New Healthcare Survey Includes Questions on Labor Issues


TRSA’s Healthcare Committee recently developed the 2022 Healthcare Survey. The data collected will cover healthcare trends, utility statistics, financial benchmarks, customer and employee engagement, as well as infection control, innovation and certification questions.

Milliken Expands with Plant Acquisition


Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently acquired one of the Frontier yarn plants in Mayodan, NC, from Gildan. This plant acquisition expands Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, government and defense, industrial and napery textile business units, according to a news release.

The Inflation Reduction Act – A High Level Review on Energy


On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden (D) signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.While there is a lot to unpack from the bill, the focus here is on the energy component, which aims to invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030.

Chair’s Choice: Women’s Empowerment Charity


TRSA Chair Noël Hammer Richardson will complete her two-year term next month, and TRSA members are encouraged to show their appreciation by donating to Richardson’s charity of choice, Women’s Empowerment, based in her hometown of Sacramento, CA.

JENSEN-GROUP ’22 First-Half Earnings Up Nearly 40%


The JENSEN-GROUP, Burgdorf, Switzerland, the parent company of JENSEN USA Inc., recently reported revenue for the first half of 2022 of 171.2 million euros ($172 million) – an increase of 37.8% vs. the same period last year, according to a news release. JENSEN officials attribute the earnings spike to a backlog of orders from the end of 2021 and strong orders from early this year.

Cooperative Laundry Opens High-Tech Plant in Texas


Public officials in San Marcos, TX, recently announced the opening of a new “robotic” hospitality laundry operated by Cooperative Laundry of Kearney, NJ, that’s expected to bring 100 new jobs to the city located roughly 30 minutes southwest of the Texas capital of Austin.

Unitex Expanding Lawrence, MA, Plant


Dacon Corp., a Massachusetts architectural firm, recently announced the addition of 97,000 square feet (9,011 square meters) of production space at the new Unitex healthcare textile processing plant in Lawrence, MA.