UniFirst Celebrates 17th Annual Founder’s Day


More than 250 UniFirst Corp. locations across North America and in Europe recently celebrated Founder’s Day in memory of company founder Aldo Croatti. On this day each year, the company’s 14,000-plus employee team partners take a break from their busy schedules and join together to honor the man who started the $1.6-billion uniform service and supply company on July 12, 1936, according to a news release.

Ecolab Gets EPA Backing against C. Difficile


Controlling the number one U.S. healthcare-associated infectious microorganism, C. difficile1, is an important public health issue for both the healthcare and commercial laundry industries. Despite the prevalence of this organism, prevention and containment pose numerous challenges as the spores can survive for weeks on a large variety of surfaces, including soft surfaces.

Potack Pens Letter on NYC Congestion Pricing


TRSA Chairman David Potack, president of Unitex, Elmsford, NY, recently wrote a letter to the editor on congestion pricing in New York City that was published in Crain’s New York Business. In the letter, Potack cautions against penalizing delivery trucks to ease the city’s traffic problems.

Montreal Bound: Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours


Benefit from networking and collaboration with industry leaders from across North America by attending TRSA’s Second Annual Canadian Production Summit and Plant Tours. Set for Sept. 11-13 at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montréal, Canada, this year TRSA is partnering with the Association des Locateurs de Linge du Quebec (ALLQ) to provide a robust agenda to enhance industry knowledge and skills.

Faultless Opens New St. Louis Plant


Faultless Healthcare Linen recently opened its new, state-of-the-art, 83,000-square-foot medical laundry plant in St. Louis. Located at 154 S. Trudeau, the facility replaces the company’s plant at 1615 N. 25th Street, which opened just six years ago, according to a news release.

In Other News this Week


Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Hygienically Clean: Food-Safety Professionals Support Certification


An overwhelming majority of visitors to TRSA’s exhibit at the recent International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) expo voiced support for a uniform service industry certification verifying laundry cleanliness – as opposed to laundry operators contracting with consultants or labs on their own to validate their hygiene practices.