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Stain Removal Clinic Comes to Eastern PA

PDCA’s stain removal clinic is coming to Kennett Square!
Noted industry consultant Jane Zellers, of JCZ Training and Consulting, and stain removal expert Bob Edwards, of A.L. Wilson Company, will present a six-hour basic and advanced stain removal clinic on Saturday, September 16, in Kennett Square, PA. The program is similar to the highly successful seminar held in western PA earlier this year.
The seminar is designed to instruct all plant employees. It will begin with basic knowledge for customer service representatives that will help them explain procedures to customers. It will move on for more detailed hands-on techniques for stain that removal personnel can use.
Topics will include how to recognize stains, safe methods for treatment, basic proper procedures, advanced techniques and using bleaches.
Under the auspices of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Cleaners Association, the clinic will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at FM Supply, 400 Line Road, Kennett Square, PA.
The per plant cost is $100 for members and $150 for non-members, who register before September 8. After that, the cost goes up to $125 for members and $175 for non-members. Lunch will be provided, and there will be samples, gifts and certificates for all attendees.
For more information or to register, contact the office at 800/822-7352

Drycleaners' Notebook

What Is Wetcleaning?
Is it Wetcleaning, or, just plain washing?

Spotting Chemical Tools of Tomorrow
The time is at hand for all of us in garment care to stop and take a fresh look at each and every chemical tool we are using

Neutral Lubricant
Neutral Lube is essential to becoming a good stain removal specialist

A Glimpse of the Law
Dry Cleaners face a host of legal and legal related issues each day.

Progressive Hiring Strategies
Keys to finding good employees.

Laundering New Quilts
Learn how to properly launder quilts with some general tips for what to look for.

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Winning Stain Removal Seminar - The May stain removal seminar in Cranberry was a huge success.


Scholarships Available- There are several scholarships available to owners and employees PDCA member plants
PA Compliance Calendars Available- Dyrcleaners who use perc should now have their Pennsylvania Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars for 2017
EPA Moves to Ban Tricloroethylene as the First Major Regulatory Action Under Chemical Reform Law- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to ban certain uses of trichloroethylene (TCE) due to health risks when used as a degreaser and a spot removal agent in dry cleaning