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<i>Entrepreneur</i> magazine names CRDN to 'Franchise 500'

January 4, 2011
BERKLEY, MI — The Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN), an international organization of textile restoration specialists serving the insurance industry, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine''s 32nd Annual "Franchise 500" list for the fifth year in a row, according to a press release.
With an overall ranking of 354 for 2010, CRDN is part of Entrepreneur''s annual list that recognizes growth-oriented franchises based on objective, quantifiable measurements, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system, the release stated.
"During a challenging economic time that has taken its toll on retail drycleaning, CRDN''s focus on insurance restoration services has enabled our members to realize meaningful business growth from coast to coast," said Wayne Wudyka, CRDN''s founder and chief executive officer (CEO).
"CRDN''s success has resulted from ongoing education of the insurance industry about the cost-effectiveness of restoring damaged textiles instead of replacing them," Wudyka noted.
"We are extremely proud of this latest acknowledgement of CRDN''s growth and success," Wudyka said.
"The recognition by Entrepreneur for the fifth year in a row speaks volumes about the quality of our franchise partners as well as the need for our services and the increased importance of garment and textile restoration in the insurance claims process," Wudyka added.
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