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.

Balfurd Taps $237,000-Plus in Grants, Utility Savings


Laundry operators typically scoff when they hear “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” But in the case of Balfurd Linen and Uniform Co., Tipton, PA, access to state and federal grant money for improving energy efficiency is generating a big payback, including a $182,976 grant for new dryers that are expected to net the company $54,630 in yearly utility-cost savings. A similar grant request is in the works for a new tunnel washer, according to a news release from the Penn State Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).