DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology trained 15 students in its 377th General Drycleaning Course, composed of a five-day Introduction to Drycleaning Course, October 21-25 and ten-day Advanced Drycleaning Course, Octobert 28 – November 8. Eight more students graduated a special standalone one-week Introduction to Drycleaning course, August 19-23 and four students graduated a special two-day Stain Removal Course, September 26 & 27. Founded in 1927, DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology has helped shape the careers of thousands of drycleaners worldwide. In these courses, 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
The next complete DLI course will be offered in two parts in winter 2020:
- Introduction to Drycleaning: February 24 – 28
- Advanced Drycleaning: March 2 – 13
The next Stain Removal Course will be held September 23 – 25
Prospective students are invited to learn more and register at www.DLIonline.org/Education or to call Melissa Wagner at 800-638-2627.
Introduction to Drycleaning
October 21 – 25, 2019
Front row (left to right): Dylan Vossler, Kingman, AZ; Jonathan Mondragon, Bibbentuckers Cleaner; Courtney Liberto, Liberto Cleaners, New Orleans, LA; Ryan Parpagene, Tide Cleaners, Chicago, IL; Raymond Holcombe, Lafayette Scientific Cleaners, Greenville, SC.
Back row (l-r): Dave Gettinger, American Dry Cleaners, Morgantown, WV; Sameh Jarrar, Richmond, VA; Musampa Miteo Alexandre, Inorbuda, Washington, DC; Carey Goff, Brass Hanger of South MS, Ocean Spring, MS; Dustin Whitman, Cleaners of Ruston, LLC., Ruston, LA; Jason Christensen, Provo, UT.
October 28– November 8, 2019
Front row (left to right): Dylan Vossler, Kingman, AZ; Jonathan Mondragon, Bibbentuckers Cleaner, Dallas, TX; Jennifer Marquardt, Arthur’s Executive Cleaners, Clarence, NY; Raymond Holcombe, Lafayette Scientific Cleaners, Greenville, SC; Chelsey Nesheim, Blue Ribbon Linen Supply, Lewiston, ID; Jorge Estremadoiro, Door 2 Door/The Clothes Press, Bluffton, SC.
Back row (l-r): Carey Goff, Brass Hanger of South MS, Ocean Spring, MS; Musampa Miteo Alexandre, Inorbuda, Washington, DC; Dustin Whitman, Cleaners of Ruston, LLC., Ruston, LA; Marquess Dennis, Fox Cleaners, Inc., Tulsa, OK; Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Training & Analysis.
Introduction to Drycleaning Class
August 19 – 23, 2019
Front row (from left to right): Rechelle Balanzat, Juliette, New York, NY; K.C. Kultgen, Suburban Cleaners, Norfolk, VA; Jennifer Marquardt, Arthur’s Executive Cleaners, Clarence, NY; Tabetha Becker, Arthur’s Executive Cleaners, Clarence, NY.
Back row (l-r): Jean Rene Faustin, Iron and Steam Dry Cleaners, Miami, FL; Joshua Segovia, Custom Cleaners & Laundry, El Paso, TX; Phillipe Christodoulou, The Eco Laundry Company, Denver, CO; Marquess Dennis, Fox Cleaners Inc, Tulsa, OK.
Two-Day Stain Removal Course
September 26 – 27, 2019
From left to right: Hafize Sachedina, The Preeners, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dolly Dailey Service Cleaners, Princeton, WV; Scott Whitley, Beha Cleaners, Louisville, KY; Julio A. Costales, Steiningers Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Selinsgrove, PA.