TRSA Hosts In-Person, Virtual Annual Conference


Due to travel restrictions stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TRSA recently hosted its 107th Annual Conference with limited content on Oct. 21-22. These hybrid in-person and virtual events included a Board of Directors Meeting with several board members attending in-person and an in-person and virtual Annual Business Meeting at The Westin in Alexandria, VA.

Final Week of TRSA Video Contest: No Lines, No Waiting, Vote Today!


The final week of voting is here and we have not four, but FIVE videos in this last week of the TRSA Marketing & Sales Video Contest! Make sure you take advantage of this great opportunity to consider possible new approaches to video marketing that may help create or increase local awareness for your own company’s products and services.

Lindström Acquires the Chinese Operations of Cintas


Lindström Group, Helsinki, a multinational provider of linen, uniform and facility services, recently announced that it has acquired all of Cintas’ operations and personnel in China. The new entity will be the market leader in workwear rental and cleanroom business in China’s fast-growing market. The acquisition also will increase Lindström’s geographical reach in the area and expand its service portfolio to new service lines, according to a news release.

Pandemic Update: Hospitality/F&B from NorCal to NJ


A flurry of reports this fall have noted a spike in COVID-19 infections as colder weather arrives, thus confirming that the pandemic is far from over. But despite the ongoing challenges facing many linen, uniform and facility services companies, two operators on opposite coasts recently told Textile Services Weekly that they’re optimistic they can ride out the coronavirus until better times arrive sometime next year, or possibly in 2022.

Mission Linen Supply Promotes a Pair of Executives


Mission Linen Supply, Santa Barbara, CA, recently promoted two of its employees to key leadership roles. Dave Pattison is now serving as the company’s chief information officer (CIO) and vice president, IT; and Austin French takes over as the company’s vice president, sales, according to a news release.

TRSA Elects Noël Hammer Richardson Chair


TRSA hosted the swearing-in of new officers and directors during the association’s Annual Business Meeting on Oct. 22 at its 107th Annual Conference in Alexandria, VA, as elected by a mail-in vote of a quorum of TRSA members.

Lilley Promoted to President of UNX Industries


UNX Industries, Greenville, NC, recently announced that Josh Lilley has been promoted to the role of president. Lilley, who most recently served as vice president, assumed his new role at the beginning of September. In this role, he will lead the day-to-day business functions of UNX as well as provide vision and direction for the organization, according to a news release.