TRSA Vice President of Government Relations Kevin Schwalb recently gave an update to the international linen, uniform and facility services community on initiatives TRSA is working on to benefit the industry worldwide. Schwalb’s speech was part of the European Textile Services Association’s (ETSA) International Information Session at EXPOdetergo 2018 in Milan.
TRSA recently held its Annual Membership Meeting on the final morning of its Annual Conference & Exchange at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA. The new chair of the association and several board members were sworn in at the meeting.
Lapauw International N.V., Kortrijk, Belgium, recently revealed at the EXPOdetergo International trade show in Milan that the company has signed a long-term agreement with Montanari for the production and distribution of linen transport systems, according to a news release.
After sponsoring a summer concert series with various nursing homes and senior assisted living facilities across New York City, the team at Unitex, Elmsford, NY, partnered with St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, NY, to bring music, dancing and entertainment to patients. Unitex designed this concert series with healing and hope in mind, looking to bring the power of music to everyone, according to a news release.
Linda McCurdy, president and CEO of K-Bro Linen Systems Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently was named a regional winner in the Canadian EY Entrepreneur of the Year® program, according to a news release from the awards program sponsored by the Ernst & Young accounting firm. She’ll now compete as a finalist for national honors in Canada.
Steve Larson, Alsco Inc.’s longtime vice president for its North American Division, emphasized the value of building industry knowledge as he accepted TRSA’s highest honor for a laundry executive, the Operator Lifetime Achievement Award, on Oct. 17. Larson addressed a crowd of more than 200 operators, supplier executives, family members and guests who gathered for an awards dinner during TRSA’s 105th Annual Conference & Exchange at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA.
TRSA said today that a study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology painted an unnecessarily alarming picture regarding the risk of C. difficile contamination from hospital linens and potential infectious outbreaks.