CHICAGO — As North America’s largest textile care exhibition, The Clean Show attracts self-service laundry owners and investors from around the world to see the newest and most advanced products the industry has to offer.
But with the pandemic making large-scale in-person shows prohibitive, the event originally planned for this summer was pushed to next year.
No Clean Show ... no problem!
While awaiting Clean’s return in 2022, American Coin-Op is filling the temporary void with its own distinctive take on an industry trade show, featuring the magazine’s 2021 display advertisers through June.
These fine companies are using this opportunity to introduce themselves and their products and services, and perhaps even offer a glimpse of some things to come.
All of the entries were submitted by the exhibiting companies. Any claims made in this feature are those of the participants, not American Coin-Op.
The show floor is open for Day 2!
AADVANTAGE LAUNDRY SYSTEMS
AAdvantage Laundry Systems says it is proud to be a leading provider of commercial laundry equipment servicing Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. Its superior service team has 14 technicians, including eight master technicians that boast over 225 years of combined service knowledge.
The distributor is eager to help you with all of your commercial laundry equipment needs. AAdvantage stocks over $1 million in parts inventory and bases teams throughout its service areas to assure your equipment and business run efficiently.
During the pandemic and moving forward, the AAdvantage team is focused on cleaner laundry solutions and sanitizations. To help its laundromat customers obtain the best cleaning possible, it utilizes ozone systems. Ozone kills bacteria in the washers and the linen throughout the wash cycle, ensuring that every load is sanitized and no bacteria is left behind in the washer. Ozone gives AAdvantage’s customers whiter and softer laundry, extends linen life, and encourages repeat business in laundromats, the company says.
AAdvantage says its vended laundry equipment attracts more customers, increases customer loyalty, boosts profits and saves time.
LaundryParts.com has grown to become one of the largest parts distributors around, the company says, supplying replacement laundry parts needed to keep coin laundry machines running at peak efficiency. Stocking many coin-op, commercial, OPL and domestic lines of washer and dryer replacement parts and accessories allows LaundryParts.com to offer a wide range of parts at discount pricing … and direct to the customer’s door!
LaundryParts.com is a 24/7 marketplace for washer and dryer parts and all brands of commercial laundry parts. The newly updated online store offers deep discounts on commercial laundry parts from drain valves to water valves and more.
LaundryParts.com strives to supply each customer the right laundry part to get their broken machines fixed and making money again as quickly as possible. Several shipping options are available like Next Day and 2nd Day Air, plus there is a limited free-shipping promotion available for certain items and price points.
To assist Laundromat customers through the COVID pandemic, LaundryParts.com has extended its shipping promotion with contactless online ordering until at least August of this year.
LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT SERVICES
Laundry Equipment Services Inc. is a family-owned and -operated commercial laundry equipment distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic region with parts, sales and service. Its service area includes the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, along with Washington, D.C. Corporate headquarters is located in Hagerstown, Md., and there is a Pennsylvania regional office in Camp Hill.
It’s the goal of Laundry Equipment Services to offer customers the highest level of service available. Its offering includes replacement components, new equipment sales and routine preventive-maintenance plans, as well as duct cleaning service.
The company endeavors to assist the laundry industry within its region to emerge stronger than before. To do this, its staff strives to provide an immediate response and rapid turnaround for equipment service and replacement. Laundry Equipment Services has also increased its support staff and is assisting financially with a variety of specific, targeted discounts, and flexible payment options.
Ultimately, Laundry Equipment Services treats each situation on an individual basis to ensure that customers not only reopen but get back to full occupancy as quickly as possible.
Brooks-Waterburn is an independent insurance agency that specializes in protecting laundromats. In fact, it protects over 1,000 nationwide!
The company works with top insurance companies that have coverages designed specifically for the laundromat industry. Most owners are underinsured, Brooks-Waterburn says, and at risk of losing everything they worked so hard for. Why? Because their current insurance missed some obvious coverages.
There is the “Washer/Dryer Insurance Trap,” which means you’re only insured for the amount of money you took out on your loan, traditionally just for the washers and dryers. Chances are you invested much more than you’re insured for. Ask yourself:
- Did I build out my business’s space or make improvements?
- Did I buy additional equipment such as hot water heaters or change machines?
- Did I purchase “extras”—a sound system, TVs or furniture—to create an enjoyable laundromat experience?
The Laundromat Success Program helps laundromat owners create a detailed plan to protect all aspects of their business. It addresses the potential of business-crippling losses and reacts proactively instead of reactively. The program features:
- Build-out Coverage — Covers the cost of construction you invested to the space you are occupying. Could include costs such as heating, plumbing, electrical and interior construction.
- Other Contents Coverage — Includes everything in the store: vending machines, flat-screen TVs, tables, chairs, etc.
No matter where you’re located in the U.S., Brooks-Waterburn says it will make sure you’re getting the best coverage at the lowest price!
A lot has changed since the late Albert “Bert” DeMarsh founded Business Development Sales in 1961 in St. Paul, Minn. Today, BDS Laundry is led by Bert’s son, David, who joined the business in 1969, and David’s daughters, Erica and Danielle. The company marks its 60th anniversary this year.
As a third-generation family-owned company, BDS is among the nation’s largest commercial laundry distributorships providing quality equipment, service and consultation, the company says.
David DeMarsh credits his staff of 60-plus employees for the company’s steady rise in the vended laundry industry: “We serve thousands of customers across a vast territory that includes nearly 400 counties in eight Midwestern states. I’m thankful to have very talented, loyal and knowledgeable employees to support our continued growth.”
In response to COVID-19, BDS quickly made operational modifications to ensure safety for customers and employees during installations and on-site repairs. DeMarsh notes that the pandemic accelerated the already growing shift away from coin payment to card systems and mobile apps. BDS also installed many ozone systems over the past year to give laundromat users added confidence that washers are sanitized, safe and free from bacteria and viruses.
One of BDS Laundry’s hallmarks is its unique and creative annual sales promotion event. DeMarsh and his staff are already preparing for an exciting fall 2021 promotion that is fun, informative and packed with equipment discounts, factory rebates, special financing and more. “We look forward to sharing game-changing solutions with laundromat owners and celebrating our mutual success,” he says.
AAXON LAUNDRY SYSTEMS
Huebsch recently expanded the territory of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Aaxon Laundry Systems. Aaxon will now also cover the North Florida region up to Tallahassee for the Alliance Laundry Systems brand.
Aaxon Laundry Systems considers itself one of the nation’s innovators in laundromat design and development, multi-housing laundry room solutions, and on-premise laundry equipment applications.
It is a full-service commercial laundry equipment source serving all of Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America and other export markets. Aaxon says its nationwide parts department is one of the largest commercial laundry parts supplier in all of North America, shipping worldwide.
Aaxon’s mission is to provide customers with the latest in premium energy-efficient laundry equipment, strategic sales support, flexible financing, and fast, reliable service.
Visit again on Tuesday to tour another group of ‘exhibitors’!
If you missed Day 1, you can read about it HERE.