Fillip to Succeed Stern as NOVO CEO


NOVO Health Services recently announced that CEO David Stern will retire from that post on Nov. 1. Karl Fillip II, who previously served as president, will succeed him as CEO.

Reopening Tour: Mission Linen Shares Staffing Successes, COVID Challenges


Because Mission Linen & Uniform Service has rental customers across the range of businesses served by the industry, the TRSA Reopening Tour stop at the company’s Newark, CA, plant on Sept. 22 provided insights into pandemic impacts and recovery applicable to the entire industry. Tour hosts shared their experience dating back from the onset of COVID-19 to their present-day tactics for addressing employment and supply-chain challenges.

‘Take Pride’: Roscoe Aids Effort to Redesign Lion Habitat


When Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park Zoo announced its campaign for an expansion that includes a state-of-the-art redesign of its lion habitat, it was an opportunity too good to pass up for a historic West Side business with a lion as its logo and a 100-year anniversary that coincides with the habitat’s completion, according to a news release.

Cintas’ Chief Weighs in on Company’s Growth, Culture


After a 40-year tenure that has witnessed unprecedented innovation and meteoric growth in the uniform and industrial services sector and related markets, Cintas Corp. Chairman Scott Farmer now sees his company’s biggest long-term challenge in figuring out how to compete not only against other laundries, but with online companies such as Amazon and retailers such as Wal-Mart.

Prudential at 89: Growing Stronger in a ‘Challenging Year’


Prudential Overall Supply, Irvine, CA, recently marked its 89th anniversary. The family-owned and operated independent has made remarkable progress since its founding in 1932 by John D. Clark as a one-man operation. Today, Prudential is a nationally branded industrial operator that serves some 28,000 customers from coast to coast.

G.A. Braun … Still Innovating After All these Years


This year marks G.A. Braun Inc.’s 75th anniversary, according to J.B. Werner, CEO and board chairman for this U.S.-based laundry machinery and systems manufacturer. Werner credits the company’s continued expansion – despite COVID-19 and a fiercely competitive market – to its dedication to continuously improving its lineup of wash aisle and finishing machinery.

Gurtler Industries Celebrates 40th Anniversary


At a time when experience matters most, the three active generations of the Gurtler family are celebrating the company’s 40th year in business. From its beginning as a small family-owned business serving the Midwest, Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, has grown into an international leader in the commercial laundry industry, now serving customers throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central America and Australia, according to a news release.