TRSA Ensures Reusable HCT Stockpile in California


As governments at all levels – federal, state and local – look to alleviate any future shortages of important healthcare contact textiles (HCTs), TRSA is ensuring the importance of reusable HCTs is recognized and a part of the supply chain equation. These HCTs include such important personal protective equipment (PPE) as isolation and barrier gowns, scrubs and masks.

Mark Sept. 29 for Global Textile Services Market Analysis Webinar 


TRSA will broadcast on Sept. 29 a webinar on the soon-to-be-published, first-ever Global Textile Services Market Analysis, including an executive panel discussion with market-leading, globally operating linen, uniform and facility services providers. You’ll get some insight into the scope of this Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research, which examines worldwide opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed by the industry.

Survey: Restaurant Sales Growth Slowed in July


Consumer spending in restaurants rose for the third consecutive month in July, albeit at a much slower pace than the previous two months. Food-and-beverage establishments posted sales of $52.5 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in July, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Plymate Celebrates 90 Years in Business


Plymate Inc., Shelbyville, IN, recently announced that the company is celebrating its 90th year in business in 2020. The company was originally founded in 1930 by Glenn J. Plymate, according to a news release.

Local News Pays Homage to Morgan Linen Chairman


George Walker Morgan Jr., 78, the chairman of the board of Morgan Linen Service, Menands, NY, recently passed away. His memory and contributions to the community and economy were honored in a news broadcast by WNYT NewsChannel 13, an NBC affiliate in Albany, NY.

Venus Group Expands U.S. Manufacturing with PPE Production


TRSA associate supplier member Venus Group, Foothill Ranch, CA, has begun producing three-ply disposable face masks at its South Carolina manufacturing plant, delivering a combined total of nearly 10-million disposable and reusable face masks since March in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

Battling Unconscious Bias – A ‘Journey to Inclusion’


Amid the public furor over recent police shootings of young black men in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the topic of diversity awareness – including strategies on how companies can tackle “unconscious bias” against employees from varying backgrounds, has taken on a new urgency. TRSA members gained strategic insights on how they can enhance their companies’ approach to inclusion/teamwork during an Aug. 27 webinar by HR specialist Gloria Sinclair Miller.

Cintas Donates Face Masks and Essential Supplies to Local Schools


Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced that it has collaborated with Adopt A Class, Cincinnati, to donate more than 100,000 items of essential supplies, including face masks, thermometers and hand sanitizer to local high-poverty schools. The donated items will help the schools’ faculty and staff with COVID-19 protection and containment as they prepare for the school year, according to a news release.