Company Information and History

PROS was founded in June of 1988 By Barry Victor and Jerry Corwin. PROS is dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive inventory of replacement parts for drycleaning machines. PROS first location, in downtown Minneapolis, was the Ford Center where we rented 1400 square feet of office/warehouse space.

PROS grew quickly and so Theresa Horan joined the company in November of 1988 and is now controller at PROS. PROS continued to add inventory and staff in late 80's.

In 1990 PROS developed the "Refrigerator" to convert open (non-refrigerated ) systems to closed 4th generation refrigerated systems. PROS added to its product line with the introduction of a perk still in 1991. We now produce stills for use with both perc and hydrocarbon solvents in a variety of sizes and configurations.

John Corwin joined the company in May 1992 and his integrity, knowledge and service attitude helped PROS Parts to become the biggest and best drycleaning machine parts supplier in United States.

On August 26, 1993, PROS moved to 13,000 square feet space in Minneapolis. At this location we further expanded our product line to include rebuilt Vic drycleaning machinery.

With our experience in re-manufacturing, PROS developed our own Dry-cleaning machines called "VECTRA". The VECTRA series used all the most modern technology along with the best of the time proven techniques. The Vectra Series was produced in both perc and hydrocarbon solvent versions.

On January 1, 2005 PROS moved to our own building in Blaine, Minnesota. This move allowed us to develop our own space and re-design the warehouse.

PROS will continue to strive to be the best parts supplier manufacturer in the drycleaning industry. We hope you will give us a try and find out for yourself the advantages of working with the PROS.