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TSA Touts Industry, Apprenticeships at Parliamentary Event


The Textile Services Association (TSA), the United Kingdom’s trade association dedicated to protecting, promoting and educating the textile care industry, recently hosted a reception at the House of Commons to highlight textile services contributions to the British economy and celebrate the launch of the TSA’s new apprenticeship program.

Bates Troy Employee Honored by NYSID


Bates Troy Inc., Binghamton, NY, employee Michael Kildare recently was recognized with a Joslin Award by New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) for his outstanding performance on Preferred Source contracts, according to a news release.

Mueller Rejoins Lavatec as VP of Engineering


Eric Mueller recently returned to Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, as vice president of engineering. Based in Cincinnati, Mueller reports directly to Lavatec President Mark Thrasher, according to a news release.

Antares, Calera Capital Join Forces to Acquire ImageFIRST


Antares recently announced that it served as joint lead arranger, and will act as an administrative agent, for a $138 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists by Calera Capital Partners. Antares is a private debt credit manager and provider of financing solutions for middle-market private equity-backed transactions, according to a news release.

Win-Win: Faultless, Feds Fuel Growth in St. Louis


Faultless Laundry Co. formally opened its new 83,000-square-foot laundry during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 30. The event drew 30-plus civic and company officials, vendor representatives, friends and family members to the new plant at 154 S. Trudeau St., on the southern edge of downtown St. Louis.