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A Matter of Interpretation – DOL Fines FL Operator

Apr 19, 2019

In a cautionary tale for launderers nationwide, a Florida hospitality operator, Miami-based Crown Linen LLC, recently was cited for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for employing supervisors and an assistant chief engineer at its Orlando plant as salaried staff, when an inspector determined that they were – in her view – misclassified hourly employees.

Production Summit Features Brim, NTHCL Tours

Apr 18, 2019

TRSA recently wrapped up a two-day Production Summit & Plant Tours program in Dallas. The first day featured educational content and networking with industry peers, with a pair of plant tours to close the event’s final day.

Unitex Breaks Ground on New Plants in Lawrence, MA

Apr 18, 2019

Currently operating 11 laundry processing facilities and one garment warehouse in the Northeast, Unitex, Elmsford, NY, recently announced that it’s expanding into Massachusetts, where the company is breaking ground on its 12th and 13th plants in Lawrence, according to a news release.

‘The Floor Mat King’: Longtime RSR Retires at CITY

Apr 18, 2019

Marc Kane recently retired after 37 years as a route service representative (RSR) for CITY Laundering Co., Oelwein, IA. Kane started with CITY on Sept. 7, 1982, and serviced clients in Hiawatha, Marion and the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, regions, according to a news release.

Ecotex President Selected for Elite Biz School Program

Apr 18, 2019

Successful business leaders from across Canada will take part in an intensive program at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. One of the participants selected for this program is Bryan Bartsch, president of Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, according to a news release.

Four TRSA Members Make ‘100 Most Sustainable’ List

Apr 12, 2019

Two TRSA member laundry operators, Cintas and UniFirst corporations, plus two associate members, Ecolab Inc. and VF Corp., recently were named to Barron’s magazine’s list of the “100 Most Sustainable U.S. companies,” according to a Feb. 8 article in that publication.

‘Blessings in Backpacks’ – Alsco Aids NC Food Drive

Apr 12, 2019

Elementary schoolchildren in Charlotte, NC, are benefiting from a collaborative program between the local Alsco Inc. branch and a religious organization that have co-sponsored a food drive so that children won’t go hungry during school breaks or on weekends, according to news reports.

U of MI Healthcare Laundry Signs onto Detroit Co-Op

Apr 12, 2019

The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents recently approved a new multimillion bus center on a location now occupied by the UM laundry Building. That move has necessitated a shutdown of the laundry. As an alternative, university officials have decided to team up with a healthcare co-op laundry in Detroit to process 11 million lbs. of textiles from the Michigan Medicine center, according to news reports.