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.

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'Crazy' Design Doesn't Clown Around

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California Approves Perc Ban

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted yesterday to phase out...

Dual-Phase Cleanup Set to Begin in Lodi

Dual-phase contamination cleanup is set to begin in Lodi, Calif., the...

Merit Award Winners in the Spotlight (Part 2)

More exceptional plant projects from American Drycleaner's 46th Annual...

O'Toole Lets Drycleaner Write His Epitaph

Actor Peter O’Toole says he has decided on an epitaph for his tombstone...

Wire Survey: Most Cleaners Gave to Charity in '06

The vast majority of drycleaners gave to charity last year, according to...

'Crazy' Design Doesn't Clown Around

Crazy Cleanerz Laughs All The Way to The Bank withIts High-Volume, One-...

Merit Award Winners in the Spotlight

More exceptional plant projects from American Drycleaner's 46th Annual...

Crazy Cleanerz Named Best Plant Design

American Drycleaner has named Crazy Cleanerz in Cordova, Tenn., the Best...

Drycleaner Gives Local Swim Team $6,000

A Massachusetts drycleaner donated $6,000 to the inaugural season of the...

Fall Fashons to Flummox Fabricare

Six of the season's most popular looks — any of which could present...

Jhane Barnes Picks America's Best Drycleaners

High-end menswear marketer Jhane Barnes recently released a line of...

Wire Survey: Half of Drycleaners Report Improved Results in 2006

One year ago, almost two-thirds of drycleaners responding to a Wire...

Fall Fashions Flummox Fabricare

Six of the season's most popular looks — any of which could present...

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