Dear Valued PDCA Member,

Effective March 31, 2024, PDCA & MAC will have completed the merger to create a new organization that will consist of more than 130 members representing Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, District of Columbia, and Virginia with the potential of real growth in the future.

Combining resources would allow for financial stability, more educational and social programming, and improved member services. There would be additional networking opportunities amongst industry members from across a far greater geographic area.

More information is included in the final issue of the PDCA Press. Link Here

Please feel free to contact Leslie Schaeffer with any questions at Leslie@bpscommunications.com or 215-830-8467.

Mark Pollock named Director of Membership

We are pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania and Delaware Cleaners Association has named Mark Pollock, former PDCA President, DLI Board Member, and retired dry cleaner as our Director of Membership effective October 3.

As you know, PDCA has long been a primary source of information and support by providing you technical knowledge, marketing tips, and many other items necessary to help you navigate the task of running your business. But a larger goal is to help our members get the most out of their memberships by introducing the many new programs at DLI.

Mark brings nearly 50 years of industry experience to this position with expertise in many facets of garment care. His primary functions will be to act as the liaison between you, our member, the PDCA organization and DLI, as well as contact person for those interested in joining our esteemed association.

During the next few weeks, Mark will be reaching out to our members individually. Please feel free to share any ideas, problems or ways PDCA can better serve you. We look forward to making this relationship a fruitful and profitable one.

Mark can be reached at mark@pdclean.org or at 215-830-8495 or on his cell at 267-701-6045. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

We appreciate your support of PDCA and look forward to the future, as we work together for the betterment of our industry.

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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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Drycleaners' Notebook

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Quick Tips

Do you have a quick tip that you use that simplifies your work? Share it with your fellow cleaners here…

  • The Right Brush for Each Task
    Use the correct brush, and don’t mix their use: 1. Black brush – dryside brush used for solvent based stain removal products. 2. White brush – wetside brush used for water based stain removal products. 3. Hog Bristle brush – a soft bristled brush for stain removal used on delicate fabrics. 4. Use cheesecloth to wrap around a bristled brush to make a soft, padded brush for delicate items.

    Jane Zellers

  • Soaking Garments Overnight
    When you want to soak a garment overnight, cover it with a towel so that the garment stays completely submerged.

    Bill Nicolais, Spotless Cleaners

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EPA Proposes Ban on Perc Drycleaning - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a ban on most uses of perchloroethylene, also known as PCE or perc in a recent statement.
The Challenges of Marijuana in the Workplace - Attorney Bill Lynch led a series of PDCA seminars recently on the challenges of marijuana in the workplace.
Wetcleaning Seminar in Doylestown - Tom McAllister of Kreussler demonstrated the proper use of soaps and chemicals to achieve maximum quality
Scholarships Available - There are several scholarships available to owners and employees of PDCA member plants
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

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