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Congressional Leaders Pessimistic about Infrastructure Investment and Immigration Reform


TRSA hosted bipartisan discussions regarding issues critical to the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s continued economic growth, including infrastructure investment, labor and immigration reform with U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Carol Miller (R-WV). While both understand the importance of these issues for business, neither was optimistic that anything would get done before the 2020 elections.

TRSA Meets with EPA Regarding PFAS and Microfiber


TRSA representatives recently met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Science and Technology (OST) to discuss the risks and regulatory activity pertaining to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, and microfibers. The U.S. EPA OST is responsible for working with stakeholders to develop national economically and technologically achievable performance standards to address water pollution from industry.

Arkansas Senator Tours Superior Linen Service


Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) recently toured Superior Linen Service’s Springdale, AR, plant. During his July 3 visit, he also met with staff and discussed a range of issues facing the company and the linen, uniform and facility services industry, as well as the broader U.S. economy.

Healthcare Linen Services Group Expands TRSA Membership


Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), Batavia, IL, a provider of linen-management services to the healthcare and hospitality industries, recently joined TRSA to establish a strategic partnership across the company’s premier regional brands including Logan’s Healthcare Linens, Logan’s Uniform Rentals, Superior Health Linens and Textile Care Services, according to a news release.

Carnahan Joins Cintas’ Board of Directors


Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced that its board of directors increased the number of directors from eight to nine, and appointed Karen L. Carnahan as a new member effective immediately, according to a news release.

Kemco Systems Rolls Out its PROTECT Program


Kemco Systems, Clearwater, FL, recently introduced PROTECT to the linen, uniform and facility services industry, according to a news release. PROTECT is a custom protection plan designed to keep your company’s systems running safely and efficiently, while maximizing equipment life and managing life-cycle cost of ownership.

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.

ImageFIRST Acquires Two of its Franchisees


ImageFIRST, King of Prussia, PA, recently announced the acquisition of two of its franchisees, the St. Louis and Seattle/Portland locations. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed, according to a news release.