Motoring Management – Fleet Execs Look Beyond Leasing


With costs rising and lingering supply-chain headaches, fleet operators with linen, uniform and facility services companies across North America are taking a hard look at phasing out leasing in favor of company-owned fleet vehicles, according to recent interviews conducted by TRSA editorial staff.

Bryan Bartsch Ascends to CEO Role at Ecotex


Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recently announced that Bryan Bartsch, who has served as the president of the Ecotex Group since 2018, will succeed his father, Randy Bartsch, as the company’s next CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2024. He will become the third generation of the Bartsch family to lead the business.

Healthcare Conf. Features Interactive Panels, Medline Tour


On Nov. 15–16, TRSA hosted its 12th Annual Healthcare Conference and Exchange in Memphis, TN. The Healthcare Conference was held in conjunction with the Sixth Annual Marketing, Sales & Service Summit, and began with a joint reception bringing both groups of industry executives together.

Next-Gen Execs Discuss Strategic Planning, Professional Development


A Nov. 9 TRSA virtual roundtable enabled about 50 next-generation industry executives to share their companies’ experience in strategic planning and employee professional development, reflecting these disciplines’ importance to ensuring a bright future for linen, uniform and facility services companies and their supplier partners.

TRSA Marketing, Sales & Service Summit Continues to Expand


Memphis, TN, was the location for the Sixth Annual Marketing, Sales & Service Summit, the most well-attended Marketing Summit to date. Adding service to the mix for the first time reinforced the importance of a team approach to customer satisfaction and retention in the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Nov. 30 Virtual Roundtable to Cover Plant Upgrading


In TRSA’s “Building a New Plant” virtual roundtable Nov. 30, Arway Linen & Uniform will continue to discuss with industry peers the finer points of opening its new laundry, facilitating a forum in which all participants can benefit from this discussion, relating it to any renovation, expansion or relocation project.

NLRB Extends the Effective Date of Joint-Employer Rule


On Nov. 16, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) extended the effective date of its recent rule on determining the standard for joint-employer status to Feb. 26, 2024, to facilitate resolution of legal challenges with respect to the rule. Notice of the extension will be published in the Federal Register, according to a news release.

Florida F&B/Hospitality Update: A Two-Plant Snapshot


Textile Services Weekly recently visited commercial laundries in Ft. Myers and West Palm Beach, FL, to share insights with readers on how these companies, Premier Linen Services and Gold Coast Linen Service, are managing growth as the tourist season revs up in South Florida. Both companies reported robust sales, despite inflation and fierce competition for trade in textile services at area restaurants and hotels.