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North East Fabricare Association
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August 12, 2011
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Care Label Rule Changes
Clean Classic Winners
Easy to Do Ideas that Work!
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FTC Seeking Public Input on Care Label Review!

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The Federal Trade Commission is undergoing a systematic review of all current FTC Rules including the Care Label Rules.  Specifically the FTC is seeking comments on the overall costs, benefits,  and necessity of the Rule on Care Labeling.  Some of the specific concerns are the inclusion of professional wetcleaning, the use of care symbols, and how the new alternative solvents work within the system.  There is some concern over the definition of "drycleaning" and how the new technologies fit into the system.


DLI is currently working on an in-depth review of the proposals, and will be providing industry comments.  All members are invited to add their own comments and make their voice known.  DLI/NEFA Members will be receiving a DLI Hotpress within the next couple weeks with talking points and suggested discussion comments.


Best Cleaners 4-Some Wins the Brad Friel Memorial Clean Classic!
Clean Classic Winners 
Congratulations to Shawn McCann, Mark Fong, Matt Quinn, and Mike Zagaski for winning the 16th Annual Clean Classic.  The Best Cleaners team from Middletown, CT shot a course scramble record 18 under par  to successfully defend their title for the 5th year in a row. 
The second place team, shooting a 12 under round, was led by Tim Boyd of ASCO - Concord and Bill Minty of Pembroke Laundry in Bridegport, CT.  Third Place was won by the Pratt-Abbott team from Portland, ME at -11. 
Congratulations to all the winners and a sincere thank you to all who came out and supported the association.  Check the NEFA website for a copy of the Clean Classic Booklet that was passed out during the event.  Please pay close attention to all the Sponsors for this years event, and when you need goods and services -- use the companies that support you, your association and the industry! A complete list of winners and more pictures will be posted over the weekend.

Easy to Do Ideas That Work -- Try Them!


 Association Endorsed Programs Save You Money!
I recently got a free quote from Larry Beland of Chase Payment Tech (978-798-0386).  He showed me how I could save almost $3500 per year!  That is an amazing savings that I wouldn't have found if it weren't for NEFA. 
 Call or e-mail Peter Blake at the NEFA Office today to get a free rate quote.  Don't delay, you could be wasting more money they you realize.
                                                   -- John Dallas,  Fabricare House, Norwell, MA 

Have an idea?  A helpful Suggestion?  Send them to us and we may publish them in an upcoming Headlines & More: Online or on our website.  This is a new regular feature of both this e-mail update and  The idea was first published in a DLI publication of the same title.

Mark your calendars now for Fall Fest '11 -- November 11, 12 & 13 in Newport, RI.  We are just finalizing the contract with the Newport Marriott and will begin marketing next week!  This will be the best conference yet -- and for those of you who went to the first four -- that means a lot!  This is a perfect opportunity for owners, managers and key personnel to learn what is happening in the industry and to be better prepared for the future.  Conferences like this are the perfect way to help motivate and reward employees.

Any member is encouraged to call and set up an appointment for a field call, it would be great to visit!  We are always looking for ways to better serve our members and the industry as a whole, so please let us know if there are areas you feel we could assist you in.  Please either call us at 800-442-6848 or e-mail me at


Peter Blake,
NEFA Executive Vice President