Survey to Support Improved Supply Chain Management

10/22/2021

Several leading national and international scholars in business and economics are collaborating on research to advance the field of supply chain management. In the process, they are working with TRSA to examine the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s performance in this discipline, starting with a survey of member companies’ general managers and marketing/sales management the week of Oct. 25.

VPP Star: Prudential’s Phoenix Plant Gets Recertified

10/22/2021

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department presented Prudential Overall Supply’s Phoenix location with its “STAR Site” designation through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Companies and job sites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety- and health-management systems, according to a news release.

Big Regulatory Push: EPA’s ‘PFAS Strategic Roadmap’

10/22/2021

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan recently released the “PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021-2024.” The document is intended to be a comprehensive approach to confronting PFAS contamination nationwide, according to a news release.

Ex-TRSA Board Member Leonard Reino Passes Away

10/22/2021

Leonard Reino, 83, recently passed away at home in Sandusky County’s (OH) Madison Township, according to news reports. Reino expanded his family’s dry-cleaning business into a commercial laundry serving hospitals and healthcare facilities across Ohio, from Toledo to Cincinnati, as well as southeast Michigan.

VA Outsourcing: Laundries Seeing Organic Growth

10/21/2021

While earlier top-down efforts to encourage the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to implement laundry outsourcing fell short, the good news is that in the 15 years since the last major advocacy effort in this area, today’s less-centralized VA has seen veterans’ hospitals from California to Maryland opt out of on-premise laundries (OPLs) in favor of outsourced services.

Fillip to Succeed Stern as NOVO CEO

10/21/2021

NOVO Health Services recently announced that CEO David Stern will retire from that post on Nov. 1. Karl Fillip II, who previously served as president, will succeed him as CEO.

PFAS Regs, Vax Mandates Top of Mind at Canadian Town Hall

10/15/2021

TRSA continued its series of regional town hall meetings with a gathering of Canadian operators and supplier partners on Oct. 12. Nearly 30 linen, uniform and facility services executives attended the 90-minute virtual town hall to discuss issues impacting the industry north of the border.

DHS Details Worksite Enforcement Strategy

10/15/2021

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to take actions to promote a fair labor market by supporting more effective enforcement of wage protections, workplace safety, labor rights, and other employment laws and standards, according to a news release.

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