Matt Ellington recently joined the UNX-Christeyns, Greenville, NC, staff as a territory manager.
TRSA hosted a star-studded 109th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, from Sept. 13-15, featuring keynote addresses from a well-known country singer, songwriter and actor and a former Major League pitcher, in addition to industry-specific education sessions for both operator members and supplier partners.
TRSA’s Annual Conference in Nashville gave supplier partner members two opportunities to hear the latest prognosis for the PFAS regulatory burden that linen, uniform and facility services are likely to face. Suppliers heard about this first on Nov. 13 at the Supplier Partner Council meeting and again in a conference general session a day later.
Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently promoted David Smith to executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Textile Business. Stepping into this new role after more than 40 years with Milliken, Smith will oversee the company’s diverse textile portfolio, according to a news release.
Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently acquired one of the Frontier yarn plants in Mayodan, NC, from Gildan. This plant acquisition expands Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, government and defense, industrial and napery textile business units, according to a news release.
The JENSEN-GROUP, Burgdorf, Switzerland, the parent company of JENSEN USA Inc., recently reported revenue for the first half of 2022 of 171.2 million euros ($172 million) – an increase of 37.8% vs. the same period last year, according to a news release. JENSEN officials attribute the earnings spike to a backlog of orders from the end of 2021 and strong orders from early this year.
Chris Durrant, 49, an independent contractor working for Kannegiesser ETECH, died on Aug. 6 while testing a dryer in a new facility under construction in Lawrence, MA, for Unitex Textile Rental Services.