Milliken Successfully Eliminates PFAS from Textile Business


The textile business of TRSA supplier partner Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently announced that it has successfully eliminated all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, from its textile fibers and finishes portfolio, becoming the first U.S.-based multi-market textile manufacturer to accomplish this goal, according to a news release.

TRSA Hosts Info Session on Massachusetts Waste Ban


In light of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) expanding their waste-disposal ban to include textiles, TRSA hosted an hour-long information session on Jan. 25 to discuss the impact on the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Regulatory Risks: TRSA Updates its Members on PFAS


TRSA held a webinar on Jan. 19 to update its members on the most recent information concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their impact on the linen, uniform and facility services industry through potential government regulations.

‘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.

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.

Suppliers Double Down on PFAS, Review Performance Indicators


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


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.