May 18, 2015
Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber and Model Cleaners announce the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Model Cleaners 13th facility in Cranberry, PA
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber and Model Cleaners will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening at the Model Cleaners newest facility in Cranberry on Thursday, May 21st from 4:00pm–5:30pm. The state of the art GreenEarth environmentally friendly fabric care center offers same day dry-cleaning service, free pickup and delivery service and is located at 1187 Freedom Road, Cranberry.
“I would like to thank the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce for co-hosting the grand opening event and being a good partner for local businesses. We are excited to be opening our second facility in this region and furthering our commitment to care for our customers and community” said Dan Lacarte, Executive Vice President of Model Cleaners.
Founded in 1986, Model Cleaners is Pittsburgh’s largest family owned dry- cleaning operation with 13 dry-cleaning locations and free pickup and delivery services to 70 communities in Western Pennsylvania. Model Cleaners is the leading provider of home/office pickup and delivery service in the region, with half of their business coming from their free pickup and delivery service.
Model Cleaners has built their business on family values since Jack LaCarte opened their first store 30 years ago. Raised on a cattle farm in Indiana, PA, Jack has always worked seven days a week to support his family. It was always Jacks vision to own a family business, and he first executed this vision by putting his family to work on their farm. Due to the economic instability of the 1970’s, the farm was forced to shut down and Jack moved his family to Charleroi, PA to seek other opportunities. Jack continued with his goal and opened a small dry cleaning shop in Charleroi, naming it Model Cleaners.
Jack continues the tradition through his five sons, John, Mike, Dave, Joe and Dan who are now all part owners of the business. You can also find wives, cousins, sisters and brothers alike all working to help better the family business. Model started with 5 employees and now employs over 300 people across their 13 facilities and home delivery service.
Today, Model is a much diversified company along with the dry-cleaning division, Model operates a Uniform Rental division (www.modeluniforms.com), a Model Apparel division (www.modelapparel.com) for companies looking to enhance the image of their employees along with a real estate development division.
Not only does Model Cleaners value family and their customers, but they also value the environment, and work hard to ensure they have an eco-friendly and green presence in the community. Model Cleaners utilizes GreenEarth Cleaning Technology at their new state of the art environmentally friendly facility in Cranberry. GreenEarth is an exclusive dry cleaning process that replaces petrochemical solvents traditionally used in dry cleaning with liquid silicone. The liquid silicone is derived from natural sand byproducts and is an odorless, colorless, solution that has ideal properties for fabric care. The EPA also recognizes the product as safe for air, soil and water. In addition to being environmentally safe, the solution is non-allergenic and non-irritating to your skin and can be found in common household shampoos and lotions.
Model Cleaners believes in supporting the community that supports them. Models company mission statement is to” Care for our Customers, Community and Each other like Family”. Model Cleaners has joined the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber including supporting their student scholarship program. Model has donated over 50,000 coats to Salvation Army through the “Share the Warmth” coat drive campaign.
For more information on Model Cleaners including finding a the location nearest you or for sign up for Model Award Winning Free Home/Office pick-up and delivery service for your dry-cleaning needs go to www.modelcleaners.com or call 1-888-99Model.
About the North Pittsburgh Regional Chamber of Commerce – Formerly Known as The Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was established on January 1, 2010 as a newly managed organization of the Cranberry Area chamber of Commerce and the Northern Allegheny County chamber of Commerce. Our membership consists of 1,100 business owners and business representatives. The footprint of The Pitts burgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce covers three counties. Allegheny, Beaver and Butler and 16 municipalities. Their membership ranges from sale proprietors to large corporations, nonprofits and individuals who are interested in supporting our business community. They offer a variety of business and social networking events, programs, training, legislative and economic development activities. Our signature events include a Business Expo, Drive to Thrive Golf Outing, Food and Wine Classic, Pittsburgh North Regional Career Fair and Taste of Cranberry.
John M. Swiatek
(724)034-9700 ext. 15