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TRSA and ETSA Announce Reciprocal Memberships

TRSA, the largest North American textile services association, and the European Textile Services Association (ETSA), the largest European textile services association, recently announced an agreement to jointly offer access to their respective resources to improve the safety and performance of their member companies. Combined, the organizations serve the largest international, national and independent laundry operators and suppliers, providing a network for information sharing, research, benchmarking, professional development, advocacy, and industry news, trends and best practices.

“TRSA demonstrates our commitment to Stronger Together by increasing communications and information sharing between all textile services organizations,” said TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci. “We constantly seek to partner with associations and other organizations such as ETSA and their National Association members, as well as Universal-Unilink and others that support the expansion, protection and professionalization of the textile services community through networking and sharing best practices that improve safety and increase productivity.”

Robert Long, secretary general, ETSA, remarked that “by strengthening our cooperation and learning from each other, we can add even more value for membership. We can avoid ‘re-inventing the wheel.’ We can benefit mutually from our different trans-Atlantic perspectives … putting both organizations in a better position to promote the interests of textiles services - worldwide.”

TRSA has been participating and sharing information with ETSA and its National Associations for the past few years; this agreement formalizes the process and provides TRSA and ETSA membership reciprocal access to industry-specific resources for best practices, research, benchmarking, professional development and training, as well as online and print communications. Members should contact TRSA and ETSA for access to the www.TRSA.org and www.textile-services.eu online resources.