Launder and Press
Wash Cycle Laundry has come a long way since its humble beginnings out of a tiny laundromat in West Philly. What began as one man with a bike and a dream has turned into over 4 million pounds of laundry delivered via bicycles since 2010, more than 50 new jobs created across two cities, over 1 million gallons of water saved by high-efficiency machines, and thousands of satisfied customers.
For much of our history, we have been leasing laundromats in new neighborhoods and expanding our coverage area to a staggering 11 square miles in Philadelphia alone. Our latest venture has been expansion into on-premise laundry, which we have executed successfully twice within the last 3 years.
What does it look like?
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Why go on-premise?
Long story short, it enables us to be more in control of everything we do. We strive to be as sustainable, local, and responsible as possible. Minimizing delivery time helps everyone to do their jobs more efficiently, plus it reduces the risk of dangers that could occur during delivery (traffic, crashes, etc.). This approach also enables us to be in direct contact with our staff at all times to address any issues swiftly and effectively.
Speaking of staff, this approach has enabled us to fulfill our mission of creating new jobs by having more positions available due to increased client workload and job duties.
What new things we can do?
When we opened our latest facility at the Inn at Penn, we installed brand new equipment that will ensure the highest quality product and make the facility more efficient than ever before by replacing their outdated and ineffective hardware.
By building the plant ourselves, we were able to develop our own custom washing operation and chemistry that cleans linens faster and more effectively, keeping more product in circulation, greatly lowering waste and downtime. We also installed finishing equipment (large commercial presses and irons) that enable us to service a wider range of clients OUTSIDE the facility, including more food service clientele.
As if that’s not enough, we are also able to take on a new rental item: floor mats. Our previous plants were not capable of their volume. With our new plant, this is not an issue.
Do you customize every plant you open?
We pride ourselves on being flexible, which means we can work with an existing facility or oversee equipment installation, or both. We can easily handle linen rentals or wash what you already own, or both as well.
What about cost? What effect does this have on the bottom line?
You can read about the positive effects that on-premise laundry can have on a company’s bottom line by clicking here.