Pellerin Milnor Recognizes Sales Leaders


For more than 70 years, Pellerin Milnor’s dealer network has provided sales and service support to Milnor customers around the world. The company recently recognized its top dealers for machinery sales in 2019, according to a news release.

SBA Provides Further Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness


The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, recently released updated guidance to address borrower and lender questions related to forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as provided under Section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and amended by the PPP Flexibility Act.

RMHC Highlights Unitex Fundraising Efforts


Unitex recently was spotlighted by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts (RMHC CTMA) for the healthcare launderers’ ongoing support of the organization through several charitable efforts.

EDRO Celebrates Safety Milestone


EDRO Corp., East Berlin, CT, recently announced that it will celebrate on Aug. 10, 300 consecutive days without a reported injury in its manufacturing facility. The management team and Safety Committee take safety protocols and procedures seriously, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

TRSA Kicks Off Series of Regional Zoom Meetings


Nearly 60 executives from leading Northeastern linen, uniform and facility services businesses and supplier partners participated in two TRSA-hosted industry Regional Zoom Meetings on Thursday, Aug. 6. Facilitated by TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci, CAE, these regional meetings provide opportunities for members to discuss municipal, state and federal issues, as well as regional concerns. Topics ranged from rates of recovery, and new markets and products, to increased demand for reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns and scrubs, to operational challenges and policies to protect employees and customers.

COVID-19 & Hotel OPLs – Outsourcing Opportunity?


As hotels see increased occupancy from summer vacationers, particularly in markets like Florida and Southern California, one question facing hotel managers is whether or not to continue operating their on-premise laundries (OPLs). A decision to shutter OPLs – even if temporarily – due to cost or health concerns stemming from the pandemic, creates the potential for outsourcing to hospitality launderers, according to several operators contacted by Textile Services Weekly.

Massachusetts Laundry Reaches Settlement with EPA


A West Springfield, MA, industrial laundry company will take steps to reduce air pollution from its operations under a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The company also will pay a penalty of $51,700 for its alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, according to a news release.

Coming in September – New Monthly Mag Column on Diversity


Next month, Textile Services magazine will roll out a new department that will offer managers and executives in the linen, uniform and facility services industry a fresh source of insights on diversity, equity and inclusion. These topics recently have drawn intense scrutiny amid civic unrest fueled by concerns about equal justice and opportunity for people of varying racial, ethnic and social backgrounds. The inaugural edition of this new column will feature an interview with Ann Berry, one of three female members of the Board of Directors for PureStar™ Group. This company is a major player in the hospitality sector of the linen, uniform and facility services industry with 11 regional brands operating 30 facilities in three countries.

UniFirst HR Director Honored by YWCA


Catalina Dongo, the human resources director for UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently was selected by the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts as a 2020 Honoree for the organization’s annual Tribute to Women awards. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremony was held with a virtual Facebook broadcast, according to a news release.

TRSA Reaches Out to Policy Leaders for Stimulus Deal


Reaching out to leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, TRSA is encouraging action on a stimulus package that has been stalled for some time in Congress. Reaching out to leaders of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, TRSA is encouraging action on a stimulus package that has been stalled for some time in Congress. Additionally, TRSA is asking for your help in asking elected officials for action on this relief package now!