Dry Cleaning Plant
Cliffside, Nov. 30—Work is progressing rapidly on the new dry cleaning plant which is being built by Cliffside Mills and which has been leased to Geo. C. Shuford and A. M. Haynes, both of this town. It is expected that the new company, to be known as the Rutherford County Dry Cleaners will be ready for business about the end of next month. Edgar Mims, of Atlanta, Ga., has been secured as manager of the plant, which will be located in the building formerly occupied by the Cliffside Theater, on North Main Street, and now being remodeled and renovated. The very best machinery that money can buy will be installed, such as is found only in plants in Charlotte, Spartanburg or Asheville.
The building will be light and airy with the many new windows that have been put in and it will be attractive both outside and inside. At the front, facing the street, is the office and here will be found show cases to display the work of the company. Here, too, will be the Manager’s office. Mr. Mims, the manager, has had college training and eight years of practical experience as a dryer and cleaner. Of a genial and pleasing personality little doubt if any is entertained that the Rutherford County Dry Cleaners will be successful. Back of the front office will be the machinery rooms. The equipment is to be the very best. The American Laundry Company has always led the field in Laundry and Dry Cleaning equipment and machinery manufactured by them is to be installed in the new plant.
Continuous Flow Type
The system is of the continuous flow type and consists of a Cleansing machine, Extractor Deodorizing Tumbler, Delaval Clarifying System, Hoffman Presses, Dyeing Outfit, Kelly Fan Outfit and smaller essentials, such as illuminated Spotting Board, adjustable Finishing Board, Truck Tubs and automatic Electric Irons. All this machinery will be in the two rooms back of the office and to make them fireproof they have been lined with galvanized tin. The boiler room is on the right as is also a large storage tank necessary for the system. The Super-Suction Deodorizing Machine will be the biggest and best between Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina.
No Caustic Soda
After the garments have been cleaned the super suction machine thoroughly drys them, leaving absolutely no trace of odor and at the same time works up the nap or texture of the garment and gives to it the same appearance and feel as when new. The Delaval Clarifying System takes the dirty solvent and brings it back to the original state of purity without the necessity of using caustic soda, which, as everyone knows, will make tender and destroy the fabric sooner or later. This part of the equipment alone retails for more than the average plants cost, and is the same as has been used by the leading dry cleaners and dyers in the South. Thus, the future patrons of the Rutherford County Dry Cleaners will be assured of the highest grade of work.
The manager, Mr. Mims, will have a full corps of help to assist him, including a spotter and finisher of ladies’ clothes. The latter will come from Atlanta.
This item was printed in The Sun on November 30, 1927.