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Scalise Takes on New Position at R.W. Martin

Jun 14, 2019

R.W. Martin Co. Inc., Kent, OH, recently announced the appointment of Steve Scalise to the position of acquisitions and inventory manager. In this new role, Scalise will oversee the purchase of pre-owned inventory and further develop strategic-management processes for current inventory, according to a news release.

Brower Joins Ellis as Sales Director of Water Solutions

Jun 14, 2019

Ellis Corp., Itasca, IL, recently announced the addition of Andy Brower as sales director of water solutions. With more than 15 years of water-treatment experience, Brower is a pivotal addition to both the sales team and to the greater Ellis Corp., augmenting the growing sales force with his industry knowledge, experience and expertise in fostering ongoing client relationships, according to a news release.

VEGA Systems Appoints Shaw as President of U.S. Division

Jun 14, 2019

VEGA Systems B.V. of Oss, the Netherlands, recently hired Jim (James) Shaw as president of its VEGA Systems USA division. Shaw is an industry veteran with decades of experience. Through the years, his previous positions with equipment manufacturers in the industry has been instrumental in both the development of equipment offerings and subsequent company’s growth, according to a news release.

Milliken & Co. to Acquire Polartec

Jun 14, 2019

TRSA associate member Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec LLC, a global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management LLC. The acquisition is expected to close in June. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, according to a news release.

TRSA Discusses Infrastructure and Environmental Issues with Blue Dog Democrats

Jun 13, 2019

TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci recently met with congressional members of the Blue Dog Coalition, an official caucus of 27 fiscally responsible Democrats dedicated to common-sense solutions, to educate them regarding the cost-effective, sustainable benefits of the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and to discuss fair, balanced business-oriented issues.

EMI’s First Year Class Full

Jun 12, 2019

The Year 1 class at TRSA’s Executive Management Institute is now sold out. Years 2, 3 and 4 still have slots open and TRSA is considering options for adding space to Year 1.

DC Event Hosts ‘Green Chemistry’ Awards

Jun 11, 2019

WSI recently was named as one of four winners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for the company’s TRUpath™ wash process. The June 10 awards program took place at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Tariff Threat on Mexican Goods Averted

Jun 7, 2019

A Friday agreement between Mexican and U.S. officials to beef up Mexico’s efforts to curb illegal immigration has enabled the two countries to avert the imposition of a 5% tariff on companies importing goods from Mexico, as President Donald Trump had called for, starting on Monday, June 10. Had the proposed tariffs taken effect, laundry operators and suppliers could have felt the impact in the form of higher costs for a range of goods, including workwear manufactured south of the border.

Marinho Gets Promoted at Girbau Industrial

Jun 7, 2019

Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently promoted Alessander Marinho to Girbau Industrial (GI) technical service field manager – North America. In his new role, he will oversee the on-site project management and technical support services required for the installation, commissioning and training of GI laundry equipment in North America, according to a news release.