Fourth Quarter 2018

Summer School Graduates Bring Home Drycleaning Knowledge

DLI bid farewell to another batch of graduates this summer. In its 91styear, DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology has trained thousands of drycleaners all over the globe. Students learned about:

  • Sorting loads for drycleaning
  • The science of drycleaning
  • Fibers and their characteristics
  • Fabric construction
  • Cleaning silk, stain, and other fabrics
  • Soil and cleaning theory
  • Operating a drycleaning machine
  • Stain removal chemistry and procedures
  • Removing coffee, ink, grease, and other stains from clothing
  • Pressing pants, coats, blouses, ties, pleated garments, and skirts
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality
  • Using bleaches without damaging fabric color
  • Distillation procedures
  • Understanding the differences between solvent types
  • Wetcleaning wool, silk, and more
  • Designing a drycleaning plant with the most effective workflow

The next complete DLI course will be offered in two parts this fall:

  • Introduction to Drycleaning: October 15 – 19
  • Advanced Drycleaning: October 22 – November 2

 

Prospective students are invited to learn more and register at www.DLIonline.org/Resident-Coursesor to call Melissa Wagner at 800-638-2627.

 

DLI Introduction to Drycleaning Class 373

July 9-13

 

Front row (left to right): Yoshio Villegas, Gwynnie Bee, Groveport, OH; Kathryn “Katie” Gleason, Craft Dry Cleaners, Winston-Salem, NC; Lisa Porter, The Laundry Station, Jacksonville, FL;Nikki Cozzi, Verlare Cleaners, Elmhurst, IL; Kelley Walcott, Sandy Lane Hotel, Bridgetown, Barbados; Sharon Forde, Sandy Lane Hotel, BARBADOS; and Veronica Moeai, Henries Dry Cleaners, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Middle row (l-r):Amanda Green, Classic Cleaners, Indianapolis, IN; Vicki Evans, Classic Cleaners, Indianapolis, IN; Maitham Rajab, Maundry Laundry, BAHRAIN; Destiny Adam, Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers, Lake Mills, WI; Omari Legg-Washington, OTG Management, Springfield Gardens, NY; Esteban Corona, Greenes Cleaners, Inc.,Napa, CA; Patrick Parris, Sandy Lane Hotel, Bridgetown, Barbados; Dallas Sanner, Admiral West Cleaners, Westminster, MD;  and Joseph Zimring, New York, NY.

 

Back row (l-r):Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; Mia Marino, Gwynnie Bee, Groveport, OH; Ishmael Wilson, Fresh Dry Cleaners, Hyattsville, MD; Martinizing Dry Cleaning, Austin, TX; Detria Legg, OTG Management, Springfield Gardens, NY; Kamran Choubak, Cleaners4less, San Jose, CA; Liliana Battista, Puritan Cleaners, Richmond, VA; Rito Mayorga, Glyndon Lord Baltimore, Glyndon, MD ; Daniel Letsch,  417 Dry Cleaners, Marshfield, MO; and Brian Kelly, Dallas, TX .

 

DLI Advanced Drycleaning Class 373

July 16-August 3

 

Front row (left to right):Paige Green, Glyndon Lord Baltimore, Glyndon, MD; Elizabeth Zimmerman, Sew Clean, La Crosse, WI; Kathryn Gleason, Craft Dry Cleaners, Winston-Salem, NC; Kelley Walcott, Sandy Lane Hotel, Bridgetown, Barbados; Destiny Adam, Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers, Lake Mills, WI; Sharon Forde, Sandy Lane Hotel, Bridgetown, Barbados; Lisa Porter, The Laundry Station, Jacksonville, FL; Meredith Reeves, Chickasaw Laundry Services, Ardmore, OK; and Dallas Sanner, Admiral West Cleaners, Westminster, MD.

 

Back row (l-r):Patrick Parris, Sandy Lane Hotel, Bridgetown, Barbados; Maitham Rajab, Maundry Laundry, BAHRAIN, Oscar Marin, Prestige Cleaners, Milwaukee, WI; Jason Pardi, Best Cleaners, Schenectady, NY; Brian Kelly, Dallas, TX; Kamran Choubak, Cleaners4less, San Jose, CA; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis; and  Ishmael Wilson, Fresh Dry Cleaners, Hyattsville, MD.

 

Not Pictured:Detria Legg, OTG Management, Springfield Gardens, NY and Omari Legg-Washington, OTG Management, Springfield Gardens, NY.

 

Sponsorships Pave the Way to Success

DLI would like to thank the following companies for providing scholoarships for the following students in this class.

Kreussler Scholarship Recipients (Left to Right)

Kathryn Gleason (Introduction to Drycleaning & Advanced Drycleaning courses), Craft Dry Cleaners, Winston-Salem, NC, DLI CEO Mary Scalco posed with the recipients, and Jason Pardi (Advanced Drycleaning course), Best Cleaners, Schenectady, NY.

 

WFI Scholarship Recipients (Left to Right)

Elizabeth Zimmerman (Advanced Drycleaning course), Sew Clean, La Crosse, WI, Oscar Marin (Advanced Drycleaning course), Prestige Cleaners, Milwaukee, WI, Destiny Adam (Introduction to Drycleaning & Advanced Drycleaning courses), Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers, Lake Mills, WI.

 

SEFA Scholarship Recipient

Lisa Porter, (Introduction to Drycleaning & Advanced Drycleaning courses), The Laundry Station, Jacksonville, FL.

 

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