New President Signs Flurry of Executive Orders


President Joe Biden (D) spent his first day in office on Jan. 20 signing a total of 17 executive orders. Several of those orders will have a direct impact on businesses, including the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

TRSA 2020 Healthcare Sector Benchmarking Report Available


The TRSA Healthcare Committee has released the results of the 2020 Healthcare Benchmarking Report, now available at The TRSA 2020 Healthcare Laundry Survey, co-sponsored by the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA), was compiled and distributed to a large cross section of TRSA and ARTA member linen, uniform and facility services companies serving the acute and non-acute healthcare sector in the United States and Canada.

TRSA Provides Vaccine, Stimulus Updates During Webinar


TRSA recently hosted a webinar that updated its members on the association’s advocacy efforts to raise the priority level of the linen, uniform and facility services industry to receive COVID vaccines. The hour-long presentation, titled “TRSA’s Vaccine Efforts & Industry Update” also provided information on the stimulus package that was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump (R) on Dec. 27, 2020.

UniFirst Debuts New Line of Healthcare Scrubs


UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently introduced a line of healthcare garments to its core uniform service offerings: WonderWink INDY™ scrubs. Provided in partnership with Fashion Seal Healthcare®, a division of the Superior Group of Companies Inc., this workwear solution combines the top features and benefits of the popular WonderWink® retail line of scrubs with innovative fabrics engineered to withstand the hygienic laundering process utilized with UniFirst healthcare uniform service programs, according to a news release.

Cleveland Clinic and Standard Textile Team Up on Masks


Standard Textile, Cincinnati, and Cleveland Clinic will collaborate to produce a nonmedical grade, reusable face mask that is designed for comfort and customization. Standard Textile will sell the face masks on its consumer website, according to a news release.

New ETSA Chief’s Focus: Sustainability & Green Innovation


Elena Lai, the recently named secretary general of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA), says she’s eager to work with laundry operators, suppliers and industry trade groups across Europe and North America in order to advance solutions to challenges, including COVID-19 relief/rebuilding, healthcare textile supply chains, advancing a pro-environmental “circular” economy, promoting equal opportunity in a diverse industry and more.

One Industry, One Voice: Legislative Conf. Set for March 24-25


Registration for TRSA’s 11th Annual Legislative Conference & Awards Dinner is now open at Prioritizing attendance at this event is the opportunity to establish relationships and help educate the nation’s legislators on the issues that are important to participants, their companies and our industry. This hybrid event will offer maximum engagement with registrants attending either in person at The Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA, or virtually, for those who cannot travel at this time.

Doc for Laundry Customers Highlights TRSA Members’ Value in Pandemic


Members are encouraged to use with customers and prospects TRSA’s updated statement on precautions operators take to ensure the reliability and safety of their production and customer service. Access the new Prepared for COVID-19: Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Providers here with a member password.