Kim Thrasher Joins Lavatec’s Sales Team


Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, recently announced that Kim Thrasher has joined its staff as sales and marketing coordinator. She oversees research and assisting the regional sales team with equipment-related inquiries and price quotes; and reports directly to company President Mark Thrasher.

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.

Moors Partners with TRSA Certification Programs


Long-time executive Rudi Moors recently created Beyond Washing LLC, Greenville, NC. The strategic services consultancy will manage the certification auditors and process through a partnership with TRSA and its certification initiatives, according to a news release.

Feldman Joins the Staff at Gurtler Industries


Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently announced that Andy Feldman has accepted an expanded role with Gurtler. In his new role, Feldman will be responsible for enhancing Gurtler’s company-wide sales growth, according to a news release.

Cusack to Share Insights at 14th Annual Legislative Conf.


TRSA’s 14th Annual Legislative Conference & Industry Awards Dinner in Washington, DC, this April 10-11, provides members a chance to meet legislators in person to establish relationships and help educate them on the issues that are important to the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Exit Interview – Q&A With M+A Matting’s David Watterson


After 34 years’ service in the business of supplying mats to the linen, uniform and facility services industry, David Watterson, M+A Matting’s vice president of field and international sales, recently announced his retirement from the LaGrange, GA-based company. M+A helped fuel the growth of the mat-rental market, starting with its founding in the early 1960s as Mountville Mills Inc. Because of Watterson’s pivotal role in that growth, we asked if he’d answer a few questions about where the business is headed in the 2020s and beyond. Excerpts of his responses appear below.