Applications Due Soon for Academic, Continuing Education Scholarships


Webform applications and emailed supporting documents are due May 31 for the Merit-based College/Technical Institution scholarship from TRSA’s Textile Rental Education and Research Trust (TRERT). Full-time employees of a TRSA member company, as well as their children and grandchildren, are eligible for these funds for study at an accredited college, university or technical school.

New ETSA Chief’s Focus: Sustainability & Green Innovation


Elena Lai, the recently named secretary general of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA), says she’s eager to work with laundry operators, suppliers and industry trade groups across Europe and North America in order to advance solutions to challenges, including COVID-19 relief/rebuilding, healthcare textile supply chains, advancing a pro-environmental “circular” economy, promoting equal opportunity in a diverse industry and more.

Apply Today!: TRSA Industry Internship Program


TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives Committee recently developed several documents to help TRSA members develop and implement internships focused on 10-week summer programs focused on the fundamentals of sales and marketing, management and engineering.

Detroit Mayor Commemorates General Linen’s Centennial


Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) recently visited General Linen & Uniform Service at its 411 Piquette St. headquarters to mark the independent laundry’s 100th anniversary in the Motor City, according to a Facebook post and comments from Vice President John Shoemaker.

TRSA Internship Program Scores Big in Sophomore Year


When TRSA launched its internship program in 2017 to help companies find skilled labor and, in turn, give undergraduate students a chance to learn the business, the association created a mutually beneficial partnership. Now in its second year, the program has grown significantly with more than 200 students submitting resumes.

TRSAPAC Fly-In Features DOL Chief, Hill Meetings


The TRSAPAC Fly-In included several high-level meetings with key regulators and legislators. The linen, uniform and facility services executives that attended the two-day event met with a pair of House members, as well as the Secretary of Labor.

TSA Touts Industry, Apprenticeships at Parliamentary Event


The Textile Services Association (TSA), the United Kingdom’s trade association dedicated to protecting, promoting and educating the textile care industry, recently hosted a reception at the House of Commons to highlight textile services contributions to the British economy and celebrate the launch of the TSA’s new apprenticeship program.