Plant Preview – Back on ‘Topper’ in Toronto!


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming Fourth Annual Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours this Oct. 4-5 in Toronto will get a close look at a company that not only survived a disastrous fire and a series of COVID-19 lockdowns, but now has a fully refurbished plant, and an outlook on the future that’s brimming with optimism.

Energy Outlook – Summer 2023


As summer temperatures start to climb, the energy markets are gearing up for the increase in demand, caused largely by increased air conditioning load. Weather is always a factor in energy pricing, and we’ll also take a quick look at current market fundamentals and the transition to renewables with an eye on summer demand.

APPI Energy Announces Merger with Environ Energy


APPI Energy, a TRSA Business Solutions Partner specializing in comprehensive energy-management strategies for commercial, industrial, government and nonprofit clients, recently announced that it has merged with Environ, an energy-management company specializing in sustainability consulting services. The partnership aims to strengthen APPI Energy’s current sustainability and efficiency offerings to both the APPI Energy client base and their affinity partners.

Critical Obstacles: What Keeps Fleet Managers Up at Night?


Managing the fleet operations of linen, uniform and facility services companies comes with challenges that can generate stress and sleeplessness for fleet managers and other executives. Textile Services Weekly heard a lot about the difficulties confronting these managers during a panel discussion at the TRSA Fleet Summit in Baltimore.

Winter Savings: Tips for Reducing Energy Costs


Winter is officially here, and with the winter season comes the inevitable roller coaster of weather forecasts, winter storms and energy costs. For businesses, heating your buildings and facilities could be one of your largest expenses and operating costs, and with market volatility settling in for the foreseeable future, many areas of the country will likely continue to experience higher costs for natural gas and electricity.

‘Found Money’: NJ Operator Taps Rebates for New Equipment


Brian Beere, owner of Single Source Plus, a hospitality launderer in Bellmawr, NJ, recently received a roughly $17,000 rebate check from his local utility, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSEG), Newark, NJ, following his purchase of an energy-saving “insulation blanket” from an area supplier.

Identifying a Cost-Effective Energy Management Strategy


Rising costs are a pain point for most businesses and organizations in 2022, and energy costs are no exception, with natural gas and electricity prices experiencing unprecedented market volatility. A variety of factors, both nationally and internationally, are contributing to high electricity and natural gas prices, and while many are out of your immediate control, what you can do is take a closer look at your current energy-management strategy to identify opportunities to reduce energy usage and energy costs.