14 March 2014

For the second time in 5 years, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (WDNR) Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Fund (DERF) has run out of funds necessary to keep pace with claims from dry cleaners dealing with perc cleanups. In the meantime, the WDNR has expressed no intention to slow down...

03 June 2013

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the June 2013 issue of Cleaner & Launderer   Last month over 200 active or former dry cleaners received a letter from the State of California informing them that if they would pay money to the State, the...

04 September 2012

Insurance Companies Runoff Leaves Policyholders Vulnerable Written by Steve Henshaw, President and CEO of EnviroForensics. As seen in the August 2012 issue of Cleaner and Launderer. Many business owners or drycleaners and manufacturing companies know that old general liability policies can provide a defense, even an indemnity, against environmental claims. ...

30 May 2012

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the May 2012 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version When executives talk about a company’s assets, they generally refer to people, property, buildings, equipment, clients, job contracts, and intellectual property.  I’m sure there are more, but how...

15 June 2011

Written by Stephen Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in June 2011 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Just a few short years ago it was nearly impossible for me to have an open and honest discussion with dry cleaners about the possibility that soil and groundwater...

07 December 2010

Written by Justin Gifford, J.D., General Counsel, EnviroForensics and PolicyFind The Indiana Court of Appeals’ November opinion in the recent State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. v Flexdar, Inc. (Ind. App. 2010) comes as good news to business owners like drycleaners who currently or have historically used tetrachlorethene (perc) or petroleum...

01 January 2010

Written by Steve Henshaw, President & CEO, EnviroForensics in collaboration with Justin Gifford, General Counsel, EnviroForensics As seen in the January 2010 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Opening up Google, a newspaper, turning on the radio or catching the evening news is sure to expose you to...

01 September 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the September 2009 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version I heard from some readers that my last few articles were a little too technical and in addressing those comments, I’ve decided to go back to basics. That...

02 June 2009

Written By Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO of EnviroForensics and PolicyFind Drycleaners News June 2009 Issue PDF Version How many drycleaners do you know who own their business and building? Some drycleaners may have thought they had an asset, only to find out that the building is contaminated and...

02 January 2009

Today’s Environmental Compliance Costs: Insurance Archeology for the Laundry Industry Written by David A. O’Neill, J.D., Director of Investigations, PolicyFind Published in Laundry Today Jan 2009 PDF Version An increasing number of laundries are striving to heighten their ‘green consciousness.’ Many go above and beyond what is necessary for them...

30 September 2008

Published in Fabricare The Magazine of Drycleaning & Laundry Institute Sep/Oct 2008 PDF Version Insurance archeology is the process of location and finding historical insurance policies that covered individuals and businesses. Historical insurance can be a huge benefit to drycleaners, as old policies can be used to pay for costs...

01 September 2008

By Neela Eyunni As Published in Law Week Colorado, Sept. 1, 2008, Vol. 6, No. 35 PDF Version DENVER—Archeologist David O’Neill meticulously sifts trough historical artifacts in an attempt to reconstruct the past, O’Neill, however, isn’t searching for fossils or prehistoric creatures. Instead, he’s looking for old insurance policies. O’Neill...

24 July 2008

Insurance Coverage and State Funds Published in Fabricare July/August 2008 PDF Version With more than 25 years of experience, Stephen Henshaw, President of EnviroForensics®, a national environmental engineering firm specializing in remediation for drycleaners, says that drycleaners in states with or without cleanup funds have viable solutions for finding dollars...

15 July 2008

Published in Wisconsin Fabricare Institute’s Impressions July/August 2008 issue PDF Version As most dry cleaners know, the deadline to enter sites into the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Fund (DERF) Program is quickly approaching. Simply stated, if soil and groundwater samples are not collected at your site and you have not...

01 October 2003

National Clothesline, October 2003 Steve Henshaw, President and CEO of EnviroForensics and Policy Find The bad news knocked Denver Cain for the proverbial loop. He only wanted to sell his drycleaning business in Indianapolis — The Washboard Laundry and Drycleaning — and retire in peace.  Instead, he was surprised to discover...

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