TRSA Instrumental in Getting Reusable Healthcare Textile Bill Introduced in NY


New York State Assembly Member Amanda Septimo (D-84th District) last week introduced AB 6995. The legislation would amend the New York public health law, and require healthcare facilities to maintain a 50% operating threshold of certain reusable healthcare protective textiles in their inventory. New York State Sen. Cordell Cleare (D-30th District) introduced the New York State Senate companion bill.

Production Summit Features Cintas, Crothall Plant Tours


On May 10–11, TRSA hosted its Annual Production Summit & Plant Tours in Kansas City, MO. During this two-day event, 91 attendees traveled from across the country for a full day of professional development focused on plant production, followed by a day of touring two Kansas City-area facilities.

Association Execs Meet to Share Information on International Issues


The annual in-person meeting of global linen, uniform and facility services industry association executives highlighted the value of collaboration to address issues impacting the industry. Leaders from a dozen organizations representing laundry operators and supplier partners across Europe and North America met in Bern, Switzerland, in April to share best practices for promoting the industry’s positive impact on safety, comfort, hygiene and image of their customers and economic impact, as well as analysis of increased costs and pending regulation.

‘SOLS’ Sophomore: Oregon GM Psyched for Year II of EMI


Antonio Casillas, a first-generation Mexican immigrant with nine years’ experience working his way up at an Oregon healthcare co-op laundry, says he’s eager for his second year at TRSA’s Executive Management Institute (EMI) this Aug. 6-10 in Hyattsville, MD.

Our Industry to Regulators: Use Sound Science on PFAS


A position paper for industrywide and individual companies’ advocacy, TRSA’s “Addressing PFAS in the Environment,” makes the case that any regulation of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances needs to be based on strong science. The document also points to the need for collaboration on effective treatment and disposal technologies for wastewater and solids.

The Gulf Coast of Florida to Host TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference


Sunny Naples, FL, will be the host city of TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference being held this Oct. 10-12. Nestled between the beach and the golf course, the conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon Golf Resort Hotel and will connect industry leaders, allowing an opportunity to mix professional development and industry updates with some social networking including an interactive charcuterie building challenge, the TRSA Open 9-Hole Golf Tournament and an optional brewery tour.