Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), St. Charles, IL, recently announced the acquisition of Elizabethtown Laundry & Dry Cleaning (Etown) in Elizabeth, KY, according to a news release.
Manifesting TRSA as a collaboration of members from single-plant local companies to international chains, the May 18-19 Production Summit & Plant Tours in Chicago reflected participants’ interest in learning about practices from industry colleagues whose organizations don’t exactly resemble their own. The 80 attendees also were intrigued with consultants who offered economywide perspectives on labor force issues, giving the group ideas about how to improve employee recruiting and retention.
Specialists in either safety/health or human resources, or generalists responsible for both, found abundant common ground May 17 at TRSA’s HR, Health & Safety Summit in Chicago. All benefited from practical, hands-on analysis of trends, issues and techniques they could use to improve their corporate cultures. They went home with numerous ideas thanks to presentations specific to the industry or covering best practices from other industries, as well as peer-to-peer sharing.
A recent TRSA Town Hall in Chicago examined priorities for mobilizing the industry on government advocacy issues and promoting linen, uniform and facility services as employers. The discussion on May 16 gave executives from local companies an easily accessible, in-person forum to learn about TRSA’s latest activities on these issues and share information on their efforts to deal with them.
TRSA will host the Fifth Annual Marketing & Sales Summit this Oct. 25-26 in Tampa, FL. To gather impactful content for the Summit, committee members developed a one-question survey to find out which topics would be beneficial for marketing and sales teams.
TRSA supplier partner member Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently announced the formation of Gurtler Logistics, a fully owned and operated division of the company. Gurtler Logistics will provide product-delivery services to Gurtler customers, according to a news release.
Superior Group of Companies Inc., Seminole, FL, recently announced that it hired Catherine Beldotti Donlan, a multi-faceted business executive with nearly 25 years in the apparel and footwear industry, to serve as president of the company’s Superior Uniform Group – Healthcare division, effective immediately.
In an article slated for the July/August Clean Show double issue of Textile Services, consultant Bruce Hodes reflects on how companies can overcome adversity by embracing – rather than resisting – the reality of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.