Girbau North America (GNA), Oshkosh, WI, recently added to its sales staff, with Barb Kramer joining the team as national accounts coordinator and Paige Paulick as an inside sales associate, according to a news release.
TRSA recently held a Legislative Conference in New York’s capital city of Albany, in which 12 members went to visit their respective legislators, both assembly members and state senators. In total, the group participated in 17 meetings and were able to secure co-sponsors to support a key bill currently being drafted in the state assembly.
Program updates and two plant tours will augment knowledge and skills for laundry managers of all levels. Attendees of PMI will learn the tools necessary to manage plant operations successfully and efficiently as participants of TRSA’s 33rd Annual Roger F. Cocivera Professional Management Institute (PMI), hosted at the University of Maryland, Aug. 6-10.
A rising tide of regulatory mandates limiting the use of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles is making the internal combustion engine an endangered species. Federal and state environmental agencies in jurisdictions such as California are leaving businesses, including linen, uniform and facility services companies, with little choice but to begin converting their fleets to alternative-fuel vehicles.
It was a big night April 18 in Atlanta for the Design Collective by Cintas, the Cincinnati company’s direct-sale unit, at the Network Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) awards ceremony. The unit took away seven Image of the Year awards, a record for the company. Aramark Uniform Services, Burbank, CA, was the other TRSA member/international uniform service operator receiving this accolade, getting two such awards.
The first day of TRSA’s HR & Labor Management Summit Series got underway on April 20 with a pair of presentations focused on optimizing your organization’s human-resources strategies and increasing the efficiency of teams in the workplace.
The Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 27, at 2:15 p.m. CEST (8:15 a.m. EDT) titled “Building a Global Hygiene Protocol and Potential Future Challenges.” During the hour-long webinar, Professor Katie Laird from De Montfort University will present the results of a research project primarily funded by TRSA, TSA-UK and ETSA.
TRSA recently launched a customer/consumer-facing website to promote the hygiene and environmental advantages and supply-chain sustainability, as well as other benefits of linen, uniform and facility services. Users can view the website at LaundryServices.org. It includes a searchable directory of TRSA members so local businesses can find one near them.
Managing the fleet operations of linen, uniform and facility services companies comes with challenges that can generate stress and sleeplessness for fleet managers and other executives. Textile Services Weekly heard a lot about the difficulties confronting these managers during a panel discussion at the TRSA Fleet Summit in Baltimore.