Alsco Supports Career Training for Military Vets


When veterans return home, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out what’s next for a career. NS2 Serves helps post-9/11 U.S. military service veterans and reservists (including disabled veterans) answer this question. The Alsco branch in Alexandria, VA, recently supported NS2 Serves’ work with a donation, according to a news release.

DOL Cites Crothall for Discrimination


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently cited a Crothall Laundry Services plant in Rome, GA, with violations that alleged systematic hiring discrimination, according to news reports.

Charismatic Congressman-Elect Briefs Fly-In Attendees


As a retired Air Force officer, the one-time owner of two intelligence-related consulting businesses and the current proprietor of a distillery, U.S. Rep.-elect Denver Riggleman (R-VA) may not fit the mold of a career politician. But with his laid-back style and lively wit, he was more than happy to weigh in on a range of issues – from regulatory reform to immigration and healthcare – that impact the people of his central Virginia district, which stretches from the Washington, DC, suburbs to the North Carolina border.

Clean Show Sold to Messe Frankfurt


Messe Frankfurt, an international trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, recently finalized a deal with the Clean Show Executive Committee (CEC) to purchase the Clean Show, the largest trade fair for linen, uniform and facility services in the Western Hemisphere. As part of the deal, TRSA, the association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and its four association partners will maintain their close involvement with the biennial Clean Show.

Healthcare CEOs Review Threats, Trends & Opportunities


A group of nearly 30 CEOs and senior executives representing linen, uniform, garment and facility services companies serving the healthcare sector discussed market trends including managing changing customer relationships and expectations, healthcare consolidation, linen utilization and loss, reusables vs. disposables, expanding the market and automation. The TRSA CEO/Executive Roundtable was held prior to TRSA’s 7th Annual Healthcare Conference last week in Charlotte, NC, which attracted nearly 200 healthcare market leaders and suppliers.

TRSA Awards: Submit Your Nominations Now!


TRSA’s company awards program providing industrywide recognition of members’ exemplary business practices is becoming more inclusive, providing for multiple winners in each award category and adding an honor for associate members in each. Operator (laundry) and associate (supplier) members are encouraged to review these categories to nominate their companies and industry colleagues for the honors, to be presented at TRSA’s Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 27-28, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Transplant/Cancer Center Research Validates Hygienically Clean Certification


“How Clean Is the Linen at My Hospital?”, a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, validated TRSA’s approach to curbing pathogens on laundered healthcare linens (HCLs). The research acknowledged the value of requiring Hygienically Clean Healthcare certified laundries to routinely test clean linens for microbiological content.

NATSO Alliance Forms to Facilitate Information Sharing, Research


Based on TRSA’s experience as an active participant in the European Textile Services Association (ETSA) National Associations group and as the organization most likely to get engaged in state and federal legislation and regulation, TRSA has taken the lead on coordinating a North American Textile Services Organization (NATSO) to address common issues impacting the linen, uniform and facility services industry. Nearly 15 organizations’ senior staff and elected officials were invited, with the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA), Association for Linen Management (ALM), CSC Network, Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) and Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) participating on the initial teleconference.