Balfurd Brand Refresh – Q&A with Fourth-Generation Owner


When a company’s nearing its centennial – Balfurd Linen & Uniform Service will mark its 100th anniversary in 2027 – it’s not unusual to want to brush up its image. Balfurd owner Monika Manter and her team recently did just that with the rollout of a new logo in multiple formats for the Tipton, PA-based mixed laundry operator. Below, she answered questions from Textile Services Weekly on the process.

Supplier Partner Workshop Kicks Off Legislative Conference


TRSA kickstarted its 13th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, with a three-hour workshop on March 21 designed exclusively for supplier partners to the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The workshop’s four sessions were designed to inform and educate industry suppliers about the latest supply-chain trends, sustainable practices, the importance of branding and how understanding the industry’s end users helps build relationships with operators.

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.

Marketing Toolkit Now Available for TRSA Operators


After a year of researching consumer and industry end users, compiling in-depth data, developing insights, creating personas based on key target audiences and developing a messaging platform, TRSA announced the creation of a marketing toolkit and collateral available free of charge to all operator members.

SixD Consulting Announces Name Change & New Ownership


SixD Consulting, Findlay, OH, recently announced a change in ownership and subsequent name change. Dan Gonder is now sole owner, as Eric Kurjan steps down as president. The company will now be known as Strategic In/Sight Partners and will continue its work with leadership teams to improve results by providing strategic planning, performance improvement and organizational health, according to a news release.

Readership Survey Affirms Textile Services’ Value


The latest edition of TRSA’s AdBrand™ survey of Textile Services magazine showed that the publication continues to earn high marks from operators in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. They praised both the editorial and advertising that appears in TRSA’s monthly magazine.

TRSA to Present Video Awards at Legislative Conference


Eleven TRSA member operator and supplier partner members’ video work has been honored with a 2022 TRSA Industry Award for such productions, to be acknowledged at a March 30 dinner at TRSA’s 12th Annual Legislative Conference & Annual Industry Awards in Washington, DC.

Kleen-Tex: Back Home in LaGrange


Kleen-Tex USA is hoping the third time’s a charm for its recently reacquired production space located in the mat manufacturer’s historic base in LaGrange, GA.

UniFirst Strikes Deal with the NFL’s Patriots


UniFirst Corp. recently inked a three-year sponsorship agreement with Kraft Sports + Entertainment. The deal names the Wilmington, MA-based linen, uniform and facility services company as the “Official Uniform Supply Company” of the New England Patriots, according to a news release.