Textile Market: Vendors Wary of Pakistani Flood Impact

09/09/2022

A recent flood disaster in Pakistan that has impacted 33 million people and claimed the lives of 1,300-plus victims, also threatens the future availability of cotton-based or blended textile goods made in that country, which is the world’s fifth-largest producer of cotton at 980,000 tons annually.

Alsco Co-CEO to Retire after 43 Years    

06/20/2022

On June 30, Kevin Steiner will retire from his role as Co-CEO of Alsco Uniforms, Salt Lake City. Steiner will remain an Alsco employee, but without day-to-day responsibilities. He also will remain a member of Alsco’s Board of Directors and on Board Committees, according to a news release.

O’Neil Named TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

06/10/2022

The Executive Committee of TRSA’s Board of Directors recently voted to honor Brian O’Neil, president of California Linen Services, Pasadena, CA, with the association’s highest honor, the TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award. O’Neil will receive the award on Sept. 15 at TRSA’s Annual Awards Dinner held in conjunction with its Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.

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.

Alsco’s Houston South Facility Celebrates First Year of Service

06/10/2022

Alsco’s Houston South branch opened on June 12, 2021, amid lockdowns and economic distress. Despite these challenges, the Houston South team has exceeded expectations and has proudly built a reputation for quality service in the Houston area. The team celebrates its first year of success this June with a virtual plant tour open to all who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at their operations.

Executives Discuss Industry Issues with NY Legislators

05/06/2022

TRSA recently led a delegation of linen, uniform and facility services industry executives to the New York State Capitol in Albany for an impactful afternoon of meetings with key legislators and members of their staff during the New York State Legislative Conference.

Take Two: TRSA Running Mother’s Day Video Again

04/29/2022

To generate additional business for tablecloth restaurants on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, TRSA is promoting a two-week social media and remarketing campaign that encourages families to take moms to these establishments, thus fulfilling TRSA’s mission to support these linen service customers. The video campaign was first aired last year and brought success in terms of metrics with the goal of increasing awareness of the industry and increasing dining at restaurants.

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