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Maintenance Manager Job Analysis Task Force Meets in Chicago

10/18/2019

The linen, uniform and facility services industry’s chief maintenance executives, associates and owner/operators recently met in Chicago for two days to develop a baseline for creating a Maintenance Manager Certification Program. Culled from Maintenance Management Institute (MMI) faculty and graduates, the Maintenance Manager Job Analysis Advisory Task Force will oversee the analysis of linen and uniform services maintenance managers serving as subject-matter experts (SME) to assist the consulting firm of PSI to identify and gather resources, develop surveys and guide the overall process of documenting the maintenance manager’s roles, responsibilities, skills, tasks and knowledge.

TSA-UK Hosts ETSA National Associations Meeting in London

10/18/2019

The European Textile Services Association (ETSA) hosted its National Associations meeting in London earlier this week with more than a dozen association executives representing the linen, uniform and facility services industry throughout Europe and North America. Participating organizations included Belgium (FBT), Denmark (BVT), Finland (Tekstiilihuoltoliitto), France (Geist), Germany (DTV), Italy (Assosistema), Sweden (Sveriges Tvätteriförbund), Switzerland (VTS), United Kingdom (TSA) and North America (TRSA). Hosted by the Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) and facilitated by ETSA Secretariat Robert Long, National Association delegates discussed their respective new initiatives and potential collaborative projects focused on promoting the industry to customers, regulators and potential employees, standards development, and training and research.

In Other News this Week

10/18/2019

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

Cintas to Cease Processing at Granby, Quebec, Facility

10/11/2019

Cintas Corp. recently announced plans to shut down the processing of uniforms, floor mats and other products at its Granby, Quebec, facility by Jan. 2, 2020. The company will continue to provide service to its customers from the facility and has plans to grow the number of service employees, according to a news release.

Ricci Pens Article on Laundry Hygiene

10/11/2019

TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci recently wrote an article on the importance of proper hygienic practices by laundry operators. The article, titled “Factoring Laundry Hygiene in Risk Reduction,” was published online by American Cleaning & Hygiene, a publication for executives in the commercial and industrial cleaning and hygiene industry.

Ecolab Makes ‘Transformation 20’ List of Businesses

10/11/2019

In a time of rapid economic change – coupled with shifting attitudes toward the role of corporations in society – a number of companies in the last decade have distinguished themselves through new growth, a repositioning of their core businesses and robust financial performance. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review highlighted the “Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade.” Ecolab Inc. earned 16th place among a prestigious group of corporate innovators that includes Netflix (No.1), Amazon (No. 3), Nestle (No. 12) and Cisco (No. 15).