TRSA Announces Partnership with WATS

06/17/2022

The board of the Wisconsin Association of Textile Services (WATS) has decided to partner with TRSA to run its association. This change will make WATS a different and more valuable organization, WATS Chair Jim Leef shared in a recent letter to WATS members.

MMI Returns with Brand-New Program

06/10/2022

TRSA’s 29th Annual Maintenance Management Institute (MMI) returns after a two-year hiatus. The program has been revamped with new speakers, a new location and new topics, but remains the industry’s longest-running and most-recognized maintenance-management and technology-development program.

EMI Co-Founder, Ex-IIL Chief Passes On

06/03/2022

Bernard (Bernie) Ehrlich, 95, the founder of TRSA’s leading educational program, the Executive Management Institute (EMI), passed away on May 18 due to an illness. Ehrlich’s career spanned 42 years of leadership in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. He had a unique impact on generations of laundry operators who served under his tutelage.

Production Summit Thrives on Diversity of Industry’s Operations

05/20/2022

Manifesting TRSA as a collaboration of members from single-plant local companies to international chains, the May 18-19 Production Summit & Plant Tours in Chicago reflected participants’ interest in learning about practices from industry colleagues whose organizations don’t exactly resemble their own. The 80 attendees also were intrigued with consultants who offered economywide perspectives on labor force issues, giving the group ideas about how to improve employee recruiting and retention.

Summit Reflects Everyday HR/Safety Shared Challenges

05/20/2022

Specialists in either safety/health or human resources, or generalists responsible for both, found abundant common ground May 17 at TRSA’s HR, Health & Safety Summit in Chicago. All benefited from practical, hands-on analysis of trends, issues and techniques they could use to improve their corporate cultures. They went home with numerous ideas thanks to presentations specific to the industry or covering best practices from other industries, as well as peer-to-peer sharing.

TRSA Tackles Industry Issues at CA Town Hall

05/13/2022

While California’s impending electric vehicle mandates accounted for much discussion at the TRSA Fleet Summit, May 9-10, Long Beach, CA, participants in that event also were part of the TRSA Town Hall there. This afternoon meeting consisted of a review of the industry’s current legislative and regulatory priorities as well as a discussion of how TRSA can plan future industrywide networking and information-sharing opportunities.

32nd Annual PMI: Build and Enhance Your Management Team

05/06/2022

Laundry managers at all levels will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to manage plant operations successfully and efficiently as participants in TRSA’s 32nd Annual Roger F. Cocivera Professional Management Institute (PMI), hosted at the University of Maryland, August 7-11.

EMI Helps Create Opportunity for Industry Rising Stars

04/29/2022

When attendees of TRSA’s 57th Annual Ehrlich-Stempler Executive Management Institute (EMI) gather this August in the Washington, DC, area, they’ll access unmatched educational, networking and professional-development opportunities through this unique course for leaders in the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

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