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How a Group of Dry-Cleaners Formed a Collective Franchise

If you’ve ever served on a jury, you know how difficult it is to get a dozen people to agree on a single decision. Now imagine getting 14 people from all walks of life to agree on every decision.

That’s the situation Zips Dry Cleaners found itself in when the north Virginia chain decided to begin franchising in 2006.

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German company pitches greener drycleaning to U.S.

A family-owned German chemical producer with a relatively low profile in the United States is moving aggressively into U.S. territory.

Kreussler GmbH, a company that’s dominant in the European dry-cleaning industry, describes its new, green solvent, SystemK4—or SK4 for short—as being “innovative, environmentally friendly, nontoxic, biodegradable, and safe for ground, water, and humans.”

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Kannegiesser USA Expands Engineering And Planning Department

Kannegiesser USA has expanded their engineering and planning department by welcoming Newly Caudle to the team as Laundry Design Specialist.

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Disneyland’s Dry Cleaning Gets an Energy Efficient Upgrade

As the provider of laundry and dry cleaning services for Disneyland Resort’s costumes and hospitality supply items, L&N Costume and Linen Service knows a little something about both quantity and quality. Now, with the help of the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Department of Energy, this forward-looking enterprise is embracing new, clean energy technologies as well.

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Man Using Bed Bugs As An Excuse To Burglarize Homes

In Brooklyn, there is a man claiming to be an exterminator going from house to house convincing residents to evacuate their homes for a few hours to do a routine bed bug spray. Most of the residents didn’t even have bed bugs but the man claimed he was sent by the co-op to do a preventative spray.

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ARTA holds cleanshow breakfast

You are invited to participate in an ARTA tradition at Clean — The ARTA Breakfast. This year, our breakfast will be held on June 7 from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. in Room N230 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We hope you will stop by and enjoy a hot breakfast before attending Clean education sessions or entering the show floor.

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Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. hires Wesley Kelley

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Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. hires Wesley Kelley as Regional Sales Manager

Beacon Falls, CT- Wesley Kelley has joined the sales and marketing division of Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. He comes to Lavatec with 20 years of experience in the laundry industry and a vast array of talents. He has provided sales, marketing, laundry design, and project management for a wide array of customers and territories.

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P&G Looks to Franchise Tide Dry Cleaning

The world’s largest consumer products company attached its branding to car washes three years ago. Now it wants to open hundreds of franchised Tide Dry Cleaners

Procter & Gamble, long dominant in detergents to wash clothes, wants to dry clean them, too. The world’s largest consumer products company plans to roll out franchised Tide Dry Cleaners across America. Some franchising vets say the strategy could be a hit. Andrew Cherng, founder of Panda

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Woman Laundry Worker Seriously injured

A woman loading towels into an industrial steamer at the dry cleaners she worked at was crushed when her scarf became caught in the machine.

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