This article was submitted by the Textile Care division of Ecolab, which describes itself as a “global leader in water technology and services.” While portions reference laundry operations that process goods for customers in bulk, owners of vended laundries may find the information presented useful in assessing their own businesses. — Bruce Beggs, Editorial Director
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Population growth, urbanization and a growing middle class have increased demand for more food, goods and services, placing unprecedented strain on the world’s limited fresh water supply.
RIPON, Wis. — Huebsch, an equipment brand of Alliance Laundry Systems, has named Jim Adams, owner of four Jennifer Haley’s Coin Laundromats in Ohio, its latest Store Owner of the Quarter.
RIPON, Wis. — Laundry equipment manufacturer Speed Queen® recently concluded its 2015 national sponsorship of Mudderella, an outdoor 5-7-mile obstacle course event designed for women, the company reports.
Speed Queen joined forces with Mudderella to promote their “Dirty for a Difference” campaign, which raised money for Futures Without Violence (FUTURES), a national nonprofit organization working to end violence against women, children, and families.
NEW YORK — On-demand laundry, drycleaning and tailoring service WashClub reports that it has officially launched its service offerings for consumers and businesses in Bakersfield, Calif.
The city was chosen for the company’s next local-market launch based on research indicating that the community’s growing population includes “many time-strapped individuals,” WashClub says.
Greg and Cara Williams are co-operating WashClub Bakersfield.
RIPON, Wis. — Primus® has partnered with 15 U.S. distributors who now provide the commercial laundry equipment manufacturer’s washers and dryers to vended and on-premises laundries throughout the country, the company reports.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service recently simplified the paperwork and record-keeping requirements for small businesses by raising from $500 to $2,500 the safe harbor threshold for deducting certain capital items.
The change affects businesses that do not maintain an applicable financial statement (audited financial statement). It applies to amounts spent to acquire, produce or improve tangible property that would normally qualify as a capital item.
PITTSBURG, Calif. — Laundry equipment distributor Taylor Houseman Inc.’s recent Profit Symposium engaged approximately 40 Northern California vended laundry owners and investors, according to Randy Houseman, owner of Taylor Houseman.
During the Symposium, which focused on helping vended laundries improve profits and revenue, several laundry industry experts shared experiences, ideas and tips. The event also featured specials on equipment, parts and financing.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — 4 Minute Laundry, Marietta, Ga., is the first Laundromat in the Southeast to use an environmentally friendly, ultra-low water laundry system marketed by Xeros, the manufacturer reports.
The laundry has been using the near-waterless system for its wash/dry/fold, commercial laundry services, residential and commercial pickup services, as well as making it available to walk-in customers, Xeros says.