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Production Standards

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Are you experiencing high payroll costs, low productivity, or poor quality? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you might find some improvement in establishing production standards for eac...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/26/2017 11:59:40 AM

Shaping Neckties


Neckties are cut on the bias when constructed. This can lead to stretching or distortion of the tie with repeated wear and/or cleaning. Many neckties can be restored to their original shape with the u...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/24/2017 12:18:09 PM

Perspiration Stains

Underarm Stains

Perspiration contains fats, oils, and cholesterol which tend to oxidize and turn yellow. This slow, progressive process develops with age and with the heat that is necessary in finishing procedures. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/18/2017 12:13:02 PM

An Easy Way to Go Social

Social Media

DLI’s new service will help members populate and update their Facebook feeds effortlessly to build engagement with customers. By Ian P. Murphy Outside the plant, most drycleaners already know so...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/18/2017 10:05:46 AM

Stain Removal With Chlorine Bleach


There are many stains that may require the use of bleaching agents to remove the last traces of the stain. In many cases, sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) bleach can be used. The use of chlorine blea...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/11/2017 10:26:00 AM

Taking Care of Spotting Boards


When was the last time you took a good look at your spotting boards? Do they need to be cleaned or repaired? The spotting board must be kept in good operational condition at all times. It should be...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/5/2017 8:50:09 AM