A confession. Every cleaner has dreamed what it would be like for a customer to confess to a false claim and make restitution. In this case, it wasn’t a dream.
Still cleaning up. Cleanup of contamination from a former drycleaning site in Ohio is about to enter another phase that would add millions of dollars to the millions that have been spent over more than two decades.
Cancun bound. The venue has been chosen and speakers selected for January’s Brainstorming & Five Star conference jointly sponsored by the NCA and DLI.
Surveying the future. The future of the textile care industry will be the topic of a this year’s IDC convention next month in Osaka, Japan.
Community support. A Charleston, SC, cleaner showed community support following the church shootings there in June by donating cleaning for families of the victims.
Out of the ’90s. From our store image, to our vans, to the way we present ourselves at the counter, many view us as out of date or antiquated. It’s time to fix that, says James Peuster.
Uncommon sense. Frank Kollman had lost hope that sanity could be restored to the law of the workplace, but a Circuit Court issued a decision based on rational, sane logic.
More from Clean. This month, Don Desrosiers discusses offerings from Trevil, Hoffman and Itsumi at the Atlanta show.
How do you know? Are you are turning out a better product than your competition? Harvey Gershenson asks, “how do you know?
See the light. Using a micro-mini black light to to reveal hidden stains is covered by Dan Eisen.
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Worth Weil, for a long while
Over 86 years, Weil Cleaners has made a name for itself in Monroe, LA, by
handling some of the dirtiest cleaning jobs imaginable, some that many drycleaners wouldn’t want to touch. For example, when a skunk sprayed bridal gowns a day before the wedding, Weil Cleaners
stepped up to save the day. But the company doesn’t limit itself to cleaning clothes. From the beginning, founder Doniel Weil had an expansive view of the cleaning business. He saw that railroad
workers had no shower facilities while they were out working, so he went beyond cleaning their clothes
by installing shower stalls and providing soap and towels so they could clean up before going home
after a week of hard work. Diversification has kept the company going through depression, war and the
polyester recession and now Doniel’s grandson, Donnie, can tell stomach-churning stories about cleaning jobs he has tackled. More…