This year is a special anniversary for the carwash industry, marking 100 years of professional carwashing. The industry began in Detroit and the first wash, “Automobile Laundry,” was opened by Frank McCormick and J.W. Hinkle.
There are over 100,000 carwashes in the United States, according Eric Wulf, the CEO of the International Carwash Association. He added that the American professional carwash industry generated $19 billion in sales in 2013.
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