Moors Partners with TRSA Certification Programs


Long-time executive Rudi Moors recently created Beyond Washing LLC, Greenville, NC. The strategic services consultancy will manage the certification auditors and process through a partnership with TRSA and its certification initiatives, according to a news release.

K-Bro Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report


K-Bro Linen Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently released its inaugural Sustainability Report outlining the company’s strategy related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) processes, and providing a foundational framework to move forward on future objectives and initiatives.

Maintenance – Your Key to Continuous Improvement


Among the many challenges facing today’s linen, uniform and facility services operators, few would rate the need to upgrade their maintenance program as a top issue. But some undoubtedly should. Because without effective upkeep, companies are at risk of entering a downward spiral, according to an article in January’s Textile Services.

Ecotex Purchases Mohawk Medbuy Linen Services


Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, recently announced the purchase of the linen services division of Mohawk Medbuy Corp. (MMC), Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Mohawk Medbuy and Ecotex are currently implementing the transition phase to ensure a seamless service handoff on Feb. 29, according to a news release.

Ecotex, K-Bro Cited in Canadian Reusable PPE Research


Research led by the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care on personal protective equipment (PPE), intentionally designed and manufactured as reusable, including gowns, goggles, face shields and elastomeric respirators, was conducted to identify prospects for reducing plastic PPE waste with a focus on opportunities for reduction and reuse in the health system. Most of the PPE used in Canada is made of plastic, and much of it is disposable, according to a news release.

TRSA Announces Plans for Certification Programs


The TRSA Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee have identified enhancement of the Hygienically Clean and Clean Green certification programs as a priority initiative over the next three years. Addressing increased demand for these and potential new certifications, efforts will be made to streamline and improve administration and inspection processes to increase their efficiency and rigor, better reflecting industry best practices.

Balfurd Taps $237,000-Plus in Grants, Utility Savings


Laundry operators typically scoff when they hear “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” But in the case of Balfurd Linen and Uniform Co., Tipton, PA, access to state and federal grant money for improving energy efficiency is generating a big payback, including a $182,976 grant for new dryers that are expected to net the company $54,630 in yearly utility-cost savings. A similar grant request is in the works for a new tunnel washer, according to a news release from the Penn State Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).

UniFirst Set to Open New Minneapolis Facility


UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, MN. This 60,000-square-foot facility will serve businesses in Minneapolis, the state of Minnesota and beyond.