The Clean Show Postponed Until Summer 2022


Messe Frankfurt announced today that the 2021 edition of The Clean Show will be postponed due to the continued global impacts of COVID-19. The next edition will be held July 30-Aug. 2, 2022, in Atlanta, according to a news release.

Marketing & Sales Summit: TRSA Members Choose ‘Final Four’ Videos


With 550 votes cast during a four-week video contest that any individual from any member company could help judge, the top four highest-rated entries from member linen, uniform and facility services operators are on their way to a showdown for the top spot on Nov. 18, when TRSA’s Virtual Marketing & Sales Summit attendees will pick the winner.

Linen King Acquisition Adds Operation in Tennessee


Linen King, a provider of healthcare laundry services in the south and central United States, recently announced the acquisition of a laundry processing facility in Ooltewah, TN, from Angelica Corp. The acquisition adds the seventh laundry facility and 25 million pounds of processing capacity to Linen King’s network of plants across five states, according to a news release.

Activists Tout Anti-Business Utility Reforms


A controversy is brewing between local businesses and the activist group Public Citizen of San Antonio over rates and a coal-burning power plant operated by CPS Energy, the municipally owned public utility, according to local news reports.

VF Promotes Guthrie to Lead Global Inclusion & Diversity Efforts


VF Corp., Denver, recently announced that it promoted Lauren Guthrie to vice president, global inclusion & diversity (I&D). In this role, Guthrie will oversee VF’s global I&D efforts and will direct, develop and operationalize the company’s strategy with a focus on transformational change, according to a news release.

Mission Linen Marketing Campaign Gets Award


Hermes Creative Awards recently gave EMPATH, a national brand and marketing consultancy, its Gold international design award for their integrated marketing campaign on behalf of Mission Linen Supply, Santa Barbara, CA, according to a news release.

Cintas Supports the Fight Against Diabetes


In honor of National Diabetes Month this November, Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, continues to support the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in its fight to cure and prevent diabetes, according to a news release.

Boost Your Business: TRSA Holds Webinar on Benchmarking


TRSA recently held a webinar, titled “Industry Performance Metrics: Using the TRSA Benchmarking Report to Improve Business Performance,” presented by Eric Kurjan and Audrey Carmichael of Six Disciplines Consulting Services. Additionally, a panel of TRSA operator members engaged in a brief exercise demonstrating how to use root-cause analysis to improve lower-performing metrics.