VERBATIM: Luq Blackman

WHO: Luq Blackman, 45, was born in Brooklyn, New York. At age 12, he moved to Nebraska, where he currently works and resides with his family. He has been with Fashion Cleaners for the last six years. Three years ago, Blackman ascended to the Lead Route Sales Manager position. WHERE: Omaha, Nebraska WHAT: Owned by […]

DLI Reflects On 2021 Output

Institute Training and Benefit Programs Set to Continue and Expand in 2022 Drycleaning & Laundry Institute leadership and staff work to help DLI members and the industry succeed everyday. From January 1–December 31, 2021, DLI (now in its 138th year) will have helped member drycleaners by sharing information, providing training, building relationships, serving as the […]

Lapels Dry Cleaning Becomes Largest Dry Cleaner On The Planet

In one clean sweep, it acquired Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 1-800-DryClean, Pressed4time, Dry Cleaning Station and Bizziebox, uniting all these brands under a new corporate entity, Clean Franchise Brands. Lapels Dry Cleaning (“Lapels”), an environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, and its equity partner, Greybull Stewardship, L.P. (“Greybull”), are pleased to announce the […]