Milliken CEO Shares Thoughts on the Circular Economy at DC Forum


Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently appeared as a panelist in a discussion about sustainable practices at the National Geographic Circular Economy Forum in Washington, DC. Milliken was a sponsor of the forum, alongside Waste Management and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which convened approximately 400 thought leaders, to explore solutions for eliminating waste.

Mundt Joins Ellis Sales Team


Ellis Corp., Itasca, IL, recently announced the addition of Justin Mundt as a regional sales manager of the Midwest Division. Mundt is the fourth generation in his family to work in the laundry industry, and he has more than 15 years of sales and customer support experience, according to a news release.

TRSA Tax-Relief Effort in Indiana Moves Forward


TRSA recently succeeded in getting legislative language – which TRSA members developed – added to Indiana H.B. 1065 as an amendment to clarify the Indiana Tax Code. This language would protect linen, uniform and facility services companies from having their rental textiles subject to property taxes, thus saving operators roughly $30,000-$40,000 per plant annually.

NLRB Issues Final Revised Joint Employer Rule


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently released its final regulation defining when two employers would be joint employers for National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) purposes. The final regulation issued on Feb. 25 is very close to what was proposed and what TRSA supported. The main point of the regulation is to restore the longstanding definition of joint employment that was in place before the Browning-Ferris decision, i.e., it reverts to “direct and immediate” control of another employer’s employees as the requirement for a joint-employment relationship. However, the regulation, provides greater clarity and explanation than a decision from the NLRB could. The new rule takes effect on April 27.

Tribute to TRSA Members’ Safety Cultures and Solutions


Four linen and uniform service industry TRSA members and two associates are 2020 SafeTRSA Excellence Award winners, honored for their projects or achievements that produced or reflected safety gains due to support from top management, employee involvement, training or exemplary communication.

WTSC Program Features First Global Textile Services Market Analysis


The World Textile Services Congress 2020 (WTSC) will provide a unique global forum for linen, workwear, uniform and facility services executives. The event will be held on June 18-19 in Frankfurt, Germany, so delegates can combine WTSC with attending Texcare International, scheduled for June 20-24.

TRSA Best Plants Winners Reflect Vigor at Any Age


TRSA’s selection of its first-ever Best Plants of the Year award reveres linen and uniform service sustainability, honoring operations founded more than 100 years apart for contemporary best practices that reflect their dedication to efficiency and customer satisfaction.

European Laundry Tour: Automation, Innovation and Digitization in Action


The TRSA European (Germany) Laundry Tour provides a logical next step for those attending the 2020 World Textile Services Congress and Texcare International trade fair in Frankfurt this June. The limited-capacity tour (open to the first 35 registrants) will visit state-of-the-art laundries and processing plants over a five-day period. Pricing is inclusive, covering tours, most meals, lodging and motor coach transportation from Frankfurt to Berlin.

Ontario-Based HLS Linen Services Achieves TRSA Clean Green Certification


HLS Linen Services recently affirmed their commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving TRSA’s Clean Green Certification. HLS Linen provides linen and laundry service to acute care hospitals, long term care, rehabilitation centers and mental health facilities throughout many regions of Ontario, including Ottawa, Kingstone, Belleville and Toronto, as well as in Western Quebec.