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The Laundry Industry’s Largest Trade Show and Convention to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary in Las Vegas In 1977, six professional associations got together to host a collaborative convention and trade show for the textile care industries. This inaugural event, which was held in Chicago, was officially ...
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Decorated War Hero Reinvents Himself as a Successful Multi-Laundry Owner It takes more than one unscrupulous shopping mall owner to rattle Bill Pederson. With more than 100 combat missions flown as a U.S. Air Force flight medic, there’s not much that civilian life – or the self-service laundry business ...
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A Five-Phase Approach for Developing a Profitable Commercial Laundry Service As a vended laundry owner, you outlay a lot of money in store development, permitting, construction and equipment. So why not make that investment as fruitful as possible? Fully utilize idle equipment and attendants by launching ...
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Here Are Some Simple Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Tumblers Running Smoothly… and Profitably Lint. It barely has any weight to it. Who would have thought something so seemingly innocent could be so potentially destructive? However, if left unchecked, lint can cause a variety of issues for your self-service ...
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The Key Elements to Making Pickup and Delivery Profitable for Your Laundry Business Despite last years abrupt exit of on-demand laundry giant Washio from the industry, the residential pickup and delivery business continues to grow, with more and more existing laundry owners and newcomers to the ...
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A Look at Massachusetts-Based Changer Manufacturer Triad Design Group Triad Design Group, headquartered in Littleton, Mass., has been involved with developing products that dispense coins and currency since 1975 although not always specifically for the self-service laundry business. In the late ...
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Once You Understand How Customers Find Your Laundry, the Goal Should Be to Make It Easy for Others to Follow in Their Footsteps Anyone whos ever walked into your laundry has a story behind how they got there and youd do well to listen to them whenever you get the chance. What do I mean? Try stopping ...
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Philip Kodroff Laundromart Hollywood, Fla. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Kodroff was a corporate executive in the fashion industry. Store Opening April 20, 2016 Business Hours 24 hours a day. The laundry is open every day, except for Christmas Day. Staff Three full-time ...
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Is Your Stores Exterior Signage Doing All It Can for Your Laundry Business? Your exterior signs serve as a type of silent salesperson for your self-service laundry. They draw attention to your business and help differentiate it from the others down the street or within your strip center. In fact, ...
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An Interview with the American Water Works Associations Director of Communications Greg Kail Greg Kail is the director of communications for the American Water Works Association, where he oversees internal and public communications, public affairs, media relations and a variety of other functions. ...
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Laundry Owner Serves Holiday Dinner to Area Homeless The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others Mahatma Gandhi For the last five years, weve done laundry for the homeless at our store every week. Heres how it works: if someone is admitted to the local homeless ...
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Kevin Adkins Dirty Laundry Express Irvington, N.J. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Kevin used to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Store Opening December 12, 2016 Business Hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Staff ...
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A Taxing Situation

Heres a Look at the Current Legislative Climate Across the U.S. And What It Could Mean for Laundry Tax Exemptions Over the last several years, we have seen a significant rise in the number of proposals to impose new state sales taxes on services. Laundry services including self-service laundry ...
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Laundry Owners Reveal Their Utility-Saving Initiatives And the Bottom Line Results Utility costs. Its a topic guaranteed to get every laundry owner in the room talking. After all, water, natural gas and electricity are the lifeblood of every self-service laundry business. And, collectively, they ...
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An Interview with Michigan Laundry Owner Mark Murray Mark Murray who owns the 5,200-square-foot FabriCare Express Laundry at the Adrian Image Center in Adrian, Mich. grew up in the self-service laundry business. In fact, at one point, his fathers laundry chain numbered a dozen stores across several ...
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Six Steps to Properly Setting Up Your Sales Funnel When laundry owners contact me about increasing their wash-dry-fold businesses, converting more foot traffic or getting their pickup services off the ground, one of the first things I look at is whether or not their websites are adequately set up ...
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Laundry Owners Reveal Their Top Business Goals for 2017 Each January, many of us make a list of resolutions to help us live better lives throughout the year. Whether those resolutions are to eat healthier, work out more often, get out of debt or just be nicer to others, the New Year provides ...
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An Interview with Chicago Laundry Business Veteran John Vassiliades John Vassiliades, president and CEO of J. Vassiliades & Co., began his career in the self-service laundry and drycleaning business more than 40 years ago. During that time, he has owned multiple stores throughout the Chicago area, ...
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Craig Wells Marysville Laundry Station Marysville, Wash. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Craig used to work in a grocery store. Store Opening January 1, 2004 Business Hours 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with the last wash beginning at 9:00 p.m. Staff Three full-time ...
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The Midweek Laundromat Doldrums Drove Owner John MacKrell to Seek Out Additional Business, Leading to the Creation of Springboard It was another quiet Tuesday. And, if John MacKrell were in the business of selling dryer lint, he would have told you after a busy weekend of walk-in traffic that ...
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