Connect. Learn. Grow.

The Coin Laundry Association was established in 1960 with the express vision of serving laundromat owners and businesses that support the coin laundry industry – namely equipment manufacturers and distributors. We are a not-for-profit association created to protect and advance the industry – looking out for the interests of laundromat stakeholders across the United States.

More than 55 years later, our core values and vision have not changed. We exist to support laundry owners, the businesses that serve laundry owners, and also to assist individuals who are thinking of opening a laundry business.

We believe that our mission can be largely fulfilled with just three small words: 

Connect. Learn. Grow.

Through these words, we believe we can help the self-service laundry industry to become stronger, more informed, and ultimately, more profitable.

Moreover, by helping laundry owners run better businesses, we are able to touch the lives and improve the customer experience of laundromat patrons around the country.



Building Connections


The Coin Laundry Association is in the connection-building-business. We make connections with members and more importantly, we connect members with each other. While the ways in which connections are formed has changed since our inception, the need to connect laundry owners with each other and laundry equipment manufacturers and distributors remains the same. We believe the very best way to share information is by creating industry connections.

Connecting You

In-Person Networking:

We facilitate connections by hosting national events and supporting sixteen local affiliate chapters.

Explore our Events | Meet our Affiliates

CLA Member Directory

CLA members have access to an exclusive CLA Member Directory – through it, members can search for peers in their area or search for other members offering services like wash, dry, fold or those who own multiple laundries.


CLA Buyers Guide

Connecting with CLA member organizations is a great way to make sure that you’re working with reputable manufacturer and distributor members who are committed to the industry and their customers. The Buyers Guide is a great resource to find a qualified manufacturer or distributor member in your area. Search the Guide


CLA Connect Open Forum

Because we feel so strongly about connecting individuals, we host the industry’s largest, most active online forum, which is open to both members and non-members. The open forum is a great tool to get questions answered and share experiences with other laundry owners. Explore CLA Connect


Learn About the Coin Laundry Industry

Laundry owners and potential owners learn from each other and the CLA through the connections that are created at CLA in-person events, one-on-one conversations, and through the CLA Connect Open Forum. 

In addition, our industry experts bring you the best industry research, online learning, informative products and an industry publication, PlanetLaundry, to keep you up-to-date on what's happening in the coin laundry industry.


Learn from Industry Experts

Surveys & Research Reports

Surveys and reports like the annual industry survey, quarterly economic reports and in-depth whitepapers will help you to gain an idea of where the market is as a whole, what trends are happening in the market place, how the laundry business is doing in comparison to the overall economy and deep-dive into topics like replacing outdated equipment and choosing a store location. See More on Surveys & Research

Online Webinars

In addition to in-person learning events, we offer online webinars for both non-members and members – topics range from an overview of the laundry business to store operations and marketing tools.

Products & Services

We offer a whole host of free and discounted tools to help you learn – our most popular service is our free one-on-one member consultations, but we have other helpful products like demographic reports, the attendant training kit and Secrets of Buying and Owning Laundromats. Shop the Online Store

Member Library

The member library is your unfiltered access to nearly all the tools that the CLA offers – access everything from industry surveys to audio files, PlanetLaundry archived issues and much more. See the Resource List


PlanetLaundry Magazine and are the official magazine and companion site of the Coin Laundry Association. They are completely free resources and subscriptions are available to anyone who requests one. This might just be our very best benefit! Learn More



Grow Your Business

In 2014, an independent survey by Readex, Inc., found that laundries with a Coin Laundry Association membership enjoyed 45% higher gross revenues than non-member stores. 



Grow Your Business

We are committed to your success and the success of your business. And we help laundry owners grow their business by connecting them with tools and resources that can help take their business to the next level. 


CLA members make more money.

Members have access to tools to help them learn and to grow their business – they are committed to success, and one of the ways they demonstrate that commitment is through a CLA Membership.


Explore Membership


Tools To Help Your Business Grow

In addition to research and industry tools, we also provide access to marketing tools to help spread the word about your business.

We offer CLA members FREE websites, access to seriously discounted marketing products through our partnerships with Yext and OMNI Online Marketing, listings in our laundry locator on Findalaundry, access to our direct mail service, DIY Direct, and several other marketing services.


Committed to the Growth of the Industry

Not only are we committed to YOUR growth, we’re committed to the growth and success of the self-service laundry industry. Advocating for the industry is important and we’re looking out for your interests. We monitor legislative issues, fight unfair sales tax proposals on coin laundries, give back to communities in need through our LaundryCares Foundation, and work with the American Cleaning Institute to promote safe laundry practices to protect small children. Learn more about our Industry Advocacy

Start Growing Your Business

 Join the Coin Laundry Association

Questions? Contact Us