PureStar Exec. Discusses Hotel Market, COVID-19 Impact


Alex Dixon recently was profiled by Hotel Business magazine to discuss his recent move from hotel-casino executive to the role of West Region president of PureStar, Las Vegas, as well as the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the company’s operations.

Landau Donates Over 30,000 Scrubs to TEMA


TRSA associate member Landau Uniforms Inc., Olive Branch, MS, recently announced a donation of more than 30,000 scrub sets to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), to aid Tennessee in its fight against COVID-19, according to a news release.

Business Pulse: Increased Hygiene Stressed in Latest Survey


TRSA recently completed its latest Business Pulse Survey of operator members. The fourth iteration of the survey received a total of 75 responses to help the association gauge the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s ongoing recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ecolab, VF Named to Best Corporate Citizens List


3BL Media recently announced its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens rankings, recognizing leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies, according to a news release. TRSA members Ecolab Inc. and VF Corp. both made the list.

Topper Linen – Bumps on the Comeback Trail


Rebuilding from a devastating five-alarm fire in February 2017, Topper Linen, a “proudly Canadian” linen supply independent in Toronto has continued to overcome obstacles to reviving its fortunes, despite the recent lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Impact Felt in Latest Uniform & Linen Rental Survey


Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with TRSA, recently released the results of the June 2020 (2Q20) Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. Baird also released a “flash survey” in April to take into account the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that its first-quarter survey missed.

‘CONSERVE’: Water Recycling’s ‘Next Frontier’


Nearly 40 online attendees – each of whom received a $10 drink voucher from Starbucks – learned on June 18 about a program aimed at helping laundry operators improve efficiency, quality and environmental performance – all with no up-front capital costs. Add to that, they get help with attaining third-party certification to TRSA’s Clean Green and/or Hygienically Clean certifications, and you have an enticing package of benefits for companies working to recover from COVID-19-driven shutdowns.

CITY Installs Solar-Powered Cooling System


With 850 solar panels installed across the CITY Laundering plant’s roof, CITY already is making a significant effort to reduce its carbon footprint and become more sustainable, according to a news release.

Part II – Beyond the Curve: Back-to-Business Checklist


As businesses across the United States are in various phases of opening up after COVID-19-related restrictions, Fisher Phillips LLP, a labor law firm based in Atlanta, recently provided a checklist for members of the linen, uniform and facility services industry to consider as you move toward opening up your operations. The first part of this checklist ran in the June 8 edition of Textile Services Weekly.