National Clothesline
June 2019
National Clothesline
DLI at Clean. DLI plans a mix of fun and
business in New Orleans includng a big Thursday
evening reception.
Out of the ashes. The California Wildfires of
2017 were relentless and destructive. Laurie
Corona, who owns and operates Greene’s
Cleaners with her husband Alonso, did what she
could to help in the recovery.
Making connections. Larry Siegel says trade
shows like Clean are ideal for building your
visibility both with the industry and with your
Comfortably complacent. James Peuster says
many owners have grown comfortable and
complacent with their routes and are doing
nothing to make them grow.
What happened? Why did that good customer
become an ex-customer? The answer, says Don
Desrosiers, can be valuable information if you
are paying attention.
Deduction dilemma. In addition to mandatory
wage deductions, employers may be called upon
to make other payroll deductions, but as Frank
Kollman notes virtually every state has its own
rules on these deductions.
Stain wizardry. Jeff “The Stain Wizard” Schwarz
will lead a CCA workshop on stains and bleaches
in Stockton this month.
The water’s fine. Wetcleaning will be the focus of
a June 9 open house seminar sponsored by
PDCA in Doylestown.  
Departed. John Fetters, owner of Sanitary
Cleaners in St. Joseph. MI, and a past president
of the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute, died
May 5 at age 92.
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Back to the Big Easy for Clean ’19
It looks like a full house of exhibitors will be ready to let the good times roll at New Orleans’
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center when the Clean Show opens June 20.
With less than a month to go before the show opens, 441 exhibitors had signed up to put their
wares on display to the thousands of industry professionals who will peruse their offerings during
the show’s four-day run. Nary an unclaimed booth space could be found on the show’s floor plan
— even the nooks and crannies in the far corners of the hall had been claimed.
That means those going to the show will need to plan their time carefully to be sure to take in
everything they want to see and leave time to discover the unexpected. And wear comfortable
walking shoes.
This will be the sixth time in the show’s 42-year history that New Orleans has served as the
venue, which will leave it tied with Las Vegas as the most frequented Clean Show city.
Much has changed since that first Clean Show in Chicago in 1977 when six industry associations
joined forces to create a biennial trade show which was officially called the World Educational
Congress of Laundry and Drycleaning but known universally by the more succinct Clean Show.          
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