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Dempsey Celebrates 60th Anniversary in 2019

Feb 8, 2019

TRSA operator member Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply Inc., Jessup, PA, is celebrating its 60th year in business this year, and recently took a look back at the milestones that the company has reached in a blog post.

WTSC, ITSA Discussed at National Associations Meeting

Feb 8, 2019

The European Textile Services Association (ETSA) recently held its National Associations meeting in Rome. More than a dozen association executives representing the linen, uniform and facility services, as well as the dry cleaning, industries in Belgium (FBT), France (Geist), Germany (DTV), Italy (Assosistema), Sweden (Sveriges Tvätteriförbund), Switzerland (VTS), the United Kingdom (TSA) and the United States (TRSA) participated.

EVI Acquires PAC Industries

Feb 8, 2019

EVI Industries Inc., Miami, recently completed its acquisition of TRSA associate member PAC Industries Inc., Harrisburg, PA. EVI acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of PAC Industries for $12.85 million, of which $6.4 million was paid in cash, $6.25 million in EVI common stock and $200,000 in an assumed subordinated note, according to a news release.

UK Launderers’ Association Names New Chief

Feb 7, 2019

The board of directors of the Textile Services Association (TSA), the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading laundry and textile care trade group, recently named laundry veteran and TSA board member David Stevens as its new chief executive, according to a news release.

Longtime Ozone System Supplier Passes On

Feb 7, 2019

Jack Reiff, 85, an industry veteran who for many years specialized in providing ozone systems for laundries under the brand name, WET-TECH, recently passed away after an illness, according to a local news report.

Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service of Kelowna, BC Earns Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification

Feb 1, 2019

Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada, has earned the Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification, reflecting their commitment to best management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by on-site inspection and their capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing. Ecotex has provided laundry and linen management services to hospitals and other medical facilities for more than 30 years. Other Ecotex laundries that carry the certification are located in Albuquerque, NM; Oklahoma City, OK and Tacoma, WA in the United States, and in Canada, Abbotsford, BC, and Mississauga, Ontario.

Mountville Mills Europe Acquires Bartex

Feb 1, 2019

Mountville Mills, a global leader in commercial floor mat manufacturing, recently acquired Bartex NV, a leader in dust control mat manufacturing for linen, uniform and facility services companies in Europe, according to a news release.