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TRSA in the News

TRSA monitors business and consumer media to identify and meet editors’ needs for information on uniforms, linens, other textile products and our industry’s associated services. Through discussion of our industry’s best practices as well as TRSA certifications, research, advocacy and other programs, we explain how linen and uniform supply improves customers’ bottom lines. Publicity enables TRSA to communicate directly with textile services’ decision-makers through media serving their industries.


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Overtime Exemption Rule Changes, American Laundry News, September 6, 2016
Laundry Regulation Bill Gathers Steam in City Council, Crain’s New York Business, June 18, 2015
Commercial Laundry Regulation in NYC?, Laundry Ledger, May 16, 2015


Ameripride Bags TRSA Awards for Safety & Environment, Environmental News Today, October 21, 2014
Accolades, Twin Cities Business, October 14, 2014
Waldman Named TRSA Chairman, The Journal Record, October 8, 2014


TRSA Compensation Report, Laundry Ledger, February 3, 2016

Clean Green Certification


Consumer/Customer Research

TRSA - Uniforms Preferred, Laundry Ledger, April 17, 2015

Food & Beverage

7 Questions To Ask Your Laundry Service Provider, ConServe National Restaurant Association, August 19, 2015
Clean Living: Selecting a Sustainable Laundry Partner, ConServe National Restaurant Association, January 22, 2015


New Measure Impacting Commercial Laundries in New York City Takes Effect January 31, Textile World Magazine, January 25, 2017

ImageFIRST Detroit Announces Relaunch of Complimentary Guide on How Medical Facilities Can Ensure Clean and Safe Laundry, Satellite PR News, January 25, 2017

Healthcare Laundry Community Gathers to Discuss Trends, Best Practices and InnovationsAmerican Laundry News, January 3, 2017

Healthcare Laundry Community Gathers to Discuss Trends, Laundry and Cleaning News International, December 15, 2016

Hospital Laundry Group Disputes C. difficile Danger, MD Magazine All Specialties, December 14, 2016

TRSA: C. diff Study of Hospital Laundry Exaggerates Contamination Risk to Laundry Employees,
Healthcare Facilities Today, December 20, 2016
Textile World, December 7, 2016

Clinician-Turned-TV-Journalist Highlights TRSA Healthcare Conference Agenda, Textile World, September 15, 2016

TRSA's Enhanced Exchange Cart Best Practices, Laundry Ledger, June 10, 2016

Healthcare Facilities Moving to Microfiber Flat-Mop Systems, American Laundry News, June 9, 2016

Industry Benefiting from Laundry's Growing Importance in Healthcare, Healthcare Facilities Today, February 16, 2016

Laundry's Growing Importance to Health Care Industry Is Paying Off in Big Way, New Jersey Business, February 10, 2016

TRSA Best Practices Video, Laundry Ledger, December 18, 2015

Training Video Offers Best Practices for Handling Soiled Linen, Infection Control Today, December 3, 2015

         News & Notes, Outpatient Surgery, May 18, 2015

Linen Loss: The $840 Million Elephant in Your Rooms, McKnight’s, September 10, 2014
A Deadly Fungus and Questions at a Hospital, The New York Times, April 28, 2014


Building a Green Supply Chain for Hotels, Lodging Magazine, May 23, 2017         

The Economics of Off-Premise Laundry, Lodging Magazine, April 25, 2017

Outsourced Hotel Laundries: The Value of Certification, March 28, 2017

Watching Your Laundry Workers' Backs, Hotel Management, February 16, 2016

How to Save, and Waste, in the Laundry Room, Hotel Management, February 12, 2016

Green Machines: The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Laundries,Hotel Business Review


Hygienically Clean Certification

Charleston Laundry Earns State's Food Safety Certification, Equities, September 10, 2017

Consider Linen as Part of the Food Safety Supply Chain, Catersource, May 8, 2017

Surprise Inspection finds Improper Care of Linens at UPMC Shadyside, Tribune-Review, April 7, 2017

Op-ed: Commercial Laundries Serve Hospitals Safely and Effectively, March 20, 2017

Twelfth Crothall Laundry Earns HCH Certification, Laundry and Cleaning News, March 1, 2017

Hygienically Clean hosts users group teleconference to share resources and information regarding the UPMC mold caseHealthcare Purchasing News, February 20, 2017

C. diff transmission via soiled linen, Healthcare Purchasing News, February 20, 2017

Hygiencially Clean Helps Launch APIC Online Infection Prevention Resource, Textile World, February 13, 2017

