TRSA Holds HR, Safety Summits in St. Louis

May 18, 2018

TRSA recently hosted the seventh annual Safety Summit, with more than 70 participants sharing best practices and receiving advice from safety professionals in other industries to further decrease workplace risks in large-scale laundries. The association also held its second annual Workforce Management Summit the previous day at the same venue.

R.W. Martin Recognized for Workplace Safety

May 18, 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, R.W. Martin Co., Kent, OH, has been recognized for its efforts to prevent workplace accidents and injuries by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The award was presented at the Portage County Safety Council’s annual awards meeting on May 10, and it recognizes the company’s perfect safety record for 2017.

Lyday Joins Lavatec as a Sales Support Engineer

May 18, 2018

TRSA associate member Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, recently announced that David Lyday joined its staff as a sales support engineer. A laundry industry veteran for more than 30 years, he will be primarily responsible for supporting field sales operations and providing project engineering services. He reports to Keith Ware, Lavatec’s vice president of sales.

M&B Marks 75th Anniversary and a 12-Year Safety Record

May 17, 2018

The team at M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL, has much to be excited about this year. Now celebrating their company’s 75th anniversary, the M&B staff and management recently learned that the Alabama Department of Labor and Manufacture Alabama also have recognized M&B for its exemplary safety record. Specifically, M&B Hangers has gone 12 consecutive years without a lost-time accident.

ARCO/Murray Completes Healthcare Laundry

May 17, 2018

ARCO/Murray, Downers Grove, IL, recently completed a 14,400-square-foot build-to-suit healthcare laundry for Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, MO, according to a news release. ARCO/Murray provided a complete design-build solution, including laundry facility layout, architectural and engineering design, permitting, construction and final equipment connections.

Mission Linen Receives ‘Stevie Award’ for Biz Excellence

May 17, 2018

Mission Linen Supply, Santa Barbara, CA, recently announced that it was recognized with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the 2018 American Business Awards® category for large companies offering business and professional services, according to a news release. The competition drew more than 3,700 entrants in a variety of categories.

Retired Tingue Exec Passes On

May 15, 2018

Tyrus (Ty) Raymond Acton Sr., 89, passed away on April 26. Acton began his laundry industry career working for Morris and Eckels. He joined Tingue, Brown & Co. in 1962 as a sales representative. Later, he became a regional manager before retiring in 1995.

TRSA’s California Title 22 Reform Bill Passed Unanimously

May 11, 2018

TRSA’s efforts to reform California’s Title 22 rule, which regulates the laundering of healthcare linen, recently took a huge step forward when the California State Assembly approved the measure by unanimous vote.  AB 2679, authored by Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), directs the California Department of Health to reform the outdated prescriptive method of laundering healthcare linens to include more modern, effective and efficient methods.

Hygienically Clean: TRSA Launches e-Learning Course

May 11, 2018

TRSA will roll out a qualitative building block for members with the May 14 introduction of its new e-Learning course, Producing Hygienically Clean Textiles. Both current Hygienically Clean certified plants and those yet to be certified will benefit from employees who will demonstrate commitment to clearly understanding the basic requirements and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for processing hygienically clean textiles, and their roles in the hygienically clean process.