Norchem CEO Dies in Violent Incident in LA


Kevin Minissian, CEO of industry supplier Norchem Corp., Los Angeles, died Nov. 23 in Pasadena, CA. According to a news release from the company, which Minissian founded in 1978, his sudden and unexpected passing resulted from gunshots fired by an armed suspect during a neighborhood crime spree.

Healthcare Execs Discuss Post-Pandemic Lessons Learned, Recovery


TRSA hosted its annual Healthcare CEO/Executives Roundtable with nearly 20 executives representing companies serving the acute, non-acute and long-term care markets in North America. Held in conjunction with TRSA’s 10th Annual Healthcare Conference, discussions focused on lessons learned from the pandemic and market recovery, as well as labor shortages, supply chain issues and OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) vaccine mandate.

Healthcare Conference: Latest Trends, Regs and More


TRSA held its 10th Annual Healthcare Conference from Nov. 17-18 at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel in Texas. Roughly 125 linen, uniform and facility services executives attended the event to learn about the latest in cutting-edge trends in healthcare, plus regulatory changes impacting the industry. They also reviewed developments in certification programs and networked with other high-level executives serving the healthcare sector.

Online Form Enables Supplier Partners to Testify to Their CSR


Primary contacts of TRSA supplier partner member companies can complete a checklist to support linen, uniform and facility services operators in presenting their customers with evidence of their suppliers’ commitments to corporate social responsibility (CSR). A weblink to the form was emailed to these contacts on Nov. 18, thus enabling them to attest to their companies’ adherence to principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact.

United Hospital Services Breaks Ground on New Plant


United Hospital Services (UHS) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility at 1335 Huehn Street in Hammond, IN. Indianapolis-based UHS chose Hammond as the home for its second facility because of its great location and friendly business climate, according to a news release.

Industry Veteran Retires from JENSEN


Norbert Gittard, the vice president of sales and marketing for JENSEN USA Inc., Panama City, FL, recently announced his retirement after a 35-year career in the linen, uniform and facility services industry, according to a news release.

Welsh Promoted at G.A. Braun


G.A. Braun Inc. CEO and Chairman of the Board J.B. Werner recently announced the promotion of David Welsh from director of operations to president. Welsh succeeds Rick Rudmann, who will remain with the Syracuse, NY-based equipment manufacturer as a strategic adviser.

HLSG Expands Service Area with Angelica Acquisition


Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), St. Charles, IL, recently announced the acquisition of the Batavia, NY, location of Angelica Corp. The acquisition adds HLSG’s 10th laundry facility and 20-million pounds of processing capacity, serving customers in the Ohio and New York markets, according to a news release.

Summit Features Selling Techniques, Tips to Boost your Brand


Thirty-three TRSA operators and suppliers convened in Plano, Texas, for TRSA’s Fourth Annual Marketing & Sales Summit. The summit was attended by marketing and sales executives from linen, uniform and facility services operations nationwide, with 85% of the attendees meeting in-person at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel.

TRSA’s Policy Push: Promoting Reusables, Safer Scrubs


The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, but Congress and the White House are busy trying to prepare for the next pandemic episode. TRSA is making its case for positive changes aimed at safeguarding supply chains ensuring hygienically clean scrubs for healthcare professionals.