The Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA) was formed to support entrepreneurs in the textile rental space, and they hold two events a year where industry professionals can come together to share their stories and get tips on how to make their business flourish. IWA will be sending the VP ...

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When an individual or group decides to open a laundry business, they have many important considerations to make. Most of those considerations involve money. While ensuring that they have the right Laundromat Insurance Program in place is essential to protecting their assets, the first thing aspir...

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What is the best way for a dry cleaning business to stay ahead of their competition? This is a popular question in the industry today, especially considering the scrutiny that these facilities have been under in recent years due to the industry’s perceived environmental impact. From environmental...

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Back in August, we looked at how drycleaners could potentially reduce their risks of clothing damage and a resulting customer lawsuit by ensuring that they are following the care instructions on the label of the clothing item or another personal item. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FT...

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In 2010, a dry cleaning company located in Buffalo called Urban Valet Dry Cleaners saw the need for a coat check service at the Buffalo Home and Garden Show. This was the first year that the company chose a charity, Journey’s End Refugee Services, as a recipient of all the gratuities received fro...

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When it comes to saving money and making profits, Laundromats and other laundry business owners have a lot to consider. First and foremost on their list of financial decisions to make should be the type of Laundromat Insurance Policies they have to protect themselves from loss in the event of a c...

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Owning a laundry business can be a very lucrative investment, especially in big cities that have high-rise apartment buildings that often don’t allow for washer and dryer setups. Given that people need to wash their clothing regularly, owning a laundry business is a promising career choice. Howev...

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There are many reasons why a dry cleaner should focus on improving their customer service. Of course good customer service is important for retention and for gaining new business, but excelling at customer service can also help these professionals prevent and reduce their dry cleaner insurance ri...

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It’s no secret that an equipment breakdown is costly. But without the right type of laundry insurance for your drycleaning establishment or coin-op laundromat, equipment breakdown can be a detrimental business interruption. In addition to being financially protected with laundry insurance should ...

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Specialized Insurance Services

  • FabriCare Advantage™

    For the month of August, we have chosen to focus on insurance protection for your customers’ goods while you are delivering, processing, storing or otherwise handling them while in your care, custody and control. While you handle customer’s goods you’re responsible for those items. We, at Irving Weber Associates, understand this and offer a comprehensive FabriCare Advantage™ Insurance program, complete with Bailee coverage to protect dry cleaners, commercial launderers, linen suppliers, and coin-operated laundromats. If your client’s goods become damaged while in your possession, your business could be held liable. Even if a storm passes through, which is completely out of your control, your business will, most likely, be responsible for recovering costs.
  • Coin-Op Advantage™

    IWA is the leading specialty underwriter of coin-operated Laundromat insurance and self-service Laundromat insurance. Our Coin-Op Advantage™ program offers targeted coverage for operations with active ownership, on-site attendant, and newer equipment under maintenance contract. We provide broad coverage and experienced risk control to help mitigate and address your exposures.
  • C-Store Advantage™

    IWA is the trusted partner for convenience store insurance. Our C-Store Advantage™ program is designed to specifically address the unique exposures of convenience stores, and is available for small- to medium-sized operations with or without gas stations where gas sales are below 90%.
  • Grocer Advantage

    IWA is an industry leader in addressing the exposures unique to grocery stores and supermarkets with Grocers’ Advantage. Our program goes beyond insurance to offer you a partnership, personal service, affordability and coverage that respond to your operation’s risk profile.
  • Restaurant Advantage

    IWA’s Restaurant Advantage program provides comprehensive insurance protection for all types of restaurants. Our program includes coverages that will protect an operation from property damage as a result of a fire or severe weather storm, to loss of income due to failed suppliers or downed utilities, and litigation as a result of food poisoning, slips and falls and much more.
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Business Products

    IWA’s Workers’ Compensation for Business Products is designed specifically for business product and office supply companies in New York State, providing businesses with the peace of mind and knowledge that they are receiving the best coverage possible and service available. Our Workers’ Comp program is endorsed by the American Business Products Association and The Stationer’s Association of New York.

IWA’s Approach

Since we opened our doors in 1946, Irving Weber Associates (IWA) has been developing comprehensive, affordable  programs that meet the individual needs of clients requiring fabricare-related insurance, such as dry cleaner insurance, laundromat insurance, linen supply insurance, uniform rental insurance, convenience store insurance, grocery store insurance, restaurant insurance and business products insurance.  We work with brokers to find the perfect solution for our mutual customers.

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