Inoculate Your Business Against Future Threats


Michael Rogers, an award-winning journalist, columnist, publisher, novelist and tech analyst who’s commonly referred to as the “practical futurist,” will give a keynote address titled “What Comes After COVID?” on Nov. 17 at TRSA’s Healthcare Conference in Plano, TX. To give attendees an idea of what to expect at the conference, Rogers, who recently completed two years as a “futurist in residence” at The New York Times, agreed to answer a few questions from Textile Services Weekly on his upcoming talk.

Get Traction: EOS Expert to Keynote Annual Conference


Mike Paton, the best-selling co-author of Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business and a well-known practitioner of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), will address TRSA’s Oct. 19-21 Annual Conference in Carlsbad, CA, on Oct. 20. To offer attendees and prospects a taste of what they’ll hear in Carlsbad, we put a few questions to Paton regarding EOS and how it helps companies achieve stable growth.

Penn Emblem Makes Connections at Trade Show


The Atlantic City (NJ) Convention Center recently hosted the 2021 Impressions Expo. The event offers business education and guidance on the software and equipment used for digitally driven decorations and the annual meeting showcases the year’s latest innovations and trending resources for screen printing, embroidery, heat-applied graphics and various other techniques, according to a news release.

Christeyns Unveils New Website


Christeyns, a Belgian company with U.S. operations based in East Bridgewater, MA, recently introduced a new website. The updated design can be viewed in seven languages and provides textile care professionals easier access to its laundry chemistry solutions and services, according to a news release.

Golden State Revving Up New Regulatory Threats


The California leg of TRSA’s Reopening Tour (trips to U.S. regions to meet locally with members) on Sept. 19-23 found Golden State laundry operators recovering but by no means free of COVID-19 challenges. Already operating in a difficult state regulatory environment, the TRSA visitors and California members learned about new rules – those under review or slated for implementation – that would add to the already significant burdens confronting businesses, including the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Girbau North America Hires Kuhn


Melissa Kuhn recently joined the staff at Girbau North America (GNA) as a digital marketing manager. Kuhn brings more than nine years of marketing and digital marketing experience to the company. In her new role, she will plan and execute GNA’s digital marketing and advertising strategies and social media campaigns, according to a news release.

Baird 3Q Survey: Linens Up Big; Uniforms ‘Steady’


Robert W. Baird & Co. recently unveiled its third quarter (3Q 2021) Textile Rental Services Survey, a collaborative effort with TRSA. The survey findings reflect 26 responses to queries sent to 250 linen, uniform and facility services professions in both the linen and uniform rental sectors. The survey found robust growth on the linen side and a slight moderation of the bullish growth reported earlier in the uniform sector.

Tingue Adds Cory Acton to its Management Team


Tingue, Brown & Co., Peachtree City, GA, recently announced the addition of Cory Acton to the management team of its Tingue division. Acton will serve as the west region sales manager, overseeing Tingue’s business in Texas and everything west of the Rockies, according to a news release.