Aramark Moves Ahead with Uniform Spin-Off, Announces Board


Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, recently announced the Board of Directors for Aramark Uniform Services (AUS), the independent public company that will be formed following the spin-off. The transaction is expected to be completed at the end of the company’s fiscal year in September 2023, and is intended to be tax-free to Aramark and its stockholders, according to a news release.

TRSA Tours Innovative Ecolab Campus


TRSA staff recently visited the Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company complex in Naperville, IL, to discuss the company’s sustainability initiatives on behalf of the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The meeting included a tour of the Nalco Water University as well as the Research, Development & Engineering areas of the facility.

Safe, Secure and Sustainable: Study Touts Use of Reusable PPE


A recent article in Healthcare Management Forum noted the heightened importance of reusable personal protective equipment in the healthcare setting in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study concludes that reusable PPE has many benefits besides its effectiveness in protecting healthcare professionals and patients from infection by microorganisms. These advantages of reusable PPE include lower costs, domestic jobs and improved environmental performance.

LAVATEC Adds Southwick to Engineering Team


Thad Southwick recently joined LAVATEC as an application and support engineer. A linen, uniform and facility services industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, he is based in Cincinnati and reports to President Mark Thrasher, according to a news release.

Plant Preview – Back on ‘Topper’ in Toronto!


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming Fourth Annual Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours this Oct. 4-5 in Toronto will get a close look at a company that not only survived a disastrous fire and a series of COVID-19 lockdowns, but now has a fully refurbished plant, and an outlook on the future that’s brimming with optimism.

Incoming Ole Miss Freshman from NC Wins TRERT Scholarship


The son of HandCraft Services’ quality control/inventory/facilities manager based in High Point, NC, is the recipient of the 2023 Merit-based College/Technical Institution Scholarship awarded by TRSA’s Textile Rental Education and Research Trust (TRERT). Gregory Vallejos is entering his freshman year at the University of Mississippi.