Swedish AI Firm ‘Sees’ Hazards with Cameras, Wi-Fi


For years, laundry operators have mounted cameras both in and out of laundry operations in order to enhance security and help ensure compliance with workplace policies. Now, as artificial intelligence (AI) comes to the fore, a Swedish company is taking this idea in a new direction with a camera-based AI system that analyzes safety conditions.

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.

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.

Nov. 2 Webinar to Feature Robotic Systems for Garment Handling


Fixed-position machines that pick, separate, grasp and feed textiles approximate the versatility of the human form and speed laundry production. For tasks that only human limbs can accomplish, emerging wearable technology may achieve the same ends and reduce injuries. Examples of such robotics will be discussed in a TRSA webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on Nov. 2, “Machines More Like People – and People More Like Machines.”

Automation and Sustainability Showcased at TXCA & CLE


A total of 337 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions showcased their latest innovations to 27,247 attendees from 59 countries and regions this Sept. 25-27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The products on display at the three-day event represented some of the most up-to-date solutions in respect to automation and sustainability, according to a news release.

Tips for Insuring Against Cyber Crime


September’s Textile Services magazine will feature critical insights from a leading insurer of commercial laundries on the ins and outs of protecting your business against cyber attacks.

Q&A – Marketing Maven Mulls Key Issues


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming 110th Annual Conference this Oct. 10-12 in Naples, FL, can look forward to a keynote address by one of the leading marketing practitioners in the world today, Andrew Davis. A best-selling author and CEO of Monumental Shift, Davis will bring impeccable credentials to his Oct. 12 address. He’ll tackle a range of issues confronting today’s business leaders, with an emphasis on the role of creativity in leveraging growth. Below are excerpts from a recent interview Davis did with Textile Services Weekly.