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.

ZIPS Collects Record 5,000 Outfits for The Unemployed

GREENBELT, Md. — ZIPS Dry Cleaners, a 24-store chain based in the...

Canadian Chain Introduces Plastic Suit

TORONTO — Tip Top Tailors, Canada’s No. 1 men’s specialty store,...

Hudson Equipment to Handle Sailstar Parts

HUDSON, Ohio — Hudson, Ohio-based Hudson Equipment Co. has bought out...

Survey: Four Out of Five Drycleaners Satisfied with Distributors

CHICAGO — Nearly four out of five drycleaners (79.4%) say that they are...

Senate Seeks to Combat Evasion of Import Duties; Alleged Hanger Dumpers Charged

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Olympia Snowe (R-...

AWGS Partners with Green Bride Guide

ORANGE, Conn. — The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS), an...

DLI Officials Appear at International Conference

GOUDA, HOLLAND — Bill Fisher, CEO of the Drycleaning & Laundry...

Northeast Shows Signs of Growth; Others Struggling

CHICAGO — Building upon last month’s 0.9% growth, drycleaners in the...

Leading Cleaners Meet in New York

Affiliates of Leading Cleaners Internationale (LCI), a marketing...

AristoCraft Leads Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

OXFORD, Mass. — New England-based AristoCraft Supply is launching a...

Illinois Drycleaner Fends Off Robbers

OAK PARK, Ill. — When two men — one brandishing a gun — walked into...

American Cancer Society Calls for Further Study of Perc

NEW YORK — A new report from the American Cancer Society and other world...

Super Laundry Equipment Expands UniMac Territory

RIPON, Wis. — With the acquisition of the commercial-laundry distributor...

Survey: Drycleaners Embrace Social Media in Marketing

CHICAGO — Almost three-quarters (73.3%) of operators say they now use a...

Fed Seeks to Expand Small-Business Lending

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Bank is exploring new ways to boost...

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