Lyle, an eight-year veteran of WSD, with substantial experience in the commercial laundry industry, was appointed to the Southern California Coin Laundry Association (SoCALCLA) Board, at its June 2018 monthly meeting, in recognition of his considerable knowledge, interest, and drive for advancing the interests of coin-op laundry owners.
The Southern California Coin Laundry Association (SoCALCLA) is a regional affiliate of The Coin Laundry Association (CLA), established in 1960 with headquarters outside of Chicago. The CLA is a nonprofit organization that supports a network of laundry owners, distributors, brokers, and manufacturers with the purpose of advancing the coin operated laundry industry through research, education and other initiatives.
The SoCALCLA is a particularly important affiliate of the CLA given its location in southern California which boasts the most coin laundries of any area in the country. As a member of the nine-person Board, Lyle brings a wealth of knowledge gained through working in a variety of roles in different departments at WSD. Lyle offers an important, big-picture perspective of the laundry business—including its challenges and opportunities—gained through his range of experience.
Lyle explained, “I’ve always had a huge interest in the coin laundry industry. It will be great to be around people that are as passionate and involved in the coin laundry industry as I am. I’m very pleased to see another WSD addition to the CLA”
The services the SoCALCLA provides its members include:
- An up-to-date and informative website including important links as well as industry and regional related news.
- An active Blog on the website featuring posts written by local coin laundry operators sharing their wisdom about different aspects of running a successful laundry business.
- Regular meetings and educational seminars on various topics, including marketing tactics, maintenance best practices, upgrading and remodeling a laundromat, water and energy conservation, as well as other important business issues in southern California.
“The CLA is a great resource for our customers. Anyone who owns a laundromat should utilize the association’s guidance and support. We want everyone to be successful, and becoming a member is the first step,” Lyle declared.