Phelps Uniform Specialists Achieves Clean Green Certification


Phelps Uniform Specialists recently affirmed their commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving TRSA’s Clean Green Certification. Phelps Uniform Specialists is located in Muscatine, Iowa, and is a family owned and operated laundry serving uniform and facility services customers in Iowa and Illinois.

Marketing & Sales Execs Convene in Florida


TRSA recently concluded its Second Annual Marketing & Sales Summit. Key topics discussed by the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s marketing and sales professionals included customer growth and retention, social media and digital opportunities, employee hiring and retention, emotional intelligence, and more.

Lavatec Hires Albright as Regional Sales Manager


Commercial laundry industry veteran Bill Albright recently signed on as a regional sales manager with Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc. Based in Joplin, MO, he will be responsible for working with customers in eight Midwest states and reports to Keith Ware, vice president of sales for Lavatec, according to a news release.

Healthcare Linen Alliance Expands in Multiple States


Through a combination of new construction, acquisitions and moving quickly to replace service coverage to hospitals where healthcare launderers have left the market, the Healthcare Linen Alliance, a group of independent companies that collaborate on bids on regional and national contracts, is achieving significant growth, according to a news release.

Bukowski to Lead Gurtler’s Wastewater Division


Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently announced that John Bukowski has joined the company as the director of its Wastewater Division. Bukowski has more than 30 years of experience in the laundry chemical industry, including a broad background in laundry wastewater technology, according to a news release.

Fleet Bottleneck: Parcel Delivery Crowding Out Laundries


Given the explosive growth of various package-delivery businesses, including everything from groceries to construction materials, we wondered what impact this trend could have on the truck market. Specifically, how will today’s robust demand for delivery vehicles impact the ability of linen, uniform and facility services companies to expand their fleets? Rich Tremmel, vice president of sales and marketing for Morgan Olson, Sturgis, MI, agreed to answer a few questions on these trends in the truck market.

Sea-lion Celebrates 50th Anniversary


Jiangsu Sea-lion Machinery Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese manufacturer and worldwide distributor of commercial laundry equipment, recently marked a half century of business with celebrations, speeches and entertainment at its new headquarters building in Leyu Town, Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu, China, according to Ed Kirejczyk III, a veteran laundry machinery executive who oversees the company’s U.S. subsidiary, Sea-lion America.

TRSA/EIU to Assess Industry’s Global Market Opportunity


TRSA has commissioned The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to build a market opportunity assessment for the linen, uniform and facility services industry across 13 countries in six regions to explore market demands and forecast market, service and product opportunities. Based on evidence-driven research, interviews with industry experts and demand sector outlooks, EIU will premiere results at the World Textile Services Congress (WTSC) June 18-19, 2020, in Frankfurt, Germany, immediately prior to the Texcare International trade show.