Milliken Promotes Price, McAllister


Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently named Jeff Price executive vice president of operations for the company. Chad McAllister was named the successor to Price as president of Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles division, according to a news release.

Milnor Promotes Veteran Managers to VP Roles


During the 2019 Clean Show in New Orleans, Pellerin Milnor Corp. President and CEO James W. Pellerin announced the promotions of long‐term employees Ken Gaulter and Gary Lazarre to vice presidents, according to a news release.

St. Louis Boiler Explosion Cases Settle for Over $47 Million


More than two years after a massive boiler explosion occurred in the historic St. Louis neighborhood of Soulard, the parties have announced a settlement of all pending lawsuits, with the total amount coming to slightly more than $47 million, according to a news release from The Simon Law Firm P.C., one of several firms representing plaintiffs in the case.

Campus Laundry Closing Highlights Societal Shifts


Earlier this month we reported on Emerald Textiles’ new 84,000-square-foot healthcare laundry complex in Livingston, CA. This facility soon will begin processing up to 60 million lbs. of rental textiles annually for Northern California acute-care hospitals. Later this year, as part of this transition, a sister facility, Campus Laundry, located on the campus of Monterey Bay Academy, a Seventh Day Adventist high school in La Selva Beach, CA, will shift its production to another Emerald plant located about 106 miles northeast in Turlock, CA.

Aramark Launches New Eco-Friendly Apparel Line


Aramark recently launched an exclusive new WearGuard® Eco Collection for customers committed to minimizing their impact on the environment, according to a news release. The eco-conscious apparel is created with recycled fiber blends, including traditional recycled polyester, oyster shell polyester and REPREVE® performance fiber manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

CITY Laundering of Iowa Achieves Clean Green Certification


CITY Laundering Co., a multi-generation, family-owned industrial laundry serving the Midwest region of the United States for more than a century, has been certified Clean Green. This certification reflects the company’s dedication to operational efficiency and sustainability. Linen, uniform and facility services companies receive this distinction by adhering to TRSA-designated water and energy use thresholds and deploying best management practices (BMPs) consistent with the ASTM International environmental laundering standard.

Put TRSA on Your Resume: Present at an Event in 2020


Do you have an idea or best practice from your business that you want to share with the who’s who of the linen, uniform and facility services industry? TRSA is looking for qualified industry speakers for its 2020 professional-development events. If you have experience in plant management, production, safety, human resources, marketing, sales or service, and feel you can deliver a timely, in-depth presentation that will engage, enlighten and help your colleagues, then TRSA wants you.

ARCO/Murray Completes Laundry for Crown Health Care


ARCO/Murray, Downers Grove, IL, recently completed an 86,500-square-foot healthcare laundry build-out for Crown Health Care in Lakeland, FL. The project was a complete design-build solution including architectural and engineering design, permitting, building modifications, process piping and electrical work, according to a news release.

Dempsey Acquires W.H. Linen


Dempsey Uniform & Linen of New Jersey LLC recently acquired the assets of W.H. Linen Supply Co. Inc., Clifton, NJ, according to a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Next-Gen Execs Hold Workshop, Networking Event in Chicago


TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives recently gathered in Chicago for a full day of industry education and networking. The morning kicked off with a presentation titled “TRSA Next Generation: Forging a Path to Excellent Family Business HR” and wrapped up with a trip to Wrigley Field for an afternoon Cubs’ game.