The opportunity to network with dry cleaners in your area can help you find fresh solution to old problems and gain further insight for running a successful business.


Welcome to the newly formed Midwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (MWDLI). Formally known as the Midwest Drycleaners and Launders Association (MWDLA), MWDLI has been established to help increase the profitability of your dry cleaning business with research, education, advocacy and support from industry experts focused strictly on you. The MWDLI Strategic Planning Council will help DLI steer, direct and promote member activities.  MWDLI’s primary objective will be to focus on Education and Training in your area to help members keep abreast of the latest industry information from stain removal to regulatory issues to everything else in between.


Network with pears to find fresh solutions to old problems and gain further insight for running a successful cleaner.

Educational Opportunities

We believe that excellence comes from relentless improvement. We evaluate each part of our curriculum every time it is taught.

Local Advocacy

MWDLI together with the Advisory counsel will be working hard to provide you the most current  and up to date information.


Advisory Counsel

John Mertes
Ziker Cleaners

1240 South Syrkit St

Mishawaka, IN 46544


Perry T. Carrico

Rainbow Cleaners

504 South 4th Street

Danville, KY 40422

Jeff Schwegmann

Sunshine Cleaners

4854 Mary Ingles Highway

Silver Grove, KY 40176


Ray Kroner
Kroner Dry Cleaners
3820 N Bend Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45211

Robin Kramer

Notre Dame

100 St Michael's Laundry

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Tim Day

Classic Cleaners

8071 Knue Road

Indianapolis, IN 46250


Mike Fothergill

Holiday Cleaners

3301 Barbour Lane

Louisville, KY 40241


Jim Gault

Gaults Plaza Cleaners &

855 Coshocton Ave Ste 19

Mt. Vernon, OH 43050


Rick Armstrong

3609 Waterford St

Richmond, IN 43734


​James Belt

​Fabric Care Center

5760 W Morris Street

Indianapolis, IN 46241


Dru Shields


825 N Capital Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46204


Jeff Dunn


7654 Production Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45237


Jeff Jordan

Fabritec International

8145 Holton Drive Ste 110

Florence, KY 41042


Scott Nelson
Wilcox Environmental
Engineering Inc
1552 Main Street Ste 100
Speedway, IN 46224




The Association Built To Help Dry Cleaners Connect

Belonging to a trade or professional organization like Midwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institute is as important to a business as developing services for its customers. Whether you're trying to decide on getting into the dry cleaning business or you're already an owner, we are here to be your guide.


Executive Director Report
By: Jon Meijer

Where Do We Go From Here?

In the last six months the business of drycleaning has been turned upside down and shaken to the core. As I’ve previously stated, yesterday’s business model will need to change “now” to reflect the new norm. The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and the Midwest Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (MWDLI) have also had to embrace the new norm and change the way we do business right along with you. Within the past few months DLI introduced  several new benefits including live training videos covering topics on wash-dry-fold, routes, finishing, diversifications, maintenance, marketing, relief money, and much more.

Wi t h DL I ’s h e l p , MWDL I members are pivoting and working to increase their business in ways they never thought were possible. Not only will you learn from DLI and MWDLI, but you will learn from your peers whose challenges are no different from the one you are facing today. We know you need us now more than ever. 

We are committed to helping you work thru the new challenges and succeed going
forward. If you want to know what your Association has done for you lately, look no
farther than the list below:

• 60+ member-to-member Zoom meetings for sharing ideas, challenges, and opportunities
• 60+ ready-made social media and print marketing designs (three more added weekly)
• 25+ COVID related links and bulletins on
• 20+ business development webinars ranging from marketing and branding to critical maintenance
• Developed an online Facebook Community connecting 850+ DLI members
• 17+ webinars sifting through small business relief programs including PPP, EIDL Loans, Main Street Lending Program, Employee Retention Credits, and Workforce opportunity Credits
• 8+ live technical training webinars on spotting and finishing
• 5 live stain removal trainings  webinars in Spanish

DLI will continue to offer training videos, weekly member Zoom calls, Facebook marketing designs and more—anything we can do to help members meet the new challenges they face. And while, MWDLI and all industry related partners were forced to cancel conventions, on-site  training seminars and related activities for the foreseeable future, don’t worry, the information is still coming your way. Our delivery methods have had to change, but it’s there. I cannot stress enough the value of the information that has been designed and prepared for our
members. And here’s the best part, much of the information that helps your business comes directly from your peers that have been participating in the weekly Zoom calls. Members have been more than willing to share ideas and information like I have never seen in my nearly forty years in the industry.

You really do need to be a member, it is now more important than ever. If you have any questions on the benefits and services offered, please do not hesitate to contact me at 800-638-2627 or my cell at 443-804-5639.




(317) 972-7870

DLD Disposal
(800) 685-9824

ECC Horizon

(317) 595-4400

Cleaner's Supply
(607) 775-7905



(317) 972-7870

Cleaner's Supply
(800) 568-7768

(513) 771-4020

DLD Disposal
(800) 685-9824

Fabricare Systems
(770) 966-9323

Fabritec International
(859) 781-8200

ECC Horizon

(317) 595-4400

E J Thomas Company
(614) 808-4107

Sunshine Leather Care Co

(800) 232-0792

(423) 586-5370


(317) 472-0999

Kreussler Inc
(813) 884-1499

(877) 906-1818

M & B Hanger

(859) 781-8200


(317) 347-9590

SPOT Business Systems
(801) 208-2231

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