Standard Textile Eyes Growth with Joint Venture


Standard Textile Co. Inc., Cincinnati, and Küçükçalık recently announced that they have entered into a joint-venture agreement. The agreement brings together the specialized expertise and knowledge of two leading textile manufacturing companies to expand their product portfolio and accelerate growth, according to a news release.

Starr Transfers Ownership to the Next Generation


Sheila Hodges, owner of SH Enterprises Inc., the parent company of longtime TRSA operator member Starr Textile Services, Gulf Shores, AL, recently announced the transfer of ownership of the company to her daughter, President Michelle Hodges, and CEO Les Williams, according to a news release.

Webinar Gives Tips for Boosting Route Efficiency & Sales


TRSA continued its series of webinars for the linen, uniform and facility services industry with a June 23 presentation on improving route stop performance. The hour-long webinar was presented by TRSA’s Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committee, and is the first of a three-part series.

‘Make the World Green Again!’: TRSA to Join Global Webinar


TRSA will participate in an upcoming webinar with international partners DTV (Germany), ETSA (Europe), FBT (Belgium) and TSA-UK to discuss global sustainability efforts in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The webinar, titled “Make the World Green Again!” will take place on June 30 from 10-11:30 a.m. EDT.

Reopening Tour Part II: TRSA Visits Midwest Members


Videos and photos from the June 20-25 stops on the Midwest leg of TRSA’s Reopening Tour can be viewed on TRSA’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter pages; same for followers of the social media accounts of Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO; and Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s vice president of government relations.

EEOC Provides Additional Guidance on COVID Vaccinations


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, according to a news release.

Post-COVID Headaches Plague F&B Operators


This time a year ago, if you’d asked food-and-beverage (F&B) laundry operators what they wanted most, they probably would have said an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with restaurants reopening thanks to a vaccination drive launched late last year, the emerging post-COVID era has brought with it a host of new challenges.