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In Other News this Week


Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

TRSA Webinar Provides Government Relations Updates


TRSA recently held a live webinar titled “TRSA Advocacy Efforts and Policy Update” to discuss federal and state legislative and regulatory issues, how they impact the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and provide updates on TRSA’s efforts to advocate on behalf of the industry at both the state and federal levels.

Flattem Returns to Healthcare Sales at MIP


TRSA associate member MIP Inc., Montreal, recently added Dave Flattem to its U.S. sales team. Flattem joins the MIP staff as a sales consultant, and will be responsible for business development in the Midwest United States, as well as special projects as required, according to a news release.

TX Lawmaker Recognizes Division Laundry on House Floor


In a second recognition ceremony by the Texas state legislature in recent weeks, Division Laundry & Cleaners Inc. of San Antonio was saluted on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives by their local state representative, who praised the company as a large and successful minority-owned enterprise that’s now marking its 80th anniversary.

Get “The Dirt” on the New TRSA e-Learning Opportunity


Regardless of market, every laundry’s quality-assurance process begins with a good understanding of the importance of properly sorting their soiled linens, garments, uniforms and other reusable textiles. Put employees on the right track with consistent training via TRSA’s newest e-learning opportunity, Soil Sort.

Uniform Rental Bill Signed by Indiana Governor


Legislation introduced on behalf of TRSA recently passed both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly and has been signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R). The new law allows for employers to deduct the cost of uniform rental from an employees’ paycheck. The law goes into effect on July 1.