Alera Group Acquires Haylor, Freyer & Coon


Alera Group, an independent national insurance and wealth services firm, recently announced the acquisition of Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc., a TRSA Business Solutions Partner and top 100 independently owned insurance agency providing insurance and risk-management solutions.

Coming in November … Insights on Unitex’s Centennial Salute


On July 25, Unitex marked the family-owned healthcare launderer’s 100th anniversary. Due to Unitex’s rapid growth since the mid-’90s, top managers planned events at 11 different facilities to mark the centennial. Based in Elmsford, NY, the company’s family executive team, including Chairman Michael Potack and sons President David and CEO Rob, led the festivities at plants in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Committee Updates Member Compliance Resources for Two OSHA Rules


Enhanced templates for members’ use in documenting their programs for compliance with OSHA bloodborne pathogens and hazard communication rules are now available on These Microsoft Office files, accessible via TRSA member logon and password, enable linen, uniform and facility services companies to insert their company names and edit provisions to suit their specific practices.

Annual Conference Speaker: Systematizing Sales Strategies


Salespeople know what got them to where they are today. Yet salespeople and their leaders often struggle to determine what they should be training their people on when there are an unlimited number of options available. Training has to be relevant and immediately applicable if we’re going to get salespeople engaged, and that’s a challenge in and of itself.