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Membership in PDCA helps you by providing the tools that make your business run more efficiently and effectively

Learn how to make more money by:
› Attracting and Keeping Customers
› Improving Sales
› Applying for Grant Money

Find out how to save money by:
› Operating More Efficiently
› Reducing Employee Turnover
› Avoid Costly Fines & Penalties

Make Your Job Easier:
› Equipment and Maintenance Tips
› Information on State of the Art Processes
› Training Seminars
› Networking

PDCA keeps watch over national and state legislature interference for our industry. And, your membership in PDCA automatically includes membership in the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute, the national association for Drycleaners.
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215/830-8495




Programs and Seminars Planned for 2017

The new year will bring outstanding programs to PDCA members across our area. The programs are designed to help our members upgrade their businesses, improve their profits, and learn from experts and from each other.
Look for details on these upcoming events:
On April 1, there will be a seminar on Finances and Your Business at the Mount Airy Casino. The program will also include a Meet and Greet social and activities for family fun.
On May 20, Jane Zellers and Bob Edwards will lead a class on Basic and Advanced Stain Removal in Pittsburgh. These two experts will demonstrate techniques useful for both new and experienced workers.
In September, there will be a Meet and Greet networking event at a popular location in Pittsburgh, with food and beverages. Financing will again be the seminar topic.
The Basic and Advanced Stain Removal seminar with Jane Zellers and Bob Edwards will be repeated in eastern Pennsylvania in October.

Look for more details on these events as they get closer.


Scholarships Available

There are several scholarships available to owners and employees PDCA member plants. Our Lucky Amatore Memorial Scholarship pays $1000 toward the tuition of any DLI School of Technology program. The applicant must have worked at the member cleaning plant for at least six months. To apply, contact PDCA.
There are nine scholarships available each year from R.R. Street Co. The awarding of the scholarships is solely at the discretion of DLI's Directors, and applicants should submit a written explanation of the reason for the request to our district director, Martin Young.
For details on the scholarships, call the PDCA office.


PA Compliance Calendars Available
Dyrcleaners who use perc should now have their Pennsylvania Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars for 2017. Cleaners will need one for each perc machine they operate. PDCA has extra calendars available. If you need more, contact the office and we will send you what you need.
Drycleaners' Notebook

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.

Dealing with Batting & Fiberfill
Batting/Fiberfill is a non-woven construction. Beware of the fiber content and the closeness of the quilting when determining the serviceability of a quilt or comforter.

Color-safe Oxygen Bleaches
Drycleaners and launderers can use generic oxygen bleaches to offer their customers more complete stain removal.

Consumer Information
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President's Message
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From the Board...

Events
Open Board Meeting March 5
Meet & Greet Family Fun Day April 1
Stain Removal Class May 20

News Read the full story on our News page
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


PDCA Wetcleaning Seminar- Tom McAllister of Kruessler led an informative seminar on wetcleaning.


2017 Programs and Seminars - This year will bring outstanding programs to PDCA members across our area. The programs are designed to help our members upgrade their businesses, improve their profits, and learn from experts and from each other

Next Board Meeting - All members are invited to the open board meeting in at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College on March 5. Look for details when the time is closer.


Balfurd Dry Cleaners Featured in Fabricare Magazine. Congratulations to our member plant, Balfurd Dry Cleaners, which won the 2016 Best in Customer Service award from Market-Wise Consultants.