Agencies Reject Report Linking Linens to Deaths, Laundry and Cleaning News International, February 3, 2017

Increased Validation for Healthcare StandardLaundry and Cleaning News International, January 6, 2017

Two More UniFirst Plants Earn Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification, Textile World Magazine, January 3, 2017

Hygienically Clean Healthcare Users Group Convenes at Healthcare Conference, Textile World, December 20, 2016

Huebsch Services Receives Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification
Leader-Telegram, December 18, 2016
News On 6, December 12, 2016

Hygienically Clean Healthcare Advisory Enhances Standard, Incerases Inspections and Gathering Sample Surface Testing Results, Textile World, December 16, 2016

Hygienically Clean Certifications Set Record Pace in November, American Laundry News, December 15, 2016

Washington-Based Linen Company Earns TRSA's First HygienicallyClean Food Service Certification, American Laundry News, October 26, 2016

TRSA Considers Hygiene Certification Revisions, American Laundry News, August 31, 2016

Healthcare Laundry Self-Regulation Goes Under the Microscope, American Laundry News, August 25, 2016

UniFirst's Stockton, Calif. Facility Earns TRSA Hygienically Clean Certification, Textile World, May 17, 2016

TRSA Refines Language in Healthcare Certification Program Regarding Use of Exchange Carts, Infection Control Today, May 6, 2016

TRSA Adds Hygienically Clean Certification (Food Service), Laundry Ledger, February 3, 2016

Hygienically Clean Food Service Certifications Now Available for Launderers, CleanLink, February 6, 2016

TRSA Adds Hygienically Clean Food Service Certification, Laundry Ledger, February 3, 2016

Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification Earns AORN Seal of Recognition

         BioPortfolio, November 9, 2015
         Health Technology Net, November 9, 2015
         Healthcare Industry Today, November 9, 2015
         Healthcare Facilities Today, November 2, 2015
         Infection Control Today, October 30, 2015

Hygienically Clean, Laundry Ledger, January 29, 2015


How Reusable Shop Towels Contribute to a Greener Fleet, Vehicle Service Pros, April 9, 2015

Are Reusable Shop Towels Dangerous to Workers? Vehicle Service Pros, February 10, 2015


California Laundry Revamps Facility (TRSA European Laundry Tour), American Laundry News, September 8, 2016
TRSA & ETSA Announcement, Laundry Ledger, April 6, 2016


February Production Summit Agenda Features Tours of 2-Year-Old Plants, Textile World, November 3, 2016

Disaster Planning/Recovery Sessions Top TRSA Production Summit Agenda, Laundry Ledger, August 31, 2016

Professional Development

Supply Cbain, Peer Relationships Thrive at TRSA Annual Conference, Textile World, September 23, 2016

Laundry in Transition: Continuity in Family Business, American Laundry News, September 15, 2016

MMI Plant Tours, Panel Sessions to Fuel Custom Solutions for Attendees' Workplaces, Textile World, August 3, 2016

Encouraging Women to Advance and Thirve in Textile Services, American Laundry News, July 14, 2016

TRSA's EMI, Annual Conference to Incorporate Changes, American Laundry News, July 5, 2016

TRSA New Conference Format, Laundry Ledger, April 21, 2016

TRSA and Universal Unilink Announce Partnership, Laundry Ledger, March 16, 2016

Safety, Laundry Workplace

TRSA’s National Safety Survey, Laundry Ledger, May 28, 2015
TRSA’s National Safety Survey, The Laundry Ledger, May 28, 2015

Shop Towel Research

Are Reusable Shop Towels Dangerous to Workers? Fleet Maintenance, February 10, 2015

Scientific Journal Publishes TRSA Shop Towel Study, Cleaner & Launderer, November 28, 2014
Study: Laundered Shop Towels Pose No Health Risk, Tire Business, November 10, 2014
Do Shop Rags Pose Health Hazards?,, October 11, 2014
Independent Study Confirms Safety of Shop Towels, Engine Builder Magazine, August 28, 2014
Independent Study Confirms Safety of Reusable Shop Towels,, August 29, 2014 


Go Green, Save Green: Sustainable Laundry Operations, Facility Executive, April 19, 2016

Adapting to Drought, Longtime Sacramento Linen Cleaning Business Cuts Water UseSacramento Bee, April 9, 201

Clean and Green: Superior Linen Evolves with the Times, The Journal Record, November 3, 2014
New Study Shows Reusable Textiles Benefit to Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Facilities Today, September 15, 2014
Study Shows Commercial Textiles More Sustainable than Disposables, Professional Carwashing and Detailing, August 26, 2014