Martin L. Young Jr.

Industry Consultant and Trainer

Martin L. Young Jr. has been an industry consultant and trainer for 20 years, and a member of various stakeholder groups on environmental issues. He is a past president of the North Carolina Association of Launderers & Cleaners (NCALC). He grew up in his parents’ plant in Concord, N.C., Young Cleaners, which he operates to this day. Contact him by phone at 704-786-3011, or via e-mail at [email protected].

Primer on Protein, Tips for Tannin

CONCORD, N.C. — I must apologize to those of you new to the industry,...

Treating Fragiles After the Festive

CONCORD, N.C. — During this post-holidays time of year, you will probably...

Sweaters Bring Extra Cash, but Be Cautious

CONCORD, N.C. — Fall weather means cooler temperatures, and cooler...

Can You Make a Little Change?

CONCORD, N.C. — What do you want to happen to your drycleaning business...

Working with Wools and Silks

CONCORD, N.C. — The summer of 2014 is in the rear-view mirror, and the...

Multiple Variables Thwart ‘One-Shot’ Expectations

CONCORD, N.C. — I recently attended a regional show for the cleaning...

Tapping On Sentiment

CONCORD, N.C. — The last six years—the time during which I have written...

Lot of Little Things Contribute to Consistent Cleaning

CONCORD, N.C. — There is going to come a time when a cleaner/spotter will...

Supplemental Stain Removal: An Eye on Longevity

CONCORD, N.C. — I had just finished a presentation on making the most of...

See Oxidized Oil Stain as Opportunity to Shine

CONCORD, N.C. — Oh, those yellow stains. You cannot assume anything about...

Ozone Breathes New Life into Garments

CONCORD, N.C. — Energy and chemical costs are major factors in any...

Pampering Fragile Garments

CONCORD, N.C. — While looking over past articles, I discovered that it has...

Little Things Add Up to Prosperity

CONCORD, N.C. — Another year in the books, and opportunity lies ahead....

Treating Holiday Stains

CONCORD, N.C. — It is that time of the year, a time of traditions. It is a...

Salvage After the Storm

CONCORD, N.C. — It has been 24 years, but it seems like only yesterday....

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