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New England Coin Laundry Association (NECLA) 2013 Fall Meeting

By: JJones, 9/19/13

Update On The Important Maine Sales Tax Defeat NECLA is committed to ensuring that all self-service laundries remain exempt from sales tax! When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Time:11:30-2:30pm Where: Fireside Inn & Suites 81 Riverside Street Portland, ME 04103 (207) 774-5601 Cost: Deli-Lunch: $25.00 pp Members $35.00 pp Non-Members Speakers: Jim Whitmore, CLA National Board …

CCI Card Concepts Laundry Card Reboot Procedure

By: JJones, 8/26/13

Card Concepts has posted a blog about the importance of and procedure involved with rebooting your LaundryCard X-Changer computer systems on a monthly basis. Below is a quick overview of the reasoning and a link to the posted procedure. It is recommended that you reboot your X-Changer computers on a monthly basis. Rebooting your LaundryCard …

The keys to the city

By: TRistaino, 7/23/13

You have finally closed on that laundromat you have been trying to buy for some time. You are now an owner of a coin operated laundry. Maybe the washers and dryers are old. Maybe they are less than 5 years old and in good shape. Maybe the water heater is very efficient. Maybe it is …

The Clean Show

By: TRistaino, 7/03/13

Every two years the major trade associations in the laundry and dry cleaning industries sponsor the Clean Show. It is a world – class event in which virtually all manufacturers of commercial laundry and dry cleaning equipment display their products. In addition, supply manufacturers of all types, laundry and dry cleaning parts dealers, and consultants participate. …

Payback in the year 2013

By: TRistaino, 5/20/13

The payback period for investing in new equipment is a simple calculation. Take the purchase price of the unit divide it by the expected annual savings. The result will tell you how many years it will take to get your investment back. Most businesses want the number to be in the area of 3 to …

Time to sell my laundromat

By: TRistaino, 4/20/13

You have owned a laundromat for a certain period of time and now you want  to sell it. Maybe you are near retirement. Maybe you no longer have a passion for the business. Maybe you have attained the goal you had when you first bought. There are many reasons people sell. Assuming you are not selling due …

Defining “Long Term Relationships”

By: JJones, 3/22/13

“We form long term relationships with customers to help them manage profitable and environmentally friendly laundries.” This is the mission of Yankee. This past weekend at Yankee’s 35th Annual Vended Laundry Trade Show this Mission was defined by the site of many familiar faces in attendance. None more so than John and Bonnie Demars of the Village Wash Tub in …

Gerry Guertin Name #1 Salesperson by Set-O-Matic/Spyderwash

By: JJones, 3/22/13

Gerry Guertin, Yankee Sales Representative covering Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont has been actively promoting new technologies in the Vended Laundry Market. Gerry has taken part in converting 9 Coin Laundries this past year from accepting only coins to allowing for Credit/Debit Cards, Loyalty Cards, and Coin payment using the Spyderwash payment system. We congratulate …

Planned Maintenance on High Efficiency Water Heaters

By: TRistaino, 3/19/13

A high efficiency water heater does not have a lot of moving parts. Nonetheless, it does require periodic maintenance to operate properly and avoid a costly, catastrophic failure. Depending on the brand purchased different items may need to be checked. However, it is a safe bet that basic steps like inspecting intake and exhaust screens …

The Benefits of Strategic Equipment Replacement

By: TRistaino, 2/23/13

There is a popular saying that goes ” If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” This saying applies to many aspects of our lives, especially our business lives. As managers, owners, directors of businesses what is our roadmap to success? Where are we going? How will we get …