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. More…
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. More…