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Cintas Mason, OH, Facility Gets Highest Zero-Waste Certification

03/22/2019

Cintas Corp. recently announced that its distribution center in Mason, OH, has achieved Platinum status under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero-waste goals, while becoming more resource efficient.

Clean ’19: Roaring into a New Era

03/22/2019

The Clean Show, a biennial trade extravaganza co-sponsored by TRSA and four other associations, is on track for another spectacular exhibition with its June 20-23 program at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

EDRO Appoints Futcher as New CEO

03/22/2019

The EDRO Corp., East Berlin, CT, board of directors recently announced that Edward Kirejczyk, president, and Caroline Wojcicki, vice president of finance, are no longer with the company. In order to ensure continuity moving forward, Joseph Futcher has been appointed as the company’s CEO to lead the new management team, according to a news release.

UniFirst’s First Aid & Safety Division Unveils New HQ

03/22/2019

Green Guard First Aid & Safety, a division of UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently held a grand opening for a new 55,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in St. Louis. The new facility doubles the size of the previous operation and has added 11 new jobs, according to a news release. The headquarters was designed to help accommodate a growing demand for first aid and safety products, as well as customized services nationwide, the release said.

Uniform Rental Bill Moves Closer to Final Vote

03/22/2019

TRSA recently made progress in passing legislation that would benefit uniform rental providers in the state of Indiana. The bill, SB 99, which would allow for the rental of uniforms to be deducted from a worker’s paycheck, recently was cleared by the Indiana State Assembly Committee on Employment Labor and Pensions. Since SB 99 has already been passed by the Indiana State Senate, all that is needed is an Assembly vote and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s (R) signature to become law.

CleanTex Services’ Trenton Laundry Renews Hygienically Clean Commitment

03/22/2019

CleanTex Services, a NewJersey-based, family-owned healthcare launderer has recently been re-certified Hygienically Clean for Healthcare for its Trenton, NJ laundry, reflecting their ongoing 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. CleanTex Services serves customers in NY, NJ, PA and CT. Originally certified in December 2015, this renewal certification confirms the organization’s continuing dedication to infection prevention, compliance with recognized industry standards and processing healthcare textiles using BMPs as described in its quality assurance documentation, a focal point for Hygienically Clean inspectors’ evaluation.

80th Anniversary: Division Honored by Texas State Senate

03/15/2019

Division Laundry & Cleaners Inc., San Antonio, recently was recognized on the floor of the Texas State Senate in Austin for the company’s 80th anniversary. The ceremony included a mention of how Division overcame a devastating fire in 2001 that nearly put the healthcare and hospitality laundry out of business.

Marquette Elevated to President at Lapauw USA

03/15/2019

TRSA associate member Lapauw USA LLC, Park City, UT, recently announced that J.B. Marquette has been named vice president of the company and will become president of Lapauw USA effective June 1. Marquette will succeed David Bernstein, who resigns as president of the company effective May 31, so that he may pursue his desire to return to industry consulting and the formation of a new consulting firm.

Bernstein Launches Laundry Consulting Firm

03/15/2019

David Bernstein recently launched a new consulting firm, Propeller Solutions Group LLC, Park City, UT, offering services primarily to the laundry industry. Bernstein is returning to consulting after a five-year hiatus. During this time, he established and led Lapauw USA. The new firm will begin offering services immediately.

Paris Cos. Achieves Hygienically Clean Healthcare for Ravenna Laundry

03/15/2019

Paris Cos., a family-owned uniform, healthcare and hospital linen supplier headquartered in DuBois, PA has earned the Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification for its Ravenna, OH laundry. Achieving this certification reflects 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. Paris Cos. serves customers in PA, NY, Ohio, and West Virginia. Their DuBois facility achieved the Hygienically Clean certification in 2017.