Dynamic leadership unites old rivals

Todd, Marcia
September 2005
Fabricare Canada;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p12
Trade Publication
The article states that for over 60 years, Wright Cleaners and Cotty's Cleaners have competed to dominate the Barrie, Ontario market. Today both are owned by John and Kim Sekleski, newcomers to the industry. A major reorientation was necessary to prepare the Wright plant to handle the increased volume that was anticipated with the amalgamation of two businesses. A 60-lb. Union perchloroethylene (perc) cleaning machine was added to the recently purchased 50-lb. Union, also using perc, and a Zero Waste water treatment system was purchased. The Cotty's stores remain traditional dry cleaning depots with the addition of next-day wash-dry-fold service being offered.


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