Strong II Cleaners is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated trainee that is hungry to learn! We are offering a 4 week paid training position at our plant location in Homewood (7620 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208). For 4 weeks you will receive a crash course on the dry cleaning industry by working directly with management to instill or sharpen your knowledge inside of the 90 year old business that is Strong II Cleaners.
Must be available Monday-Friday
25 hours guaranteed per week
4 weeks of paid training
Compensation is $10/hr
What will be learned:
- Separating clothes into cleaning loads.
- Preparing, washing, and pressing shirts.
- Pressing pants.
- Turning on and shutting down plant.
- Operating Dry Cleaning Machine.
- Understanding basic fabric care instructions.
What is expected:
- Staying on your feet for long periods of time
- Bending over/down and lifting 20 lbs
- Light cleaning & straightening up of workspace
- Be able to work in humid conditions
- Proper hygiene
- To be sober throughout the work day
- Going on payroll (on the books)
- Alertness of equipment & infrastructure, and general surroundings
- Paying attention to details
90 Year Strong, Black Owned Business is Ready to Scale Up: This is not just a dry cleaning business; this social entrepreneurship is defined by its cultural impact. Strong II Dry Cleaners, LLC (dba Strong’s Cleaners) is a 90-year-old Black, family-owned fabric care business that is currently owned and operated by Justin Strong, serial entrepreneur and cultural influencer. The business is located in a family-owned commercial property, in a slowly-gentrifying, historically African American neighborhood called Homewood in Pittsburgh, PA. They also have a “drop-store” located in the Grant Building, in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, which is managed by a separate company.. Strong’s Cleaners is ready to scale up its reliable business model – which currently serves generations of residents and a strong roster of major universities such as the University of Pittsburgh and local businesses such as the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh – to upgrade capacity to allow for a medical-grade cleaning process. The medical industry is dominant in the region, and current events indicate that the need for medical cleaning services is only on the rise and an essential element of public health and wellness. Strong’s Cleaners is well situated to meet this need. It continues to grow its reputation as the supply side of regional dry cleaners close their doors for good.
Nuts and Bolts: Strong’s Cleaners provides dry cleaning, laundry service, leather and suede cleaning, and alterations & repairs. In the COVID-19 era, the cleaners is one of a handful of businesses deemed “essential“. The company provides brick and mortar retail services, as well as valet pick-up and delivery to its diverse roster of local and regional institutions that serve thousands of professionals, students, workers, and tourists every day. Its mission is to provide quality fabric care service with an emphasis on building a network of trust among its customers. The company specializes in dry cleaning and laundry service, with a target demo of patrons ages 25 – 70, who live in and/or work in the city of Pittsburgh and its first ring of suburbs. Strong’s Cleaners views each garment as playing an important role in the customers’ lives. If a garment is prepared in a timely manner with superior quality, there is a potential to produce a “domino effect” of positive consequences in the customer’s day, whether for a job interview, an important professional meeting, or a night on the town. This is viewed, not as a risk, but as an opportunity to impress upon its clientele just how significant presentation of self through uniform can be towards actualizing, and maintaining personal and professional goals.
Time flies when you’re running a small family business. April 2020 marks the 90th year of business for Strong Cleaners. Started in 1930 by Dennis Strong in Shelby, NC; later moved to Pittsburgh in 1942.
In celebration Strong II Dry Cleaners (Homewood ONLY) we are offering $120 of fabric care service for only $90! The purchase of a $90 Prepaid Plan will set you up with $120 in Store Credit, which you can use whenever, for Dry Cleaning, Shirt Laundry, Wash & Fold, etc. *No other discounts or trade apply; Valet Service Only
To purchase, click the Paypal Button below (link here if it’s not showing) or use ca$happ ($7THMD)
During these challenging times, our Homewood location will be limiting operation hours and closing the storefront to the public.
To drop off clothes or to pick up an order, STAY HOME, we will come to you. For Homewood customers, please TEXT/CALL Justin Strong at 412.807.9696 to schedule a pick up or delivery time Monday through Saturday.
For our Downtown Pittsburgh Customers, please TEXT/CALL 412.254.4646 (GOGO).
Please be safe, and stay home if you can. Thank you,
Need a pick up or a delivery? Just text/call your request to 412-254-GoGo (4646)
Labor Day Special running now through 9/9/2018 EXPIRED
$100 prepaid plan for $150 in service. Purchase via Paypal link below or stop in our Stores.
As we enter June, we would like to take note, on how fast 2018 has been going. A few months ago our pipes burst from record freezing….and now it’s way too hot to be in the dry cleaning business.
As we journey to the 2nd Half of the year we are offering a 50% off Prepaid Special starting Monday, June 4th through Sunday, June 17th.
HALF WAY / HALF OFF SPECIAL
Purchase a Prepaid Plan for $100 and Receive $200 in Store Credit.
- Cannot be combined with any other discount ($5 off Coupon / Government Employee Discount, etc.)
- Any Cash balance on accounts MUST be paid in full prior to purchasing special (i.e. New store credit can not be used to pay for orders already due)
Purchase Online here via PayPal (if button is not showing, click this link)
Or Stop in at our Homewood or Downtown Locations
Everyone likes to save money when they can. At SIIDC here are some simple ways to save on your Fabric Care bills.
- Pay in advance and get 10% off Dry Cleaning & Laundry Orders
- 10% off of All Government Employees: Federal, State, County, and City of Pittsburgh *must show valid ID
- 20% off if you PREPAY and are a Government Employee
2018 has kept things exciting. During our vacation into the New Year we had several pipes burst and/or crack, along with equipment failure. Everything is back up and running, thankfully!
I’m sure we were not the only ones to experience a surprise repair expense right after the Holidays, so we would like to offer a savings to you.
The Deep Freeze Special is $250 for $500 worth of Service. It runs now til Sat. Jan. 13, 2018! Purchase in store (Homewood or Downtown) or click on the PayPal link below and let us know which location you would like your credit at.