National Laundry Convention: The Clean Show

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The Clean Show –the trade show for the textile, laundry, and dry cleaning industry– is coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center June 6-9. This laundry and dry cleaning convention is the largest and most important show in the industry. The attendance is expected to be 16,000 visitors.

When I saw The Clean Show was coming to Vegas, I have to admit I got a little excited. Believe it or not, this Las Vegas convention brings back some great memories for me!

When I was growing up my father owned laundry and drycleaning businesses. I spent my summer vacations as a teen working in his main plant. Even though it was hard work, I loved that I got to work for my dad. The extra-long lunches at his favorite restaurants were an added bonus!

What is so great about The Clean Show?

As in any business, it’s all about increasing the bottom line. This is the place to be to learn from the professionals. It is a great place to network and pick up some fresh ideas and proven strategies.

Education is where it’s at and there is no lack of that at this Las Vegas convention. The leading experts will be there with live demonstrations. The biggest and best of equipment and machines will be displayed just waiting for you to see what is best for taking your business to the next level.

Have you ever planned to spend all day at a convention and then realized your cell phone battery is dead? Don’t worry at The Clean Show. The exhibit floor will be home to a Network Café where you can charge your phone, relax, and unwind. There will be no charge for charging your phone! While you are there, do some networking with others in your industry.

Five Key Textile Care Services Associations for Education and Seminars

This laundry and drycleaning convention is presented by industry’s major associations. They embody every aspect of the textile care industry. They support their members with important services and education to help them grow and further their businesses. Educational seminars will be presented by these industry relevant associations.

All of the education sessions will be open to anyone who has registered for the conference.

Let’s take a look at the Five Major Textile Services Association:

  • ALM–Headquartered in Richmond, Kentucky, the Association for Linen Management is a non-profit organization. Its main purpose is to provide a network for information to its members to aid in their professional advancement and development.
  • CLAThe Coin Laundry Association represents drycleaning and laundry business owners, manufacturers, and distributors. Their headquarters are in Oakbrook Terrace. The organization has affiliates throughout the country.
  • DLI–The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (formerly International Fabricare Institute) represent neighborhood retail launderers, drycleaners, and wetcleaners both nationally and internationally.
  • TCATA–The Textile Care Allied Trades Association is an international trade association that represents distributors and manufacturers of laundry and drycleaning supplies and equipment.Their headquarters are in Fairfield, New Jersey.
  • TRSA–The Textile Rental Services Association of America is an international organization representing companies that supply laundered towels, garments, linens, uniforms, and other products that are necessary for the safe operation and clean facilities of businesses.

I only wish my Dad was still alive to come to the convention. He would have loved it!

Elizabeth Crane

Elizabeth Crane grew up not wearing a helmet, drinking from the hose and not wearing a seat belt. She managed to survive and now spends her time developing websites, drinking coffee, and eating chocolate.