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].

Take the Time to Digest

CONCORD, N.C. — I am sure you have seen this stain. By its location and...

Stain-Removal Problems in Common

CONCORD, N.C. — A reader recently sent me an e-mail that contained...

Not All Yellow Stains Are Created Equal

CONCORD, N.C. — There are times when all stains begin to look alike; they...

Simple Additions to Stain-Removal Toolbox

CONCORD, N.C. — There are times when quality stain removal comes down...

New Year Brings Holiday Stains

CONCORD, N.C. — A new year brings new opportunities for those prepared...

Take Care of ‘Little Things’ for Greater Stain Removal Success

CONCORD, N.C. — When I’m around fabricare colleagues, they often say a...

Spotting Tips: Take the Time to Test Trim

CONCORD, N.C. — If you have been in the industry for less than three...

Spotting Tips: Soy Sauce and Balsamic Vinaigrette

CONCORD, N.C. —  I was interviewed recently for one of those all-too-...

Spotting Tips: Tannin Removal Ticket to Better Business

CONCORD, N.C. — It seems to me that cleaners are looking for a remedy...

Spotting Tips: Fix The Fixer-Uppers’ Clothing

CONCORD, N.C. — The stain-removal seminar was arranged for operators...

Treating Springtime Stains

CHICAGO — Every season brings a unique set of stains to the garment-...

Strategies for Stains That Stick

CHICAGO — A reader recently wrote to ask for guidance in removing Super...

Get Ahead in The New Year

CHICAGO — The New Year is a perfect time to modify practices that no...

Cold Comfort for Your Customers

CHICAGO — As cold weather creeps down from the north, customers will...

Learn Before You Earn

CHICAGO — Whatever financial recovery may be underway probably has not...

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