Richmond, VA 23235
The Small Business Assistance Program was able to help Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hicks, owner and operators of Jewel Cleaners, with financial and regulatory assistance.
They have been in business for over 30 years. They had a well kept Detex Dry to Dry machine, a testimony of his many years of experience.
Benefits from the installation of the new MultiMatic machine were:
More square footage of usable space (new machine took up half of the space of the old machine)
Lower operating costs (PERC usage was cut by two-thirds)
Lower maintaince costs (the older the machine, the more work to keep running)
Less Environmental impact and liability (Closed loop system, less likely to emit PERC to air)
He added up the numbers and found he could save money by investing in a new machine, that would cut his operating expenses. So he received one of our low interest loans, through the Virginia Small Business Environmental Compliance Assistance Loan Fund, and purchased a brand new Hoffman Dry to Dry machine.
If you call him he would tell you about the difference it has made to his business as well as the working environment for him and his employees. He has cut his PERC usage in half while doing the same amount of business.