Baird Survey: Respondents Remain in Growth Mode


Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the results of their First-Quarter 2024 Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. Respondents to both the uniform rental and linen rental surveys remained optimistic about their growth prospects this year.

HR Compensation Survey Deadline Extended


The TRSA Plant Employee Compensation study survey has been extended to allow for maximum operator involvement. The deadline for submission is March 29. TRSA members who participate in the survey receive at no cost a customized digital copy of the survey results for easy benchmarking. Non-participants can purchase the report.

Motoring Management – Fleet Execs Look Beyond Leasing


With costs rising and lingering supply-chain headaches, fleet operators with linen, uniform and facility services companies across North America are taking a hard look at phasing out leasing in favor of company-owned fleet vehicles, according to recent interviews conducted by TRSA editorial staff.

Florida F&B/Hospitality Update: A Two-Plant Snapshot


Textile Services Weekly recently visited commercial laundries in Ft. Myers and West Palm Beach, FL, to share insights with readers on how these companies, Premier Linen Services and Gold Coast Linen Service, are managing growth as the tourist season revs up in South Florida. Both companies reported robust sales, despite inflation and fierce competition for trade in textile services at area restaurants and hotels.

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.

TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference Wraps Up in Naples


TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference was held this Oct. 10-12 at The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon Golf Resort Hotel in Naples, FL. Nestled between the beach and the golf course, the conference connected key linen, uniform and facility services industry leaders, allowing an opportunity to mix professional development and industry updates with several networking opportunities including an interactive charcuterie building challenge, the TRSA Open Nine-Hole Golf Tournament and an optional brewery tour.

TRSA Business Pulse Survey Shifts to Goldman Sachs


Goldman Sachs is partnering with TRSA to re-launch the periodic Business Pulse survey. Previous recipients of the questionnaire and new contacts who oversee linen, uniform and facility services business locations can expect the survey form to arrive in their email the week of Sept. 5.

Ecolab VP Talks Sustainability on Washington Post Live


Calvin Emanuel, the vice president and general manager of Sustainable Business Solutions at Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, recently joined a live discussion hosted by The Washington Post to discuss how companies are reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time growing their business.