Bold & Balanced – Winning Tips for Women in Business

01/15/2021

While women still face overt sexism in some instances, it’s the subtler, everyday slights that females typically find are more pervasive and in some ways harder to combat. Gina Radke, a business entrepreneur and author, gave an online audience of nearly 50 women from TRSA member companies a slew of useful tips for dealing with these challenges during TRSA’s Jan. 14 Virtual Roundtable: Women in the Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Industry.

TRSA Provides Vaccine, Stimulus Updates During Webinar

01/15/2021

TRSA recently hosted a webinar that updated its members on the association’s advocacy efforts to raise the priority level of the linen, uniform and facility services industry to receive COVID vaccines. The hour-long presentation, titled “TRSA’s Vaccine Efforts & Industry Update” also provided information on the stimulus package that was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump (R) on Dec. 27, 2020.

Linen King Hires New COO

01/15/2021

Linen King, a Tulsa, OK-based provider of healthcare laundry services in the south and central U.S., recently added Chris Corcoran to its senior leadership team. Corcoran will serve as the company’s COO, according to a news release.

UniFirst Debuts New Line of Healthcare Scrubs

01/15/2021

UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently introduced a line of healthcare garments to its core uniform service offerings: WonderWink INDY™ scrubs. Provided in partnership with Fashion Seal Healthcare®, a division of the Superior Group of Companies Inc., this workwear solution combines the top features and benefits of the popular WonderWink® retail line of scrubs with innovative fabrics engineered to withstand the hygienic laundering process utilized with UniFirst healthcare uniform service programs, according to a news release.

Cleveland Clinic and Standard Textile Team Up on Masks

01/15/2021

Standard Textile, Cincinnati, and Cleveland Clinic will collaborate to produce a nonmedical grade, reusable face mask that is designed for comfort and customization. Standard Textile will sell the face masks on its consumer website, according to a news release.

New ETSA Chief’s Focus: Sustainability & Green Innovation

01/15/2021

Elena Lai, the recently named secretary general of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA), says she’s eager to work with laundry operators, suppliers and industry trade groups across Europe and North America in order to advance solutions to challenges, including COVID-19 relief/rebuilding, healthcare textile supply chains, advancing a pro-environmental “circular” economy, promoting equal opportunity in a diverse industry and more.

Penn Emblem to Work with James Emmett and Co.

01/14/2021

Penn Emblem Co., Trevose, PA, recently announced a new partnership built around inclusivity in the workplace, specifically targeting people with disabilities. In November 2020, the company solidified its work with James Emmett & Co., a team of disability consultants that supports companies in launching relationships with local disability employment vendors and helps build the internal capacity to recruit, hire, train and retain employees with disabilities, according to a news release.

One Industry, One Voice: Legislative Conf. Set for March 24-25

01/14/2021

Registration for TRSA’s 11th Annual Legislative Conference & Awards Dinner is now open at www.trsa.org/legcon. Prioritizing attendance at this event is the opportunity to establish relationships and help educate the nation’s legislators on the issues that are important to participants, their companies and our industry. This hybrid event will offer maximum engagement with registrants attending either in person at The Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA, or virtually, for those who cannot travel at this time.

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