National Clothesline
National Clothesline
August 2015
National Clothesline
A confession. Every cleaner has dreamed
what it would be like for a customer to
confess to a false claim and make
restitution. In this case, it wasn’t a dream.
Still cleaning up. Cleanup of contamination
from a former drycleaning site in Ohio is
about to enter another phase that would add
millions of dollars to the millions that have
been spent over more than two decades.
Cancun bound. The venue has been chosen
and speakers selected for January’s
Brainstorming & Five Star conference jointly
sponsored by the NCA and DLI.
Surveying the future. The future of the
textile care industry will be the topic of a this
year’s IDC convention next month in Osaka,
Community support. A Charleston, SC,
cleaner showed community support following
the church shootings there in June by
donating cleaning for families of the victims.
Out of the ’90s. From our store image, to our
vans, to the way we present ourselves at the
counter, many view us as out of date or
antiquated. It’s time to fix that, says James
Uncommon sense. Frank Kollman had lost
hope that sanity could be restored to the law
of the workplace, but a Circuit Court issued a
decision based on rational, sane logic.
More from Clean. This month, Don
Desrosiers discusses offerings from Trevil,
Hoffman and Itsumi at the Atlanta show.
How do you know? Are you are turning out a
better product than your competition?
Harvey Gershenson asks, “how do you
See the light. Using a micro-mini black light
to to reveal hidden stains is covered by Dan
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Worth Weil, for a long while
Over 86 years, Weil Cleaners has made a name for itself in Monroe, LA, by handling some of the
dirtiest cleaning jobs imaginable, some that many drycleaners wouldn’t want to touch. For example,
when a skunk sprayed bridal gowns a day before the wedding, Weil Cleaners stepped up to save the
day. But the company doesn’t limit itself to cleaning clothes. From the beginning, founder Doniel
Weil had an expansive view of the cleaning business. He saw that railroad workers had no shower
facilities while they were out working, so he went beyond cleaning their clothes by installing shower
stalls and providing soap and towels so they could clean up before going home after a week of hard
work. Diversification has kept the company going through depression, war and the polyester
recession and now Doniel’s grandson, Donnie, can tell stomach-churning stories about cleaning jobs
he has tackled.  
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