APPI Energy COO Appointed to TEPA Board


The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recently announced its board of directors for 2022, which includes APPI Energy COO Jennifer Underwood. APPI Energy is a TRSA Business Solutions Partner.

Golden State Revving Up New Regulatory Threats


The California leg of TRSA’s Reopening Tour (trips to U.S. regions to meet locally with members) on Sept. 19-23 found Golden State laundry operators recovering but by no means free of COVID-19 challenges. Already operating in a difficult state regulatory environment, the TRSA visitors and California members learned about new rules – those under review or slated for implementation – that would add to the already significant burdens confronting businesses, including the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Energy Efficiency: Planning for Peak Alerts


As heat waves roll through, organizations can expect to receive peak alerts, either from the team at TRSA Business Solutions Partner APPI Energy, or from your electricity supplier or local utility. While no one can know which days or hours will end up setting peak demand levels for the year, reducing your demand can help lower energy costs by lowering your peak load contribution (PLC) tags.

‘Make the World Green Again!’: Webinar Highlights Sustainability


TRSA recently participated in a 90-minute webinar with international partners DTV (Germany), ETSA (Europe), FBT (Belgium) and TSA-UK to discuss global sustainability efforts in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The webinar, titled “Make the World Green Again!” took place on June 30 and featured a speaker from each participating association as well as a question-and-answer session for participants.

Lavatec’s Energy Survey Highlights Rising Demand, Cost


Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, recently commissioned an online survey of North American industrial laundry customers in the wake of current economic events and the expected impact on future energy consumption. Three quarters of survey respondents think energy costs will rise significantly in the coming years, according to a news release.

TRSA Hosts Webinar on Managing Energy, Reducing Costs


TRSA recently held a webinar titled “Holistic Energy Management,” sponsored by APPI Energy. The webinar was hosted by Margo Madden, vice president of energy solutions at APPI Energy, and attended by roughly 50 executives in the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

American Rescue Plan: More Aid; Large Company Tax Hikes


The American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 is now a reality. Signed by President Joe Biden (D) on March 11, the $1.9-trillion bill is mostly known for payments to individuals. But of critical concern to the owners, managers and shareholders of linen, uniform and facility services businesses, are provisions that include the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and more.