Paul Partyka

American Coin-Op

Paul Partyka was editor of American Coin-Op from 1997 through May 2011.

Greasy Laundry Not Welcome

TROY, Pa. — The mere mention of natural gas is enough to cause nightmares...

Major Appliance Shipments Rise in February

WASHINGTON — Are consumers ready to buy more washers and dryers, as well...

Lights Out for Certain Bulbs

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Prepare to say goodbye if you are using the venerable...

Customer Comfort Counts

CHICAGO — When designing a self-service laundry, have you ever...

Consumers Favor ‘Green’ Laundromats, Research Shows

CHICAGO — Consumers are just as interested in patronizing “green” services...

Consumers Favor ‘Green’ Laundromats, Research Shows

CHICAGO — Consumers are just as interested in patronizing “green” services...

Extra-Profit Centers: A Winning Hand

CHICAGO — Deciding to add an extra-profit center to your store is a bit of...

Hidden-Camera Revelation: Laundromat Customers Confront Crime

NEW YORK — Is laundry theft a problem at your store? Do customers “step up...

StatShot: February Sales Stagnant; Drop-Off-Service Sales Mixed Bag

CHICAGO — February sales were down in three out of the four regions,...

Going Green: Power of the Pedal

PHILADELPHIA — Maintaining profitability for drop-off-service work or...

Rising Gasoline Costs Taking Center Stage

WASHINGTON — With winter recently departing and natural-gas prices holding...

Alliance Laundry Profits, Sales Increase in 2010

RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Holdings reports that net revenues for 2010...

Government Group: Ditching Dollar Bill Would Net Billions

WASHINGTON — Replacing the one-dollar bill with a coin equivalent could...

Are You Using R&B Wire Products’ Oldest Active Cart?

SANTA ANA, Calif. — R&B Wire Products Inc., in celebration of its 65th...

Survey: Plenty of Operators Don’t Publicize Price Hikes

CHICAGO — A good deal of respondents feel guilty or apprehensive about...

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