2006

Bob’s Cleaners

First Dry Cleaner to Switch to Professional Wet Cleaning in the San Francisco Bay Area

Sergio Rios leading workshop

In 2005, Dr. Sinsheimer receives funding from the AB998 program to launch a statewide demonstration program as well as funding from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District focused on converting Bay Area cleaners to Professional Wet Cleaning.  Bob’s Cleaners in Richmond California becomes the first perc dry cleaner in the San Francisco Bay Area to convert to Professional Wet Cleaning.  Bob’s Cleaners selects Mr. Hans Kim to provide and install equipment, provide training, and provide ongoing service.  Soon after the conversion, Bob’s Cleaners begins hosting a series of demonstration workshops which are extremely successful, leading to a series of perc dry cleaners in the Bay Area make the decision to convert to Professional Wet Cleaning.