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Roundtable Discussion: Hospitality Market Trends

Feb 22, 2019

TRSA hosted a Hospitality CEO/Executive Roundtable on the eve of its inaugural Hospitality Conference at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. Attended by nearly 30 linen, uniform and facility services operators, the roundtable provided a forum for these high-ranking officials to discuss the latest trends affecting the hospitality industry.

Plant Tours, Panels Highlight Inaugural Hospitality Conf.

Feb 22, 2019

TRSA hosted its inaugural Hospitality Conference on Feb. 20-21 at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The two-day conference was attended by nearly 150 linen, uniform and facility services industry executives, and featured education, networking events and plant tours specifically tailored to hospitality operators and suppliers serving this growing market.

Sigmatex-Lanier Adds to Sales Team

Feb 22, 2019

Sigmatex–Lanier Textiles, New York, recently hired Tiffany Henry as a sales executive. Henry joins Sigmatex-Lanier from Streamline Solutions, where she serviced accounts spanning the United States and Canada, according to a news release.

OSHA Recognizes Cintas in Springdale, AR, for Safety

Feb 22, 2019

Cintas Corp.’s Springdale, AR, location recently received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The announcement took place during a special ceremony at the Cintas’ facility at 580 North Monitor Road in Springdale, according to news reports.

ARCO/Murray Breaks Ground on New Hospitality Laundry

Feb 22, 2019

TRSA associate member ARCO/Murray, Downers Grove, IL, recently broke ground on a 35,000-square-foot hospitality laundry build-out for Westgate Resorts in Orlando, FL. Construction began in December 2018 and will finish in April. The new facility will replace two older on-premise laundries, and provide improved productivity and additional capacity for future growth, according to a news release.

Elis Acquires Carpeting Entrémattor in Sweden

Feb 22, 2019

Elis, an international provider of textile, hygiene and facility services based in Saint-Cloud, France, recently announced an agreement to acquire 100% of Carpeting Entrémattor i Stockholm AB (Carpeting Entrémattor) in Sweden. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory conditions and is expected to occur before the end of the first quarter of 2019, according to a news release.

Texas Tax Reform Push – Feb. 21 Conference Call Set

Feb 15, 2019

TRSA is leading an effort on behalf of commercial laundries to amend the Texas franchise tax to include uniform and linen rental companies. If TRSA wins this battle it will save operators money by lowering the industry’s franchise tax rate from .75% to .35%.

Clarus Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Feb 15, 2019

Clarus Linen Systems, Buffalo, NY, recently filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Law, according to news reports. Chapter 11 allows a company to reorganize under the court’s supervision while being protected from creditors.

Cintas, Marriott Team Up on Garment Recycling

Feb 15, 2019

Cintas Corp. recently announced a new garment program with JW Marriott hotels that includes an apparel collection that employees across 51 properties will wear. In addition, when those garments are ready for retirement, those properties that are in the U.S. also will participate in an effort to recycle that clothing through a program managed by Cintas.