Case Study Highlights Value of Reusable PPE


A recent case study on Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service noted that the operator saved Ontario taxpayers $70 million during the first 24 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a time of widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), Ecotex was able to supply hospitals in the Greater Toronto area with AAMI Level II rated reusable barrier isolation gowns.

Healthcare Conference: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges


More than 150 operator and supplier partner executives serving the healthcare market sector attended TRSA’s 11th Annual Healthcare Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The two-day conference featured a full day of industry-specific education followed by a tour of Emerald Textiles’ 65,000-square-foot plant in nearby Phoenix.

Kleen Kraft Celebrates 70 Years of Service


Kleen Kraft Services is celebrating the company’s 70th anniversary in 2022. Kleen Kraft is a family owned and operated independent business based in Commerce, CA, that is now in its fourth generation of family leadership, according to a news release.

Healthcare Conference: Latest Trends, Regs and More


TRSA held its 10th Annual Healthcare Conference from Nov. 17-18 at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel in Texas. Roughly 125 linen, uniform and facility services executives attended the event to learn about the latest in cutting-edge trends in healthcare, plus regulatory changes impacting the industry. They also reviewed developments in certification programs and networked with other high-level executives serving the healthcare sector.

Healthcare: Longtime Operator Offers Insights


NOVO Health Services CEO David Stern recently stepped down, with Karl Fillip II succeeding him on Nov. 1. In an interview with Textile Services Weekly, Stern confirmed that he’s retiring from healthcare. Below, he reflects on a long and successful career during which the outsource laundry healthcare market boomed.