PAGE 30 / NATIONAL CLOTHESLINE / JULY, 2019 NORTHEAST PLAZA CLEANERS AND TAILORS in Weymouth, MA, pur- chased a Union HL-860 heated hydrocarbon cleaning ma- chine through M&R Machinery. Pictured rom left are Michael and Konstantinos Blathras, owners of Plaza Clean- ers, and Bob Carozza of M&M Machinery. To learn more, see the Index of Advertisers on page 38 or visit DEC certification, training for CSRs highlight NCAclasses A multitude of drycleaning courses covering a variety of top- ics will be available from the Na- tional Cleaners Association in the coming months. First up will be a one-day, eight hour offering on “Basic Spotting 101 with Alternative Solvents” on July 14 in the Bronx. The class meets from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. This class, like most of NCA’s one-day courses, is free for Plat- inum Members and costs $250 for other members or $350 for non- members. For those unable to attend, but interested, the class will be taught again on Nov. 24. NCA will offer a second class on July 14: the first half of a two- day DEC Certification course re- quired by New York State. Overall, the course convenes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on consecu- tive Sundays. In addition to one that meets on July 14 and 21, NCA will host another installment on Oct. 6 and 13, both in New York City. The cost is $809 for members and $1,309 for non-members. Another two-day course, this one focusing on pressing and fin- ishing, is set to take place on Aug. 3 and 4 in the Bronx, running from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition is $455 for members and $1,309 for non-members. Platinum Members may enjoy free admission. Also in August, NCA has planned a one-day “Advanced Stain Removal and Bleaching” course, meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bronx. The date is Aug. 18. For those who cannot at- tend, there will be an additional offering on Dec. 15. In September, the association’s lone offering will be a one-day course on “Technical Training at the Counter for Customer Service Representatives” in New York City. The class meets on Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Two other events can be found on NCA’s upcoming calendar. The association will host its Texcare 2019 convention on Oct. 19 and 20 in Secaucus, NJ, then in early next year will co-host Brainstorm- ing 2020 with the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute from Jan. 17 to 19. For more information or to reg- ister for any of NCA’s upcoming events, visit or call (212) 967-3002. The North East Fabricare As- sociation will be teeing off soon for its 24th Annual Brad Friel Me- morial Clean Classic. This year, the event will be moving to the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA. The event will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a shot- gun start on Wednesday, July 17. The association will utilize a popular 2-score, Bramble format this year where all golfers on each four-person team will start their second stroke for every hole from the spot of the best initial drive and then play through. The cost to play is $660 per team of four, or $165 per individ- ual, which includes green fees for 18 holes of golf, a cart, participa- tion in the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and other contests, as well as the admission to the awards dinner at 3 p.m. Additionally, NEFA is offering Tee Sponsorship and Golf Pack- ages for $330 each. For more information on the event, or to register, visit NEFA at or contact them directly at (603) 635-0322. NEFA hits the fairways for annual Clean Classic To learn more, visit or call 800-526-1188 A. L. WILSON CHEMICAL CO. Become a STAIN WIZARD at PPORTUNITY every ink stain is an Since stain removal matters to your customers, each stain is an opportunity to impress them. InkGo is the effective and safe way to remove ink stains from all types of fabric - including acetates. Use it to remove adhesives, too. It's eco-friendly... California compliant, chlorinated-solvent and NPE free, biodegradable and non-combustible. And since InkGo is user-friendly and odor-free, it's pleasant to work with. Use InkGo to deliver stain-free cleaning. You'll build your reputation for quality – and keep customers coming back. every ink stain is an every ink stain is an every ink stain is an every ink stain is an