‘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.

TRSA Legislative Conference – Hill Day Briefing

12/01/2022

All laundry operators and supplier partners who are concerned about the impact of national policies on the linen, uniform and facility services industry should note that TRSA has planned a briefing at the association’s upcoming Legislative Conference to familiarize attendees with the ins and outs of DC policymaking.

Stress Management – Provide ‘Safe Space’ for Staff to Heal

11/04/2022

Employees often bring emotional issues to work … Examples range from having political views that lead to arguments on the plant floor to concerns about hate crimes/discrimination. Other times it’s personal … worries about a broken relationship or a family illness can generate stress – and undermine staff morale. Employers can help tackle these problems by providing staff with a “safe space” to work through their stress – and if necessary get them outside help. The issue of stress management was the focus of a Nov. 3 webinar facilitated by Kortney Overzet, chair of TRSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. This hour-long discussion drew 20-plus attendees to look at steps that employers can take to help reduce workplace stress.

Milliken & Co. Gets Recognition for Sustainable Practices

09/30/2022

Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently received a gold rating on its 2022 EcoVadis assessment. EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, providing detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical considerations across 200-plus purchasing categories and more than 160 countries. Milliken’s score places it in the top 7% of more than 90,000 organizations rated by EcoVadis.

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.

Chair’s Choice: Women’s Empowerment Charity

08/19/2022

TRSA Chair Noël Hammer Richardson will complete her two-year term next month, and TRSA members are encouraged to show their appreciation by donating to Richardson’s charity of choice, Women’s Empowerment, based in her hometown of Sacramento, CA.

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.

Up To Date Upgrades Focus on Energy Efficiency

07/15/2022

Up to Date Laundry (UTD) recently received more than $1.1 million of Commercial PACE financing from Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate (CounterpointeSRE) to support energy-efficient capital improvements at its Baltimore facility, according to a news release.

‘Roaring with Pride’: TRSA Next Gens Tour Roscoe Plant

06/17/2022

As part of TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives Committee meeting on June 15 in Chicago, 20-plus leaders of their companies toured the Roscoe Co. plant on the city’s west side. The business is now celebrating its 100th anniversary as a family-owned-and-operated independent industrial laundry.

Town Hall Talks: Labor, Supply-Chain Shortages & Inflation

06/10/2022

TRSA recently held a series of six Regional Town Hall meetings that drew laundry operators and supplier partners from across North America, including a session dedicated to Canadian operators. These virtual gatherings focused on a range of issues such as recruitment/retention challenges, as well as policy developments in areas ranging from a new indoor heat standard to the growing prominence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs used by businesses worldwide.

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