Our 103rd Year!


June 2018 • Issue #641

Our Customers: Lake Mills Cleaners

Left to right in front of a New Sankosha tensioning pant topper model DF740U: Jenny Baccus, Kathy Lawson and Destiny Adam.

Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers is in rural WI but has established itself as a regional force by offering exceptional service serving 4 counties in south central Wisconsin. Since 1938, the Tarnutzer family has built their business through routes and personal service. In 1938 Casey Tarnutzer was in the dairy business and saw an opportunity to build a family future in the dry
cleaning business. In 1951 his son, Dick, joined him in the business, and it soon expanded far beyond the shores of beautiful Rock Lake. Lance and Ellie Tarnutzer recently replaced their topper and suzie with Sankosha tensioning equipment. Pressers Lisa and Kathy appreciate the ease of operation, better finish quality, and high production. The Tarnutzer’s are active in their community and enjoy restoring, showing and racing classic autos. They have a true appreciation for Ford Shelby’s and Indy pace cars.



We involved management, our CPA Firm and key senior staff members to do many rewrites to craft our Mission Statement. We hope it reflects our past, present and future ideals.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of The Minnesota Chemical Co. to continue to be the Midwest’s most respected provider of laundry and dry-cleaning equipment, supplies, parts and service. We soar into our second century promoting the success of our customers, employees and vendors. We strive to continue beneficial, rewarding and long-term relationships. We are committed to keeping our customers up-to-date on the latest technology and fulfilling their every need. We feel our customers’ success is our success.



Milnor Washers

Milnor rigid mount washers are a great economical choice for on grade installations – capacities from 40# to 160#. MilTouch® touchscreen programmers are available on all sizes. ilTouch® is a full color touchscreen which allows PC or on screen programing, diagnostics, active testing of all inputs and outputs, real-time display of machine operations, infinite water levels and exact temperature control of all water fills. Milnor 40# and 60# rigid mount washers can also be purchased with less expensive EP Express and EP Plus programmers. Scott Voldbaek is our Midwestern Milnor Regional Sales Manager. He travels to MN, WI, IA and ND often. Have you met Scott?

Service Tips By Ed

Does your electronic controlled tumble/dryer run for about three minutes and then display “OP” or “SH”?

This is almost always a problem with the temperature sensor, also known as a thermistor. The electronic control monitors the resistance of the sensor, and cycles the heat circuit, to maintain the heated air temperature. If the thermistor opens or if the circuit resistance increases due to a wire break, or short, the control will shut down the dryer, and display a fault code “OP” or “SH”. Replace the thermistor or call Ed for service. 





Save the Date: 2018 MCC FREE Fall Shows

On-Premise and Coin Vended Service School and Open House.

Hotels, Care Facilities and Laundromats.

Meet with industry experts, get inside tips on store management,

machine technical support and troubleshooting.

Tuesday, October 23rd

MCC Warehouse

Menomonee Falls, WI

Thursday, October 25th

North Metro Event Center

Shoreview, MN

Complete information and registration at www.minnesotachemical.com




Supply Deals by Chris

Chris deals

Get wedding dress hems clean without scrubbing and recleaning!

Clean Coat contains a unique blend of surfactants and other soil-removing ingredients to quickly and easily lift and dissolve the soil from the  dirtiest and most filthy wedding gown that you have to clean. Cleaning hems is easy with Clean Coat. Just spray the hems and let them sit overnight. The next day, either wetclean or dryclean the gown. You will be amazed when you see how clean the hems are. Clean Coat comes packaged ready-to-use by the gallon with a trigger sprayer. The spray pattern allows for a large surface of the gown to be sprayed very quickly. With Clean Coat you do not need to purchase another spray spotter tank.





Normal price $62.50. Special, June Only, $58 per gallon. Ask for special when you order.

Coin Ops

Save BIG with up to $4.00 Rebate per case with purchase of all 3 coin-vend laundry categories and a multiple-use item on select P&G laundry products!


Coin Vend Rebate


Good only for P&G Product purchased between April 1, and June 30, 2018!



Aquanomic Low-Temp Laundry Program

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Clean and white. Soft and fresh. You want the clean, white, soft and fresh results guests expect - the first time linens are laundered. The Aquanomic Low-Temp Laundry Program offers consistently superior results that delivers significant energy and water savings over traditional laundry programs, improving your bottom line. Whatever your laundry needs and challenges, Ecolab can offer a complete laundry solution that helps reduce rewash while extending the life of your linens.



Parts Ideas From Barb

Many facilities find it saves time and money and reduces downtime to have a few washer and dryer parts on your shelves.


Some important parts to keep on hand:

  • Belts
  • Drain valves
  • Relays
  • Gaskets
  • Ignition cable (spark plug wire)
  • Ignition module



Coin Store Owners:

We can use some help in coin laundry equipment sales and/ or service in our 5 states... even PT.


Do you have time?


Call Dan Baker 414-708-5242. We want to talk.