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Legislation #: 141064 Introduction Date: 12/18/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS GLOVER, MARCASON, SHARP, JAMES, JR., FORD, DAVIS, TAYLOR, CIRCO, WAGNER, CURLS, BROOKS AND REED
Title: Honoring Arrow Fabricare Services on its 100th Anniversary.

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12/15/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/18/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 141064

 

Honoring Arrow Fabricare Services on its 100th Anniversary.

 

WHEREAS, Arrow Fabricare Services was founded in 1914 by Polish emigrant, Joseph Gershon with his son, Robert Gershon, taking control upon Joseph Gershon’s death in 1963. The company is currently owned and run under the leadership of Bruce Gershon, son of Robert Gershon; and

 

WHEREAS, Arrow Fabricare Services was at 4301 Troost Ave and the company moved to the current site at 3838 Troost Avenue in 1945 where it employs over 80 highly skilled workers; and

 

WHEREAS, Arrow Fabricare Services provides fine dry cleaning, shirt laundry, alterations and reweaving, leather and fur cleaning, bridal gown preservation, French laundry of luxury bed and table linens, drapery & blind cleaning, fire & water damage restoration dry cleaning, nationwide mail order & fire turnout gear cleaning; and

 

WHEREAS, the facility is the only cleaner in the Kansas City area that has installed solar panels on the roof of their 26,000 square foot facility and the utilization of solar energy has given them great results in reducing energy costs. The facility instituted a green cleaning system, began a recycling program for anything from poly bags to paper and upgraded equipment, which saved on energy and gas usage by 50%; and

 

WHEREAS, Arrow Fabricare Services has expanded their facilities totaling over 48,000 square feet in area between two buildings with three separate divisions of Arrow Fabricare being housed in Kansas City, Kansas. They are Arrow Fire and Water Restoration Drycleaning and Arrow Drapery and Blanc Plume Fine French Laundry; and

WHEREAS, Arrow Fabricare Services achieved national attention in 2001 on the “Regis and Kelly” morning show; and

          WHEREAS, Arrow Fabricare received the Seal of Approval Award of Excellence from the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute International; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Arrow Fabricare Services on its 100th Anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Arrow Fabricare Services with the congratulations of the Mayor and Council for their many years of service to the community and our country.

 

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