Reino Linen, MI – Growing Strong, 15 Years On


Reino Linen’s plant in Brownstown, MI, has come a long way since its founding in 2009 as a satellite facility for Reino’s Gibsonburg, OH, laundry. Reino/Brownstown currently is processing roughly 45-48 million lbs. of healthcare textiles annually for Detroit-area hospitals and clinics. Textile Services magazine is also planning a profile article on the Michigan plant.

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.

Texas Medical Center Co-op Partners with UNX-Christeyns


As the laundry conduit for the world’s largest medical complex, the Texas Medical Center Hospital Laundry (TMCHL) Co-op Association in Houston is now busier than ever. Three years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the hospitals to curtail services that led to a sharp decrease in patients and a steep drop in laundry volume. With the health crisis officially over and a new management team in place, the co-op has successfully turned the corner and is now achieving production levels above pre-pandemic levels.

NHS Upping its Use of Reusable Textiles


A firm based in Hampshire, England, is partnering with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to reduce its production of plastic waste and increase its use of reusable textiles, according to a recent report.

Safe, Secure and Sustainable: Study Touts Use of Reusable PPE


A recent article in Healthcare Management Forum noted the heightened importance of reusable personal protective equipment in the healthcare setting in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study concludes that reusable PPE has many benefits besides its effectiveness in protecting healthcare professionals and patients from infection by microorganisms. These advantages of reusable PPE include lower costs, domestic jobs and improved environmental performance.

Plant Preview – Back on ‘Topper’ in Toronto!


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming Fourth Annual Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours this Oct. 4-5 in Toronto will get a close look at a company that not only survived a disastrous fire and a series of COVID-19 lockdowns, but now has a fully refurbished plant, and an outlook on the future that’s brimming with optimism.

Coming in August – United Hospitality Services


Like hotel laundries across the U.S. and beyond, UHS soldiered on through the downturn that accompanied the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Now the company has fully recovered and reports robust growth in the article titled “United Hospitality Services—‘A Company of Solutions.’”

Survey Data Informs Changes to Texcare International


As a result of feedback from exhibitors and visitors, Texcare International in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, will be held in autumn and run a total of four days from Wednesday through Saturday beginning with the 2024 show. The new dates for next year’s show are Nov. 6-9, 2024.

Triple D Uniform Expands with New Equipment


The old axiom that everything is bigger in Texas is alive and well. The state’s population is among the fastest growing in the U.S., and well-run businesses like Triple D Uniform & Linen Service are responding to the challenge. A local staple in Houston for more than 50 years, they recently expanded service to markets in central Texas and, in turn, upgraded their machinery to handle the increased business.