Celaya Promoted at Penn Emblem


TRSA supplier partner Penn Emblem Co. Inc., Trevose, PA, recently announced a promotion for Alejo Hiram Acosta Celaya to PM art/IJ supervisor. He began his career with Penn Emblem roughly 18 years ago as a PrePro artist and soon after moved into the Ink Jet department, according to a news release.

In Other News this Week


Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Textile Services’ Survey Results: ‘Industry Users’ Manual’


The term that appears in quotes above was one of several glowing descriptions of Textile Services magazine that appeared in the “Publication Verbatim” section of the newly compiled AdBrand™ readership study of January’s issue. Another reader said, “It’s essential to my job,” while a third said, “(It’s) the Bible! Enough said!”

Baird Issues Upbeat Facility Services Update


R.W. Baird & Co. released its Facility Services update today, noting that February payroll data was relatively strong, including in the leisure/hospitality industry, a bright note after months of negative news.

Virtual HR, Health and Safety Summit Set for April


Following up on 2020’s successful live virtual event for industry leaders who focus on the Human Resources, Health and Safety programs at their respective companies, TRSA is offering an enriching professional-development experience through the upcoming Human Resources, Health and Safety Summit, a two-day event set for April 20-21.

Innovation Showcase Creates Spotlight for TRSA Supplier Partners


TRSA, in consultation with its Supplier Partner Council, will host a live virtual Innovation Showcase & Exchange, June 14-18. The showcase will allow TRSA’s supplier partners to present their company’s innovative products and solutions to TRSA’s operator members responsible for supplying, laundering and maintaining nearly 90 percent of the $40-billion North American linen, uniform and facility services industry. Like previous TRSA Exchanges, participants will have the ability to schedule follow-up meetings later in the week.

TRSA Adds Senior Director of Certifications to Staff


TRSA recently hired Samlane Ketevong to lead its certification programs. Ketevong joins the association’s staff in the newly created role of senior director of certification and accreditation, leading TRSA’s family of certification programs, including Clean Green, Hygienically Clean and individual certification programs such as the Certified Professional Laundry Manager (CPLM), among others.

Global Markets: TRSA Webinar Talks Recovery from COVID-19


More than 115 members of the international linen, uniform and facility services industry tuned in to TRSA’s recent webinar presentation, titled “Global Market Recovery: Emerging from COVID-19.” The webinar featured a mix of survey data, and insights from five international panelists regarding the impact of COVID-19 in their market.

Meeting Online: OK for Staff; Interviewing … Not So Much


While the COVID-19 pandemic inspired “social distancing” as a now-universal safety measure, technology has helped companies fill the resulting communications gap – virtually – through “Zoom” and other web-based conferencing tools. These programs allow individuals and groups to confer online, with or without video. We asked HR specialists and a professional recruiter for the linen, uniform and facility services industry to reflect on these changes, as well as the broader issues impacting recruitment/retention trends since the pandemic struck one year ago this month.