National Clothesline
December 2018
National Clothesline
Survivor’s tale. For half of his life, Henry
Greenbaum owned and operated a
drycleaners in Washington, DC, but it
was the other half of his life, both before
and after his years as a drycleaner, that
are particularly noteworthy.
Where it’s done right. Five generations
of the Dry family have been dedicated to
doing drycleaning right in the Albamarle,
NC, area.
Last show. The cycle of regional trade
shows ended on a high note last month
with PDCA’s Expo in Baltimore.
Courses coming. DLI has scheduled
spring, summer and fall sessions of its
drycleaning courses in 2019.
Locking up lockers. Mulberrys Garment
Care has acquired Laundry Locker and
its more than over 350 locker locations
in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Just ask. How do you know how new
customers find you? Ask them, says
Larry Siegel, and keep track of the
answers they give.
Blowdown throw down. Blowing down
the boilers may be the most contentious
boiler issue. Bruce Grossman digs into
the topic.
Local outlook. The trend toward state
and local employment regulation will
continue, predicts Frank Kollman.

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Meeting challenges, making friends
Eleven past president gathered at the Laurel, MD, headquarters of the Dry-cleaning and Laundry
Institute last month, during the fall board meeting held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania and
Delaware Cleaners Association trade show in nearby Baltimore.
The past presidents toured DLI’s facility and caught up with their colleagues and the DLI staff and
were invited to attend the fall board meeting and share input and perspectives with the current
Pictured in front from left are Lang Houston (2001-2002), Crest Cleaners, Cocoa Beach, FL; Ed
Robinson (2008-2009), Ed Robinson Laundry and Drycleaning, Columbia, SC; Donald Fawcett
(2005-2006), Dependable Cleaners, Quincy, MA; Jim Nixon (1992-1993), Nu-Way Cleaners, Greely,
CO; Eric Kloter (1999-2000), Swiss Laundry, Rockville, CT.
In the back row are Allan P. Johnson III (2014-2015), Peerless Cleaners, Corpus Christi, TX; Rick
Kasperbauer (2010-2011), Kasperbauer Cleaners, Carroll, IA; Dan Martino (2004-2005), Martino’s
Master Drycleaners, Kenosha, WI; Greg Myers (2015-2016), Southside Cleaners, Lakeland, FL;
David Beatty (2016-2017), Murrysville Cleaners, Murrysville, PA; and Gary Dawson (2005-2006),
Belleair Bluffs Cleaners, Belleair Bluffs, FL.
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