Healthcare Laundry Research Published in Scholarly Journal


A research paper, titled “Development of a Standardized International Protocol for Evaluation of the Disinfection Efficacy of Healthcare Laundry Wash Processes,” was published on Jan. 18 in Applied Microbiology. The research aimed to develop a standardized global protocol for monitoring the disinfection efficacy of healthcare laundry processes.

Reino Linen, MI – Growing Strong, 15 Years On


Reino Linen’s plant in Brownstown, MI, has come a long way since its founding in 2009 as a satellite facility for Reino’s Gibsonburg, OH, laundry. Reino/Brownstown currently is processing roughly 45-48 million lbs. of healthcare textiles annually for Detroit-area hospitals and clinics. Textile Services magazine is also planning a profile article on the Michigan plant.

Crothall Rebrands as Core Linen Services


Crothall Laundry Services, a leading provider of outsourced laundry and linen-management services to the healthcare and hospitality sectors, is now Core Linen Services. As part of the continued evolution of the organization, the rebranding to Core Linen Services is a significant milestone in the company’s 33-year history.

Superior Linen Service Adds to Sales Staff


Superior Linen Service recently announced that Don Reuter joined its team as a territory sales manager, bringing extensive experience and a fresh perspective to the southern territory of the Eastern Division, including Ft. Smith, AR, and Southeast Oklahoma, according to a news release.

Nixon Medical Acquires Florida Healthcare Business


Nixon Medical, New Castle, DE,  announced today that it has acquired the healthcare business of A Linen Connection, an Orlando, FL-based provider of laundry services to both the medical and food & beverage markets that has served customers across Central Florida for more than 40 years.

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.

Baird Adds Healthcare Question to Quarterly Survey


Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the results of their Fourth-Quarter 2023 Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. In the latest survey, Baird added a question to gauge revenue growth among linen, uniform and facility services companies that service the healthcare sector.

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 Promotes Reusable PPE on Key Healthcare Panel


Liz Remillong, a member of TRSA’s Board of Directors; and Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s vice president of government relations, spoke at the Fall 2023 meeting of the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment (COPPE) for Workplace Safety and Health on Dec. 14, where a key healthcare panel discussion was held focusing on opportunities to increase reusable PPE textiles in healthcare settings.