TRSA Next Gen Tackles ‘EI’ & Biz Uncertainty


On Thursday, July 16, TRSA conducted a Next Generation Zoom meeting with nearly 20 next-generation industry leaders from laundry operators and supplier partners. The group, which meets bi-annually with a rotating participation of nearly 40 individuals, shared operational information, best practices and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown.

Magic Moves – SoCal Plant Expansion to ‘San Berdoo’


Despite the recent downturn in hotel traffic related to COVID-19, Magic Laundry Services (MLS) recently announced plans for the latest expansion of its hotel linen operations in Southern California. Specifically, MLS is growing beyond its three-plant base in the same Los Angeles (Montebello) neighborhood with the purchase of a new location in the “Inland Empire,” the metro area east of Los Angeles. MLS’s fourth production facility will encompass 60,000 square feet on 2.5 acres in San Bernardino.

DOD Hosts Virtual Information Day to Discuss PPE


On July 14-15, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in coordination with interagency partners, hosted a virtual information day regarding current and future demand for personal protective equipment (PPE). 

ABS Gets ISO 27001 Certification


ABS Software Solutions recently achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the international standard outlining best practices for information security management systems (ISMS). The certification is the most widely recognized and prestigious standard for information-security management, according to a news release.

Textile Services’ Apex-Award Winning Streak Continues


Textile Services magazine recently received its 10th consecutive APEX Award for Publication Excellence, according to a notification received by the magazine from the sponsors of this competition that recognizes excellence in an array of trade, industry and nonprofit publications, plus websites, marketing campaigns, e-newsletters and more.

Shoreman Earns TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award


Terry Shoreman, the retired CEO of Washing Systems (WSI), recently was named the winner of TRSA’s Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors exceptional lifetime contributions by an associate supplier partner to improve the association and industry. Shoreman will receive his award during the Annual Awards Dinner on March 24, 2021, in conjunction with the TRSA 11th Annual Legislative Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in
National Harbor, MD.

Global Milestone for TRSA with Launch of Middle East Chapter


TRSA has formed a Middle East chapter, the association’s first outside the United States. Launched with Dubai-based TRSA member Rent-A-Towel (RNT), the chapter’s initial activities will include certifying laundries to the Hygienically Clean standard and developing professional-development programs for managers and supervisors customized to the region’s local market, practices and conditions.

General Linen Service Remains Committed to Environmental Sustainability


General Linen Service, headquartered in Somersworth, N.H., recently achieved Clean Green recertification. General Linen Service is a family-owned and -operated linen service provider to the New Hampshire and Connecticut healthcare, restaurant, industrial and hospitality industries for over 80 years. This re-certification reflects their continued dedication to operational efficiency and sustainability.

Positek Rolls Out RFID Bulk Reading Solutions


TRSA associate member Positek RFID Inc., Norristown, PA, announced that its redesigned and improved line of RFID portals and tunnels for reading thousands of RFID tags within seconds is now available, according to a news release.