Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Vaccine Mandate


A federal appeals court late Friday reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) calling for employers with 100 or more staff members to require employees to get vaccinated or face weekly testing and mandatory masking.

Women in Textile Services Wraps up the Year with Roundtable Discussion


Leading women executives in the linen, uniform and facility services industry recently gathered for a virtual discussion titled, “Women in Textile Services Roundtable: Stronger Together and Harnessing the ‘Power of Wishing Out Loud.’” The roundtable was led by Lisa Ong, an experienced diversity, equity and inclusion strategy consultant and executive coach.

TRSA Chair Shares Perspective on Global DEI Webinar


TRSA recently partnered with several international linen, uniform and facility services industry associations to present a webinar on diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the industry. The 90-minute presentation, titled “Gender and Diversity in the Textile Care Industry: Let’s Have a Conversation,” featured TRSA Chair Noël Hammer Richardson.

Survey Shows Optimistic Outlook for Growth in ’22


Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the results of the December 2021 (Fourth-Quarter 2021) Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. The results showed several encouraging signs of optimism heading into 2022 based on data collected from the uniform and linen rental companies that participated in the survey.

Season’s Greetings: TRSA Holiday Schedule


TRSA offices will remain closed on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas. The association’s global headquarters in Alexandria, VA, also will remain closed on Thursday, Dec. 30, and Friday, Dec. 31, in observance of New Year’s Day.

Act by Dec. 31 to Honor Your Team, Top Performers, Partners


Executives and managers from TRSA operator and supplier-partner member companies are encouraged to publicly praise their own staffs, individual employees and/or industry colleagues by nominating them for TRSA’s 2022 Annual Industry Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31.

ImageFIRST Acquires Seattle-Area Healthcare Laundry


ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, King of Prussia, PA, recently announced the acquisition of Puget Sound Laundry Services, a division of Northwest Center Services, Seattle, according to a news release. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.