New Germ-Fighting Healthcare Textiles Now Available


A team of two companies recently announced the availability of a new line of textile items for use in healthcare settings that will rely on the power of hypochlorite-based bleach to reduce the threat of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), according to a news release.

Former IIL Leader, EMI Co-Founder Passes On


One of the industrial laundry industry’s most highly regarded leaders, Gerald L. Stempler, 87, the retired CEO of Textilease Corp., passed away on Nov. 19 after an illness. Stempler emphasized the importance of seeking input from employees at a time when most companies favored a top-down structure, according to industry sources.

TRSA and MTSA Partner on Safety & Certification Programs


TRSA, the linen, uniform and facility services association, recently partnered with the Midwest Textile Services Association (MTSA) for a morning of safety and certification programs, followed by an afternoon of networking at Topgolf in Naperville, IL. TRSA helped develop the program as an effort to form a more cooperative relationship with regional textile services associations.

F&B Trends: Healthy Growth Amid HR, M&A Challenges


Growth across the various segments of the restaurant business points to a thriving industry. A recent report by Technomic, a leading foodservice industry research and consulting firm, indicates most will grow about as quickly in 2019 as they did in 2018, with some expanding faster. For linen, uniform and facility services, however, it may be more important to increase revenue per stop.

Young Executives Gather for Workshop and Networking


Nearly 20 next-generation leaders recently participated in TRSA’s Young Executives Workshop at The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook, IL, west of downtown Chicago. The interactive Family Business Success Factors and Paradoxes workshop generated dialogue around the contradictory nature of family businesses. It focused on best practices to aid multigenerational family members and nonfamily members in leveraging these contradictions for success.