January-February 2018

Understanding and Maintaining Air Compressors

By Bruce Grossman, EZ Timers Manufacturing

Unlike steam, which once outside the boiler has one basic quality, pressure; compressed air powering your equipment, has many important qualities. Pay attention to these qualities and you’ll be rewarded with smooth trouble-free operation of both the air compressor and the productive machinery being powered by the compressed air. Ignore them and you’ll be open to lost production time, higher utility costs, and more frequent repair costs. Continue reading “Understanding and Maintaining Air Compressors”

January-February 2018

Taking Drycleaning From “Good” to “Great”

By Don Desrosiers, Tailwind Systems, Inc.

Most of you have heard about Jim Collins’ book, “Good to Great.” A good number of you have read it. Great companies have, for the most part, always been great, while a vast majority of good companies remain just that: good, but not great. What could merely good companies do to become great? How can their leaders turn long-term weakness into long-term supremacy? Continue reading “Taking Drycleaning From “Good” to “Great””

January-February 2018

How One Stain Removal Specialist Saved Thousands of Lives

In Recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2018
By John Paul Roggenkamp

In 1925, Adolfo Kaminsky was born to a Russian Jewish family who lived briefly in Paris, France, before traveling on to Argentina. He moved back to the City of Lights at the age of seven years, in 1932. Being able to return to France with the help of an Argentinian passport gave Kaminsky an appreciation for the importance of ‘papers’ at a young age. At the age of 13 years, he dropped out of school in order to help support his family, becoming an apprentice at a clothes dying establishment – which, today, we would likely call a drycleaning business. Continue reading “How One Stain Removal Specialist Saved Thousands of Lives”

January-February 2018

How To Use DLI’s Effortless Social Media Program

Drycleaners who advertise on or connect with their customers via social media need to stay on top of their accounts, and post regularly – if they want to attract viewers. As a busy business owner or manager, you might be approaching this weekly duty with boredom, or even dread. With the Effortless Social Media Program from the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI), however, you can say goodbye to the hassle of coming up with interesting content on a regular basis. Let us do it for you! Continue reading “How To Use DLI’s Effortless Social Media Program”

January-February 2018

Street’s Promotion Benefits DLI School

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R.R. Street’s presented a $5,000 check to DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology, December 13, 2017. From left to right: Kristen Vos, Director of Marketing for R.R. Street’s, DLI CEO Mary Scalco, Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Training, and Michael Mills, Sales Director for R.R. Street’s.

R.R. Street & Co. donated $5,000 to DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology as the result of a promotional sale of one of its stain removal products. During the month of September every gallon of Collar Power sold by the company would include a $5 donation to the school. With 775 gallons sold, the company calculated a donation of $3,875. The company added $1,125 to bring the total to $5,000.

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January-February 2018

Kreussler Announces $10,000 in DLI Scholarships

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Tom McAllister, Kreussler TSR, Mary Scalco, DLI CEO, Richard Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Kreussler Inc., and Brian Johnson, DLI Director of Education & Analysis stand before the donated cleaning machine.

Kreussler is sponsoring seven scholarships to DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology totaling $10,000 in 2018. DLI will award one of the new scholarships for each of its 2018 courses and Kreussler will award the rest to customers. Scholarship recipients must be members of DLI or join as members of the Institute to receive the assistance.

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January-February 2018

Tools in the Tool Box

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Mike Nesbitt, DLI 2017-2018 President

One of my Dad’s Favorite sayings was, “Son, the more tools you have in the tool box, the more options you have to do a certain task or a specific job.”

Now Dad wasn’t talking about a screwdriver or a set of wrenches. Dad was talking about “learning.” The more you know the better you will be able to capitalize on life’s opportunities

Of course, in my early years all I heard was “Blah, blah, blah!” I preferred using my time playing and having fun.

If you were like me…Dad’s sayings got a lot smarter as I got older. You may be asking, “What does his dad’s sayings have to do with dirty clothes”?

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