Paris Cos. Maintains Laundries’ Environmental Commitment with Certification Renewal


Paris Companies Inc. recently achieved Clean Green re-certification. Founded in 1918, Paris Companies supplies uniform services, hospital and healthcare linen services to Pennsylvania, New York , Ohio and West Virginia through laundries located in DuBois and Williamsport, PA and Ravenna, OH. This re-certification reflects their continued dedication to operational efficiency and sustainability.

Value-Based Healthcare – Thriving on Change


Dr. Josh Luke, a hospital executive and educator, addressed a range of issues facing healthcare providers and how they impact suppliers such as commercial laundries during a keynote address to nearly 180 attendees at TRSA’s Eighth Annual Healthcare Conference.

Staffing a Hot Topic at TRSA’s Healthcare Roundtable


A briskly growing economy poses a dilemma for healthcare laundries – with competition for hourly and management employees more intense than at any time in recent memory, operators are having to hustle to find ways to keep their plants fully staffed and operating at high rates of efficiency and quality.

TCATA Announces New CEO


The board of directors of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) recently announced that Leslie Schaeffer, the current president of TCATA, will become the association’s CEO effective Jan. 1, 2020. Schaeffer replaces David Cotter, who passed away unexpectedly in August. 

SanMar Raises Funds for HIV/AIDS Patients


SanMar Corp., Issaquah, WA, recently held a fundraiser for Virginia Mason Hospital’s Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle. True to the SanMar core value of “Making a Difference,” the company raised $130,000 through a two-week charitable-giving event to help HIV/AIDS patients receiving care at the house, according to a news release.

Textile Services Earns MarCom Honors


For the seventh straight year, TRSA’s print magazine, Textile Services, has received recognition in the form of a Gold Award from the Association of Communication and Marketing Professionals (MarCom).