAGO — More than half (53.6%) of the operators surveyed in this month...

Lodi Liability Lawsuit Ends, Cleanup Expands

LODI, Calif. — The City of Lodi ended a 22-year battle over groundwater...

Living Social

Operators are embracing the social media to help communicate with...

Worker Dies in Drycleaning Accident

NEW YORK — A woman was crushed to death last week at the Queens...

Foster-Stephens Set for 75th Anniversary

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Supplier Foster-Stephens Inc. will celebrate...

Leather Master, American Weaving Under New Ownership

JOLIET, Ill. — John and Stephanie Conway, formerly of Suede Products,...

StatShot: Weather Hurts January Sales; Year-End Shows Promise

CHICAGO — Record snowfalls impacted already slow sales last month across...

EnviroStar Announces Q2, First-Half Results

MIAMI — EnviroStar Inc. reported revenues and earnings this week for the...

DLI Introduces Seal of Approval

Laurel, Md. — The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute announced it is...

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