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2015 Dry Cleaning Trade Fair

FREE to Attendees! - June 14, 2015

This FREE event is a great place for dry cleaning industry professionals to come and see the latest developments in the industry. Experts to share the latest information about alternative solvents , advancements in support of new technologies, funding options for upgrading or switching to an alternative machine, and how to grow your business. Over 40 vendors will be exhibiting the latest in related equipment, products and services. This event will be a great opportunity to network with industry experts, vendors, bankers, regulators, and fellow dry cleaners.

Come participate in the 2015 Dry Cleaning Trade Fair in beautiful Denver, Colorado!

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New Dues Plan for DLI


Great News for Dues

To Be Effective April 1, 2014

New Membership Plans Based on Services You Want

from the president
David Machesney

DLI's Board voted to change our membership dues system to one that is much more convenient and beneficial for all members. Currently, member dues are based on the number of employees working for a member drycleaner. The number and type of locations are also factors. This system has morphed into 26 different dues classifications and could cause some confusion. We hope you’ll agree this new, simpler system offers you more value and the ability to choose those services that are most important to your success.

Introducing DLI's New Membership Service Plans

DLI will now offer four Membership Service Plans on a monthly basis, similar to how mobile phone companies offer different packages. This ensures you get the service you want and your membership will not lapse. Membership is on an annual basis, but you may cancel at the end of your term with a simple phone call.

  • The Budget level offers entry into the association and includes access to DLI’s knowledge base and products and services. Additional services are available on a pay-asyou- go basis.
  • The Silver and higher levels include access to DLI’s Encyclopedia of Drycleaning and some popular services are free.
  • The Gold level offers more free services and includes access to our new online training video library.
  • The Premier level is for larger operations or those cleaners who need unlimited access to all of DLI’s services. Presently called DLI’s Premier Club, this is as close to the “everything for one check plan” as we could get. At this level you may use every service at least once for free or at a very significant discount. This is the only plan to include a free Executive Hotline for instant access to DLI Leadership. This way you’ll be bumped up to the front of the line for anything you may need.

Staying Relevant

DLI is a small business. Like any other business, some things must change. The challenge for all service-related businesses is to develop the best team and provide the best possible service to customers who continue to expect better service and quality for their dollar. If you want to continue to improve your business we at DLI are ready to assist you and your staff.

The strength of our industry depends on the strength of the association. The DLI Board is pleased to offer this change so the association can continue to improve services and assist members. We appreciate all feedback and suggestions, so please reach out to me or any board member with any questions or comments.

David Machesney, President



Drycleaners to Keep 35 Million

Hangers Out of Landfills

Goal Met in Time for Earth Day 2014

Many people have a pile of steel hangers in their homes from drycleaning. All too often, these hangers end up in the trash. For Earth Day 2014, 386 professional drycleaners, all members of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), pledged to reduce wire hanger waste by 35 million hangers, or 1,050 tons of steel.

Gary Maloney of Nu-Yale Glacier Cleaners in Jeffersonville, Indiana, pledged the hangers that took the program to its 35 million hanger goal. "Nu-Yale Glacier Cleaners is excited to be part of a national recycling program," Maloney said. "Nu-Yale Glacier Cleaners' entire culture has been about being environmentally friendly. The recycling program has been helpful to our clients for many years by making their lives simple and environmentally friendly." Founded in 1956, Nu-Yale operates 12 locations in Jeffersonville, New Albany, Floyd's Knob, and Madison, Indiana, and Louisville and Prospect, Kentucky.

Raising the Bar

The program began in 2012, when drycleaners helped reduce steel hanger waste by 25 million hangers or 750 tons of steel. In 2013 the number grew to 30 million hangers or 900 tons of steel. The grand total for the program is 90 million hangers and 2,700 tons of steel.

"This program is designed to help the environment, customers, and cleaners," said DLI CEO Mary Scalco. "Our first year with this program was remarkably successful and we've enjoyed the enthusiasm from participants. We'd like to see that number continue to grow as awareness of the program spreads."

"We know that many drycleaners already recycle hangers. It just makes good sense to do so," said Jon Meijer, DLI Membership Director. "Now we're asking cleaners to track the number of hangers they reuse or recycle and report it as part of this program. By working together and tracking our results we can monitor the program's contribution to a greener planet."

Participating cleaners pledge to reuse hangers whenever possible and recycle unusable hangers with local steel scrapyards. The Institute provides in-store materials cleaners can use to raise awareness of the program, which often results in more hangers coming into their stores. Participants track the hangers by estimated count and report their recycling numbers to the Institute for inclusion in the program's grand total.

Get Involved

The program is open to DLI member cleaners only. DLI member cleaners can sign up in the Members Only section of DLIonline.org or by contacting Fran Johnson at DLI for more information, 800-638-2627.

Learn more about The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute at DLIonline.org.

The Purpose Of RMFA

For All Members

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The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Fabricare Association is to enhance the image and viability of the fabricare industry through education, and development of the skills, talents and professionalism of its membership.

  • To promote, develop and protect the interests of the garment and textile maintenance industry.
  • To improve the quality of services rendered by industry by providing and opportunity for the exchange of experiences, ideas and opinions through meetings, discussion and educational programs.
  • To develop and encourage the practice of high standards of professional conduct and safety within in the workplace among the membership.

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