In my opinion, there is no better city than New Orleans. The food, the history, the music, and oh my the people watching on Bourbon Street! And on top of that the spectical we call the Clean Show June 20-23!
Messe Frankfurt, a leading trade show production company, has purchased the Clean Show from the Clean Executive Committee. The Clean Executive Committee is comprised of executive directors and CEOs from the show’s five sponsoring associations:
- Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI)
- The Association for Linen, Uniform and Facility Services (TRSA)
- Coin Laundry Association (CLA)
- Association for Linen Management (ALM)
- Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA)
As a part of the acquisition, the five associations will maintain their close involvement and Messe Frankfurt aims to continue the Clean Show success story in the future. Riddle and Associates, led by trade show management veteran, John Riddle, has managed the Clean Show for decades and will manage Clean 2019 on behalf of Messe Frankfurt.
By: Mike Nesbit
Planning and budgeting are the keys to success, that is true for any business. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a small, one storefront operation or a million-dollar, multi-store company.
Before you can begin developing your plan, you first must know where you are going. Otherwise, you may develop a great plan and be disappointed in the results because you did not achieve what you expected.
Fabricare Canada and Kreussler awarded scholarships to students attending the Fall 2018 courses at DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology. Scholarships are available for 2019 courses. Check out www.DLIonline.org/Education or contact DLI’s Education Department at 800-638-2627 or Education@DLIonline.org for more information.
Students from four nations and nine U.S. States attended the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s Fall 2018 Introduction to Drycleaning and Advanced Drycleaning Courses. In its 91styear, DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology has trained thousands of drycleaners all over the globe.
Last issue, I concluded the article at the beginning of a discussion on the impurities associated with boilers. This month we’ll delve deeper into what some of these impurities are, allowable limits for proper boiler operations, how to control them, and the type of damage they cause.
DLI provides training and mentoring for our members. Go to Dlionline.org and see what we offer. DLI’s School of Drycleaning Technology is first class. DLI provided me an opportunity to monitor a session and I was very impressed. DLI has financial assistance for obtaining scholarships. If you are in the Southeastern Fabricare Association, SEFA, can help with your room and board.
By Don Desrosiers, Tailwind Systems, Inc.
What are your goals for 2019? Perhaps you have some resolutions. It’s the classic thing to do at the start of the new year. “I resolve to do <this>”! We often drop the ball. That is the cruel joke. When the new year morphs into simply a continuation of the daily grind, we often lose sight of our new goals.
Come time for a business loan, whom do you turn to? Most likely the corner banker who holds your checking account. That person knows your enterprise best and has a vested interest in its success.
Even the friendliest local banker, though, might respond to a loan request with a resounding “no.” Reason? The regulatory environment: The nation’s financial meltdown a decade ago sparked a network of tighter lending rules that still hamper the flow of money.
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