National Clothesline
National Clothesline
May 2017
National Clothesline
Old becomes new. It may be nearly 100
years old, but John’s Cleaners and
Laundry is decked out with the latest in
technology, inside and out.
Stick to the script. To create a sales team
program, first you must determine if the
front counter staff knows exactly what
they should be saying to customers.
Back to the boiler. Once steam has done
its job, it takes a return trip to the boiler
to get fired up again.
Machiavelli motivates. What motivates
employees? Frank Kollman offers some
clues based on age-old concepts outlined
by Machiavelli.
No TCE, no problem. Even if EPA proceeds
to ban TCE on the spotting board,
cleaners have good alternatives, Dan
Eisen says.

100-year-old brainstorm. A century ago,
an immigrant Hungarian tailor believed his
skills would be required more in America
than Europe which led him to start
Feigenbaum Cleaners.
Olympic event. Colorado Springs, home of
the U.S. Olympic Training Center, will be
the host city of the TCATA’s 2017 Annual
Conference from July 26 to 31.
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A return engagement in Las Vegas
After several years of wandering away from the desert, the Clean Show will follow the bright
lights of Las Vegas back to its favorite location of the past 40 years. When Clean ’17 opens on
June 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it will mark the sixth visit in the show’s 40-year run
that landed in Vegas. Since the last Las Vegas visit in 2011, the Clean Show has been to New
Orleans and Atlanta, so it will be a homecoming of sorts when the show marks its 40th
“This is a true milestone for the Clean Show,” said Mary Scalco, Clean 2017 chairman and CEO
of the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute. “The show has grown over the years to become one
of the country’s top 100 trade shows.”