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.

Hygienically Clean Food Safety: 100-Plus Plants Certified


TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification for laundries serving food manufacturing and processing markets continues to attract more laundries seeking to promote their cleanliness in this market. Facilities most recently qualifying for the designation include Plymate Inc., Shelbyville, IN and Unifirst Corp., Nashville, TN. These additions bring the total to 103.