Sep 24 2010

What is martinizing? How is it used for dry cleaning clothes?

Category: Society & Culture


Many dry cleaning operations start by inspecting, tagging, and sorting your garments to get them ready for the actual cleaning which is done at another location. The cleaning is typically performed by facilities that have been contracted to do the work. This process will often take 2 to 3 days.

Martinizing dry cleaning is actually a franchise name that sounds like a cleaning process. It was first introduced by Martin Franchises, Inc. in 1949 and it allowed companies to perform economical, in house, dry cleaning at a much faster rate.

So one-hour Martinizing is defined as: A quick process for dry cleaning clothes at the facility you dropped them off at using specialized solvents. It can also be used to define the franchises of Martin Franchises, Inc.

Martinizing currently has 160 franchisees that manage around 500 stores in the United States and 7 foreign countries including Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Japan, Indonesia and U.S. Territories.

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