National Clothesline
National Clothesline
April 2015
National Clothesline
The why of buy. The Clean Show is an
opportunity to get the latest and greatest,
to ask some questions, and to negotiate a
good price. How do you make the right
decision for you and your business?
The cost to own. The price tag on the
equipment that you covet in Atlanta
represents a very small portion of the true
cost of operation. Do your homework and
know the total cost, Don Desrosiers urges.
Not owners only. The Clean Show should be
for staff staff members ,not just owners.
James Peuster says if you bring staff to the
show you’ll be glad you did.
Atlanta roots. The Collins family has been
serving drycleaning customers, some
famous, for more than 50 years in Atlanta.
Boilers gone bad. Bruce Grossman tells
what to do about “pressure porposing,”
when steam pressure regularly rises and
falls between normal operating pressure
and a lower pressure.
Word watch. Because lawyers have been
trained to twist facts to suit their clients, it
is difficult to argue anymore that “actions
speak louder than words,” says Frank
Kollman. An entire case can turn on one
word casually used by a supervisor.
Wetclean that wool. When wool is
wetcleaned there should be no shrinkage or
matting and the fabric should come out as
soft as if it were drycleaned. Dan Eisen tells
how to do it.
Lasting partnership. Partnerships depend on
communication, so it is important that the
partners are on the same page from the
beginning. Harvey Gershenson tells how to
make it happen.
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Bringing Clean back to Atlanta
DLI will put on a show for cleaners
Las Vegas has its casinos and New Orleans has Bourbon Street and for the last 10 years the two
cities have shared the Clean Show. But not this year. Atlanta will have the honor for this Clean
Show and will open its hotels and the Georgia World Congress Center to the combined forces of
the world’s laundry and drycleaning industry this month. More than 400 exhibiting companies
and some 10,000 visitors are expected for the show’s four-day run beginning April 16. On two
previous occasions Atlanta has hosted the Clean Show but the last one was in 1987. Both the
city and the industry have changed much since then.          
While the Clean Show bills itself as “One industry. One stage,” attendees represent several
subsets of the garment care industry, drycleaning being one of them. And while the exhibit hall
will be filled with something for everybody, the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute has planned
programs that will cater to the particular industry subset that it serves. DLI will have several
morning programs and two afternoon programs aimed specifically at drycleaners. The morning
programs will take place in meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibit hall. No one will need to leave
the exhibit hall for the afternoon programs. They will be in the Sponsor Education Theater, a
special area set aside in the hall. All of DLI’s programs will focus on helping drycleaners increase
profits through improved marketing strategies and better understanding of relationships with
employees and customers.      
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Who’s showing what
A preview of what will be showing for drycleaners at the Clean Show in Atlanta.