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1. Restoration storage area. 2. Dry cleaning plant. 3. Employee using the Sankosha double-buck shirt unit.


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ing a full-time marketer and several administra- tive staff to help keep up with the strict reporting requirements of the new franchise. Handling insurance claims also means increased security measures both within and around the building, tracking everyone who enters and exits the build- ing on a daily basis. When Lamanna began the planning and building phases of the new plant, he had no idea he would be acquiring the CRDN franchise. Upon initial completion, he assumed the plant would be suitable for three years before space became a concern. “Having partnered with CRDN we have broadened our geographical service area along with expanding our clientele,” said Lamanna. After just three months, the com- pany is considering off-site storage to provide more floor space within the plant. Not a bad problem to have.


CONTINUING THE DREAM


When asked how his father feels about the success he’s had in carrying on with the family business and where the company stands today, Lamanna says he knows his parents are very proud. His father’s humble beginnings and atten- tion to detail and service are what inspired him over the years.


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“My father had a goal many years ago and that was to maintain profi tability and stabil- ity for future generations, while never losing sight of who we are and what we stand for,” he said. “I continue to carry on my father’s vision and hope to one day see my three children doing the same for me.” n


COMING EVENTS


June 17 & 18 OFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE


The Waterside Inn


Port Credit, Mississauga, Ont. www.fabricare.org chelsky@sympatico.ca


September 8


CLATA Tom White Classic Golf Tournament


Bay of Quinte Golf Club Belleville, Ont. Info: Trevor Holmes t.holmes@sympatico.ca


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