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.

Mitigating Risk in a Volatile Energy Market


For many businesses, the current energy landscape has changed the way they approach their energy management, going so far as to put a serious strain on some businesses, with others looking to minimize budgetary risk as much as possible while still aligning with sustainability goals. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach or answer, it’s wise to take a comprehensive look at your organization’s particular needs and goals.

Fleet Managers Hit Capitol Hill to Lobby Feds on EV Regs


Fleet Management Association members gathered in Washington Sept. 19-21 to discuss the emerging regulatory burdens of vehicle electrification and make their case that the federal government must accelerate plans to support electric-vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

The Inflation Reduction Act – A High Level Review on Energy


On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden (D) signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.While there is a lot to unpack from the bill, the focus here is on the energy component, which aims to invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030.

JENSEN-GROUP ’22 First-Half Earnings Up Nearly 40%


The JENSEN-GROUP, Burgdorf, Switzerland, the parent company of JENSEN USA Inc., recently reported revenue for the first half of 2022 of 171.2 million euros ($172 million) – an increase of 37.8% vs. the same period last year, according to a news release. JENSEN officials attribute the earnings spike to a backlog of orders from the end of 2021 and strong orders from early this year.

Cooperative Laundry Opens High-Tech Plant in Texas


Public officials in San Marcos, TX, recently announced the opening of a new “robotic” hospitality laundry operated by Cooperative Laundry of Kearney, NJ, that’s expected to bring 100 new jobs to the city located roughly 30 minutes southwest of the Texas capital of Austin.