The National : DRY CLEANER MAY 2017
16 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER MARCH APRIL MAY 2017 cafes, gymnasiums and home goods, and so many antique and collectible stores I started fantasising about driving up with a one ton u-haul and ... anyway. Forget that ... it is just a very, very cool area for all sorts of shopping and relaxing, and not over-parked. Pride Drycleaners offer to do all washing to free up these young people. Young men like to look good for work and for their partners, and getting 5 shirts done for $20.00 is loose change for many of them. Likewise, the “young Mum/professional woman” can tick laundry off her To Do list by having Pride Drycleaning and Laundry handle her household washing. “Apart from drycleaning, we have a laundry service. We cater to a wide demographic from families, NDIA to nursing homes and the Over 55s, (pick up and delivery service). “Westfield Concierge desk is our agent at Kotara, this is another first in Australia.” Jennie said with considerable pride. They are very proud of the fact that the local Williamtown RAAF is the only Defence base with a depot manned by the company. Security is extremely important and this is reflected in their plant, where nothing is in the public eye. They have a complete understanding of their clients’ needs. Indeed, another client is the Police Training School and they regularly clean the bullet proof vests. ECO WARRIORS Jennie said technology and systems are helping Pride become an eco-warrior. The new Union hydro- carbon drycleaning machinery and practices combined with new staff procedures mean staff have virtually no contact with dry cleaning chemicals. And they have noticed the dif- ference – no smell at all. Instead of paying $900.00 in perc every six weeks, they now spend approx $50.00 per weekmax–andtheydoalot of industrial uniforms and blankets. Pride not only recycles its water, it reuses the heat from its dryers. “We are aiming to have minimal impact on the environment and to make our workplace as pleasant and safe as possible for staff,” Jennie said. “We got rid of the water tower, and now have no water treatments chemicals, no Council rules to worry about”.