TRSA Legislative Conference – Hill Day Briefing


All laundry operators and supplier partners who are concerned about the impact of national policies on the linen, uniform and facility services industry should note that TRSA has planned a briefing at the association’s upcoming Legislative Conference to familiarize attendees with the ins and outs of DC policymaking.

Healthcare Conference: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges


More than 150 operator and supplier partner executives serving the healthcare market sector attended TRSA’s 11th Annual Healthcare Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The two-day conference featured a full day of industry-specific education followed by a tour of Emerald Textiles’ 65,000-square-foot plant in nearby Phoenix.

Consumer Tracker Raises Hopes for Dining-In Renaissance


Prospects are dubious for restaurant patrons to return to previous high levels of dining in versus carrying out. Dining in is likely to grow from current levels, however, as some defection to takeout subsides and the overall restaurant market grows. A leading consumer trend analyst who advises foodservice operators offered this forecast in a Nov. 1 webinar.

Unitex Unveils Second Facility in Lawrence, MA


Unitex formally opened its second facility in Lawrence, MA, and 13th regionally. The grand opening celebration included remarks from Unitex President David Potack, local dignitaries, refreshments, a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony and a facility tour.

Penn Emblem Continues 75th Anniversary Celebration


Penn Emblem Co., Trevose, PA, is celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary this year. October kicked off a month-long commemoration across three separate locations. Following the anniversary celebration in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, Penn Emblem honored its Mira Loma, CA, and Mexico facilities.

Brown Promoted to Ecolab President and COO


Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, recently announced that Darrell R. Brown moved into the role of president and COO. Brown previously served as the company’s executive vice president and president, Global Industrial, according to a news release.

PureStar Expands in the Las Vegas Hospitality Market


TRSA operator member PureStar Group, Las Vegas, recently announced that it has acquired certain assets of Apex Linen, a leading provider of high-volume, commercial laundry and dry-cleaning services to the hospitality and restaurant industries in the greater Las Vegas area, according to a news release.