Michael Hans Dreher, 72, the former president & CEO of Kannegiesser USA (renamed Kannegiesser ETECH after its 2017 merger with E-Tech Inc.), passed away on Oct. 8 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Cintas Corp. recently announced plans to shut down the processing of uniforms, floor mats and other products at its Granby, Quebec, facility by Jan. 2, 2020. The company will continue to provide service to its customers from the facility and has plans to grow the number of service employees, according to a news release.
TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci recently wrote an article on the importance of proper hygienic practices by laundry operators. The article, titled “Factoring Laundry Hygiene in Risk Reduction,” was published online by American Cleaning & Hygiene, a publication for executives in the commercial and industrial cleaning and hygiene industry.
In a time of rapid economic change – coupled with shifting attitudes toward the role of corporations in society – a number of companies in the last decade have distinguished themselves through new growth, a repositioning of their core businesses and robust financial performance. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review highlighted the “Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade.” Ecolab Inc. earned 16th place among a prestigious group of corporate innovators that includes Netflix (No.1), Amazon (No. 3), Nestle (No. 12) and Cisco (No. 15).
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve service and program management for members, TRSA recently named three entry-level managers to roles involved in conference planning, database maintenance and graphic design/communications projects. All three new hires served as TRSA interns before joining the association full-time.
Aramark Corp., Philadelphia, announced today that John J. Zillmer, a proven executive with a track record of driving market-leading business results, will return to the company as CEO, effective immediately. He also will become a member of the company’s board of directors, according to a news release.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and VF Corp. officials recently announced that the company will expand its footprint in West Tennessee. VF plans to expand its current workwear operations in Henning and locate a new manufacturing facility in Covington, investing nearly $7.5 million and creating over 220 new jobs, according to a news release.
Representatives from linen, uniform and facility services companies operating or servicing New York recently met to discuss legislative and regulatory issues impacting their businesses, as well as opportunities to increase engagement and value. While the focus was primarily on issues impacting New York, members tasked TRSA with developing a more “consistent” forum for gathering and sharing information regarding potential federal, state and local tax development and employment incentives, investment rebates, compliance and other opportunities to improve operations.
Aramark recently announced that it’s expanding its strategic relationship with Dickies, one of the largest providers of performance workwear, to provide customers with a wider assortment of premium Dickies apparel options for the industrial rental market, according to a news release.