PPP Funding Helps Operators Weather Trying Times


With the recent extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program until Aug. 8, several members of the linen, uniform and facility services industry shared their experience securing funding through the program for their laundry operations.

WPL Implements New Safety Standards and Protocols


White Plains Linen (WPL), Peekskill, NY, recently discussed the safety standards and protocols that the company has put in place for its employees and customers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was published online by Total Food Service, a monthly B2B foodservice publication and website.

TRSA Chairman Shares Secrets to Surviving COVID-19


Jim Buik, president and CEO, Roscoe Co., Chicago, and TRSA Chairman, recently shared several best practices that his company has implemented to make it through the coronavirus crisis. The tips were published in the Daily Herald Business Ledger, a business publication serving suburban Chicago.

TRSA Podcast, Weekly Newsletter Get AVA Digital Awards


The Annual AVA Digital Awards program recently announced the winners for its 2020 international awards competition. TRSA’s Linen, Uniform & Facility Services Podcast received a Gold Award, while the Textile Services Weekly e-newsletter received Honorable Mention honors. In total, there were 2,500 entries from the United States, Canada and 23 other countries.

Several TRSA Members Make Top Sales List


Five TRSA members recently made the Selling Power “50 Best Companies to Sell For” 2020 list. This is the 20th consecutive year the list has appeared in Selling Power magazine, which has been in publication since 1981.

Life After PPP – Corporate Cash Flow Options


The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and recovery is expected to continue for months and likely years to come. As congress attempts to save different areas of the economy, everyone in the linen, uniform and facility services industry should be aware of the many resources available to aid them in that recovery.

Tinker Earns TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award


Steve Tinker, senior vice president, research & development and marketing at Gurtler Industries Inc., recently was named the winner of TRSA’s Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor recognizing the exceptional lifetime contributions by an associate supplier partner to improve the association and industry.

TRSA Hosts Virtual Leadership Summit


TRSA hosted its Virtual Leadership Summit on July 15 with content for CEOs, emerging leaders and next-generation executives in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The summit, originally slated to take place as an in-person event in Chicago, switched to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.