Networking Gets Busy as New TRSA Pro Groups Meet Online


TRSA member virtual networking is in high season. Two events occurred March 5 and 7, with the Production Network Virtual Open Forum and Women in Textile Services Virtual Roundtable, respectively. On March 12, the Human Resources and Safety Networks will conduct a roundtable of their own.

Celebrating Diversity – ‘Cultural Competency’ is the Key


With the holidays just around the corner, executives at linen, uniform and facility services companies across North America are planning parties to mark the Christmas/New Year’s season. But if you – like most companies – have a culturally diverse staff, how do you celebrate in ways that don’t inadvertently alienate minority staff members, thus sapping morale and fueling turnover?

Safe Space Series Honored at DEI Awards


The work of TRSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee was recognized at a recent luncheon in New York as a finalist in Ragan Communication’s 2023 CSR & Diversity Awards. TRSA was awarded Honorable Mention in the Training category for its DEI Safe Space Series.

Plant Preview – Back on ‘Topper’ in Toronto!


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming Fourth Annual Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours this Oct. 4-5 in Toronto will get a close look at a company that not only survived a disastrous fire and a series of COVID-19 lockdowns, but now has a fully refurbished plant, and an outlook on the future that’s brimming with optimism.

TRSA and TSA-UK Strengthen Partnership During Recent Visit


TRSA and the Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) have announced an important new stage in their partnership. Both associations have agreed to work closer together to share knowledge with each other across key areas, which will help to drive improvements in the services provided to both TSA-UK and TRSA members. The areas include training and certification as well as aligning future global industry strategies and policies.