Superior Linen Service Fire Starts in Mat Area

Feb 16, 2018

A blaze that began in the mat-production area at Superior Linen Service’s Tulsa, OK, laundry facility will require the company to repair or replace lost product, according to company President and TRSA Immediate Past Chairman Doug Waldman. There were no injuries caused by the fire or structural damage to the facility, Waldman said.

Celtic Acquires Millbrook Linen

Feb 9, 2018

Celtic Linen, Wexford, Ireland, recently announced its acquisition of Millbrook Linen, Naas, Ireland. The purchase was finalized on Feb. 5, according to a news release.

Dugan Rises to National Sales Role at Morgan

Feb 9, 2018

Chris Dugan recently was promoted to national sales manager at Morgan Services Inc., Chicago. He will work primarily with the company’s sales managers and healthcare area managers to provide them with support and training, according to a news release.

Bates Troy’s Ara Kradjian Passes On

Feb 7, 2018

Ara Kradjian, 84, the owner/executive at Bates Troy Inc., Binghamton, NY, passed away on Feb. 3 after an illness. His son, Brian, who succeeded Ara as president of Bates Troy, recalled a hard-working, outgoing business leader who was involved in numerous local enterprises. “He was in a lot of businesses, but laundry was always near and dear to his heart,” Brian said.

Online Production Training Available Free to TRSA Members

Feb 2, 2018

To aid linen, uniform and facility services operators in orienting production employees to fundamental laundry processes (sorting, washing, drying, finishing and packing out items), TRSA’s On-Demand Learning Center now contains four Production Training Series. Free for member use on the Internet, these videos depict commonly used machinery and techniques for processing items for the restaurant (F&B), healthcare, hospitality (hotel) and industrial/uniform markets.

Cayetano Gets Career Achievement Award

Jan 12, 2018

Vicky Cayetano recently was given the Women Who Mean Business Career Achievement award from Pacific Business News. Cayetano is the president and CEO of TRSA operator member company United Laundry Services Inc., Honolulu, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.

Angelica Certifies Three More Hygienically Clean Plants

Jan 4, 2018

The Angelica linen, uniform and facility services chain’s laundries in Orange and Sacramento, CA, and Pawtucket, RI, are the organization’s latest recipients of Hygienically Clean (HC) Healthcare certification. This designation reflects their commitment to best-management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by on-site inspection and their ability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing.