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

12/02/2022

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.

Fleet Managers Hit Capitol Hill to Lobby Feds on EV Regs

09/23/2022

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.

Suppliers Double Down on PFAS, Review Performance Indicators

09/16/2022

TRSA’s Annual Conference in Nashville gave supplier partner members two opportunities to hear the latest prognosis for the PFAS regulatory burden that linen, uniform and facility services are likely to face. Suppliers heard about this first on Nov. 13 at the Supplier Partner Council meeting and again in a conference general session a day later.

Ricci Tours UK Laundries; Confers with Association Leaders

08/04/2022

As part of a strategic outreach effort, TRSA President and CEO Joseph Ricci recently traveled to the United Kingdom (UK) for talks with the British Textile Services Association (TSA), plus tours of four highly regarded laundries around London and the northern city of Leeds, England.

PFAS Waste – A Dark Cloud on the Laundry Industry’s Horizon

07/15/2022

So you thought getting through COVID-19 was bad? And the follow-on (continuing) crises of inflation and supply-chain/labor shortages? Well, buckle your seat belts laundry operators, because the EPA and state environmental officials are now in the process of targeting a textile chemical additive called PFAS. Their actions potentially could saddle you with extremely high wastewater-disposal costs.

New PFAS Regulations: How they Affect Your Business

06/24/2022

On June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced surprising new per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) drinking water health advisory levels. These new levels are significantly lower than current levels, even current laboratory detection limits.

Chicago Member Execs Tackle Advocacy, HR Topics

05/20/2022

A recent TRSA Town Hall in Chicago examined priorities for mobilizing the industry on government advocacy issues and promoting linen, uniform and facility services as employers. The discussion on May 16 gave executives from local companies an easily accessible, in-person forum to learn about TRSA’s latest activities on these issues and share information on their efforts to deal with them.

Morning in the Midwest: Prudential’s New Cleanroom Plant

04/29/2022

Prudential Overall Supply President Chris Welch recently journeyed to Heath, OH, for an April 26 news conference announcing plans for a new, 68,000-square-foot (6,317-square-meter) cleanroom laundry located in an industrial park about 30 minutes east of Columbus, the “Buckeye State” capital.

Supplier Partners Testify to Their CSR in Global Compact Survey

04/22/2022

More than 30 individuals representing TRSA supplier partner member companies responded positively to an email appeal to complete a checklist attesting to their companies’ adherence to principles of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. This supports linen, uniform and facility services operators in presenting their customers with evidence of their suppliers’ commitments to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Industrial Roundtable Covers Marketing, Fleet, Wastewater Issues

04/22/2022

Opportunities for uniform service growth were highlighted in TRSA’s recent Industrial Research and Roundtable session. It featured data presented by the Yes& agency, TRSA’s consultant on its Market Recovery and Expansion project, from the portion of this consumer and decision-maker research most relevant to the industry’s industrial sector.

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