Regional Zoom Participants Gain Insight into Texas Politics

08/14/2020

TRSA recently hosted a Texas Regional Zoom Meeting facilitated by TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci and Vice President of Government Relations and Certification Kevin Schwalb. Ricci and Schwalb were joined by a special guest during the call – TRSA’s Texas-based Legislative Consultant Jesse Ancira, founder and principal, Ancira Strategies.

President Trump Issues Executive Orders for COVID-19 Relief

08/14/2020

In the absence of congressional agreement about the extension of COVID-19-related relief, President Donald J. Trump (R) recently signed four Executive Orders that will potentially impact linen, uniform and facility services businesses and their employees. These orders have been challenged by members of Congress as being unconstitutional, and it is unclear whether looming court action will block their enforcement.

CA Laundries, Long-Term Care Providers Adopt UV Tech

08/14/2020

OMNI Solutions, Baraboo, WI, recently partnered with Revolve Laundry in San Diego to install the LUX Laundry System. By adding UV light to existing laundry systems, the LUX can supercharge the water in those systems with hospital-grade disinfecting and cleaning power, according to a news release.

Californians Swap Notes on COVID-19; Get Leg/Reg Updates

08/14/2020

TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci and Vice President of Government Relations and Certification Kevin Schwalb hosted a California Regional Zoom Meeting on Aug. 12 to update operators on TRSA’s COVID-19 response and facilitate information sharing on a range of legislative and regulatory issues.

TRSA Tells FEMA – Make Linen, Uniform and Facility Services a Priority After Natural Disasters

08/14/2020

As the U.S. enters the height of hurricane season, TRSA is encouraging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make the linen, uniform and facility services industry a priority to get operational. This means restoring power and clearing roadways so plants can process and deliver the needed linens and uniforms to healthcare facilities, public utilities and locations housing displaced citizens due to a natural disaster.

Division Laundry Highlighted in Manufacturers’ E-Journal

08/14/2020

Division Laundry & Cleaners, San Antonio, recently received another salute from an area organization, the San Antonio Manufacturing Association (SAMA). This recognition comes on the heels of last month’s selection of Division as a Family-Owned Business of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal.

UniFirst Celebrates Annual Founder’s Day Amid COVID-19

08/14/2020

Founder’s Day is the day each year when the 260-plus locations of UniFirst Corp. across North and Central America celebrate the memory and business values of company founder Aldo Croatti. The company’s 14,000 employee team partners took a break from their busy schedules this July to honor the man who started the $1.8-billion uniform service and supply company in 1936 out of an old horse barn in Dorchester, MA, according to a news release.

SBA Provides Further Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness

08/07/2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, recently released updated guidance to address borrower and lender questions related to forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as provided under Section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and amended by the PPP Flexibility Act.

EDRO Celebrates Safety Milestone

08/07/2020

EDRO Corp., East Berlin, CT, recently announced that it will celebrate on Aug. 10, 300 consecutive days without a reported injury in its manufacturing facility. The management team and Safety Committee take safety protocols and procedures seriously, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

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