Wisconsin Tax Bill Clears Another Hurdle

02/16/2024

Off the hard work of the participants of the WATS/TRSA Legislative Day in Madison, WI, the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means passed AB 945 by a vote of 8 – 4. The legislation would add the Standard Industrial Codes (SIC) for the linen, uniform and facility services industry to the list of eligible industries to receive the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit (MATX), saving the industry thousands of dollars annually.

Rep. Huizenga Visits CLS Facility

02/16/2024

Continental Linen Service (CLS) recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) to its Kalamazoo, MI, plant. TRSA organized this meeting with the congressman and the CLS team, which included members representing three of the family-owned and operated company’s four generations.

TSA-UK Releases Sustainability Report

02/09/2024

The Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) has released its sustainability report that outlines the industry’s journey to a sustainable future where industrial laundering thrives on radical innovation to decarbonize the industry’s primary energy demands. The report also shines a light on the importance of actively engaging with its global value chain and the critical role played by people at all levels to make a lasting difference.

TRSA and WATS Move Legislation with Capitol Visits

02/09/2024

The Wisconsin Association of Textile Services (WATS) and TRSA members participated in a Wisconsin Legislative Day to continue the momentum of Senate Bill 845/Assembly Bill 945. The legislation allows the linen, uniform and facility services industry to be eligible to utilize the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit (MATC), significantly reducing the industry’s tax liability.

TRSA and WATS Members Push Legislation Forward

02/02/2024

Members of TRSA and the Wisconsin Association of Textile Services (WATS) moved Assembly Bill 945 further down the track by recently participating in a hearing held by the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

EEOC Officials Join TRSA Webinar

01/19/2024

TRSA hosted its first webinar of the new year on Jan. 18. Titled “How to Respond to EEOC Discrimination Charges: A Guide for Employers,” the webinar outlined best practices for responding when an applicant or employee files a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

TRSA Participates in Wisconsin Senate Hearing

01/19/2024

Members of TRSA and the Wisconsin Association of Textile Services (WATS) participated in a hearing held by the Committee of Universities and Revenue of the Wisconsin State Senate. The delegation consisting of Jim Leef, WATS chairman; Sara Gunderson, Gunderson Uniform & Linen Rental; and Jim Vaudreuil, Huebsch Services, testified in front of the committee in support of Senate Bill 845.

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