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Schwalb Touts TRSA Initiatives at EXPOdetergo


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.

Lapauw and Montanari Announce Partnership


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.

Magic Laundry Taps Acton as VP


Magic Laundry Services Inc. (MLS), Los Angeles, recently named Cory Acton, a third-generation laundry industry professional, as vice president of operations for MLS, according to a news release.

Unitex Hosts Concert at Children’s Hospital


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.

McCurdy Wins Region in Entrepreneur Competition


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: Reflections of a ‘Go-To Guy’


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.