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.

America’s Best Completes SolvonK4 Conversions

SAN FRANCISCO — America’s Best Cleaners (ABC) announced last week that...

Survey: Drycleaners to Spend on Equipment Upgrades

CHICAGO — With the Clean Show coming up and the economy showing signs of...

Alliance Announces Executive Promotions

RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Systems announced that effective Feb. 1,...

Sudsies Expands Vintage Services

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Sudsies Dry Cleaners & Laundry recently doubled...

Dawson Retires from R.R. Street & Co.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — After a career with Naperville, Ill.-based R.R....

StatShot: Sales Surge in Northeast; Other Regions Mixed

CHICAGO — Sales surged in the Northeast in December and the fourth...

Five-Star Conference Heads Back to Vegas

In response to popular demand, the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (...

Moving Forward with A New Plan

CHICAGO — Sometimes we revel in the failures of others. We say things...

Women Avoid 'Dryclean Only' Clothes, Survey Says

CHICAGO — While the vast majority of women enjoy shopping for clothes,...

Plant Design: Merit Awards, Part 2

CHICAGO — The Merit Awards in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards went...

'The Situation' Helps Launch 'GTL' Green Garmento Bag

LOS ANGELES — To maintain his signature six-pack, Jersey Shore...

Plant Design: Merit Awards, Part 1

CHICAGO — The Merit Awards in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards went...

California Drycleaner Returns $2,000 Cash

RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif. — A California drycleaner recently returned $2,...

Drycleaners Optimistic About New Year’s Resolutions

CHICAGO — Asked about their goals for the New Year, more than one-third...

Plant Design: Special Honors Awards

CHICAGO — The runners-up in the 50th Annual Plant Design Awards were a...

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