Pittsburgh’s Model Cleaners Expands
Newest store opens in suburb of Cranberry
CRANBERRY, Pa. — The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber and Model Cleaners hosted a May 21 ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony here at the business’ newest facility.
The state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly fabricare center offers same-day drycleaning service utilizing GreenEarth cleaning technology, as well as free pickup and delivery service, at its 1187 Freedom Road store, the company says.
“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,” says Dan LaCarte, executive vice president of Model Cleaners. “We are excited to be opening our second facility in this region and furthering our commitment to care for our customers and community.”
Founded in 1986, Model Cleaners is Pittsburgh’s largest family-owned drycleaning operation with 13 locations. Half of its business comes from its free pickup and delivery services to 70 communities in Western Pennsylvania, the company says.
Jack LaCarte opened the first store in Charleroi, Pa., 30 years ago. He continues the tradition through his five sons, John, Mike, Dave, Joe and Dan, all of whom are part owners of the business.
Model Cleaners started with five employees and now employs more than 300 across its facilities and home delivery service.
Along with its drycleaning division, Model operates uniform rental, model apparel and real estate development divisions.