*Ellie Tarnutzer co-owner of Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers, Inc., founded in 1938, was appointed to the Wisconsin Fabricare Institute’s (WFI) Board of Directors at their General Membership Meeting on Sept. 10, in Winneconne. Mrs. Tarnutzer and her husband Lance own and operate the successful drycleaning plant in Lake Mills with several locations serving numerous communities in south central Wisconsin.
The Tarnuzers have been supportive and active in WFI programs over the years. Ellie’s continued commitment to the industry and forward thinking impressed current members of the WFI Board of Directors at this summer’s annual convention.
WFI was founded in 1942 in Milwaukee, and is recognized as the birthplace of US drycleaner associations. WFI’s first association President was E. C Stoddard, descendent of William Joeseph Stoddard, developer of less flammable hydrocarbon solvent, commonly called Stoddard Solvent, which came to be a standard solvent used in the industry from 1928 to the late 1950’s.
WFI today represents the drycleaning industry in Wisconsin and espouses and promotes the very highest degree of professionalism, integrity and service to our customers, employees and society, with a commitment to enhance our environment. WFI was awarded the 2002 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award, highlighting what WFI is doing in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental stewardship.*
Our Mission To "Going Green"
* Our free pick-up and delivery trucks run on LP instead of regular gasoline.
* We recycle our hangers and plastic.
* The Stoddard dry cleaning method is reclaimable through the dryers. This way it does not go out into the environment and pollute the air.
* We have introduced the new Green Garmento Bags. It allows you to save the use of plastic and instead use reusable bags. You put your dirty garments inside the bag for us to pick up, it then turns around and covers the clean garments; therefore, no need for reproducing plastic. Please contact us today if you would like to be environmentally friendly and take part in this service.
Lake Mills Cleaners has a long history of dedicated customer service. Since its conception in 1938, the Tarnutzer family has owned and operated the business. 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. With the creative marketing concept of FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY* the business grew to service most of the south/central Wisconsin area. Today Dick's son, Lance and daughter-in-law Ellie, own and operate the business. Today, a fourth generation is in line to continue the great family tradition of customer service and satisfaction at Lake Mills Cleaners.
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Lake Mills Cleaners and Dyers Inc.
Serving Your Area Since 1938!
Free Pick Up and Delivery
"On the Shores of Beautiful Rock Lake"
Madison: (608) 221-1964 • Lake Mills: (920) 648-2151
Main Plant: 804 North Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551