TRSA President & CEO Shares Industry Insights on Podcast


TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci appears on the latest episode of The Manufacturers Network Podcast, hosted by Lisa Ryan. During the podcast, Ricci shared his insights into the $50 billion U.S. linen, uniform and facility services industry, touching on its economic impact, sustainability efforts and future trends.

Readers Rave about the Quality of TRSA’s Magazine


TRSA recently completed its AdBrand™ Survey of January’s Textile Services. The study offered advertisers insights from readers on each of their display ads, while the magazine staff received comments on the quality of the publication’s coverage of the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

M&As – Urge to Merge Still Strong, Despite Rising Costs


Consolidation in the linen, uniform and facility services industry continues to churn in the post-COVID-19 era, as it did before. What’s changed since the late ’20-teens is the fact that inflation and rising interest costs have complicated these transactions for prospective buyers. For a closer look at the impact of these trends, we recently interviewed Jim Gutheim, president of James Gutheim and Associates Inc., Encino, CA, a leading broker for commercial laundries looking either to buy or sell laundry businesses.

Your Experience Counts: Online Customer Industry Talk, Nov. 7


Produced by the Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committee, TRSA’s Nov. 7 virtual Market Sector Conversations will prompt you to consider how four major business challenges have shaped your career and personal development, and will continue to do so. As you discuss these issues’ impact on the industry’s service to its key customer industry markets (F&B/Hospitality, Healthcare and Industrial), regardless of your professional role, you’ll benefit from the experience-sharing and idea exchange.

Celebrating Diversity – ‘Cultural Competency’ is the Key


With the holidays just around the corner, executives at linen, uniform and facility services companies across North America are planning parties to mark the Christmas/New Year’s season. But if you – like most companies – have a culturally diverse staff, how do you celebrate in ways that don’t inadvertently alienate minority staff members, thus sapping morale and fueling turnover?

Operator Options: Build New, Build Out or Buy In


For those readers that receive the Textile Services print magazine, we invite you to take a moment to review this month’s cover article, titled “Build Vs. Build Out: Trailblazing Operators Share their Stories.” In it, you’ll learn about four laundries that recently tackled major expansion projects.

Rental Textiles – A Win-Win for Hotels, Laundries


U.S. hoteliers and laundry operators can learn valuable lessons from their British cousins on converting customer-owned goods (COG) laundry services to rental plans. That was the message that two United Kingdom (UK) consultants brought to a Sept. 27 TRSA webinar titled “Why UK Rental Linen Leads and How the U.S. Can Follow.”