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Prod. Summit, MMI Attendees Tour Philly Uniform Plants


TRSA recently held its fall Production Summit & Plant Tours program, in conjunction with its annual Maintenance Management Institute (MMI), in Philadelphia. The two-day Production Summit took place on Sept. 25-26, with MMI running from Sept. 26-28. The two programs combined for a pair of plant tours on the morning of Sept. 26.

TRSA Succeeds at Reforming California Title 22


TRSA’s efforts to reform California’s Title 22 code, which regulates the laundering of healthcare linen, took the final step to passage when California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the legislation into law. Gov. Brown signed the bill on Sept. 20.

SanMar Donates $126K to Children’s Charity


SanMar Corp., a supplier of apparel and accessories for linen, uniform and facility services companies, recently worked with the Why Not You Foundation on an agreement to donate $126,100 to Friends of the Children, a national organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty among at-risk youth.

Ohio Operator Aids TRSA Congressional Outreach


Rentwear, Canton, OH, recently hosted U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) on a plant tour to give him an in-depth look at the operations of an industrial laundry. The tour emanated from a meeting that TRSA staff had with Rep. Gibbs in Washington, DC. Gibbs remembered meeting TRSA leadership a TRSAPAC Fly-In two years ago.

White Conveyors Chairman/CEO Passes On


Bernard “Bernie” Speckhart, the longtime chairman and CEO of White Conveyors Inc. recently passed away after dedicating 64 years to the family business, according to a news release. In that time, he oversaw numerous patented conveyor-design innovations, as well as the installation of more than 100,000 conveyors in the U.S. and worldwide.

Penn Emblem Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness


TRSA associate member Penn Emblem Co., Trevose, PA, recently announced that it’s raising money for the Fox Chase Cancer Center through an exclusive line of Breast Cancer Awareness accessories. The charitable cause coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, bringing attention to the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, according to a news release.