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CLA, DLI Plan Wash-Dry-Fold and Delivery Workshop

Chicagoland hotel to host two-day event in November

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The Definitive Workshop on Wash-Dry-Fold and Delivery, a two-day event created for all segments of the WDF, pickup and delivery, and commercial laundry industry, has been scheduled for mid-November at a Chicagoland hotel.

The Nov. 16-17 event produced by the Coin Laundry Association and the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute will provide access to innovations and cutting-edge practices that enhance the WDF market and offers nationwide networking with laundromat owners and company representatives in one location, organizers say.

“The workshop opens the door to collaborate and share knowledge,” says Brian Wallace, CLA president and CEO. “Learning directly from peers is the best way to gain the latest trends, most effective methods, and successful business practices. We’re excited to extend this opportunity for owners and reps to have one-on-one exposure to wash-dry-fold experts.”

The Definitive Workshop on Wash-Dry-Fold and Delivery has a lineup of powerful education sessions with industry experts, peer-led best practice discussions, and training and professional tips, organizers say. With personal access to leaders from across the country, attendees will gain insights into the most prominent trends in the WDF and delivery market, including consumer demand, marketing, technology and operational best practices. Social networking events are scheduled throughout the day and evening.

Industry pioneers Jeff Gardner and Wally Makowsky will join forces in a special “Ask the Legends” presentation. They will share advice and answer questions in an exclusive panel session that’s sure to energize and motivate guests.

Event topics include:

  • Training Employees and Drivers for Maximum Efficiency and Productivity
  • Best Folding & Packaging Techniques, including Live Demonstrations
  • Best Practices for Delivery Routes
  • Ask Us Anything: The WDF All-Stars

The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center in Oak Brook, Illinois, west of Chicago, will host the event. A group rate is available for rooms by calling 630-850-5555 and asking for the CLA rate.

For more information or to register for the paid event, visit

CLA, DLI Plan Wash-Dry-Fold and Delivery Workshop

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