UK’s ‘New Norm’ – Inflation, Labor Shortages and More


David Stevens, CEO of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Textile Services Association (TSA) said the economic challenges confronting commercial launderers in Great Britain are equal to if not more critical than those facing operators in North America. Nonetheless, he sees the situation as likely to stabilize in the near term.

Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo Postponed to 2023


Following rising COVID-19 cases in China, the organizers of Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo (TXCA & CLE) have decided to defer the fair to 2023 in Shanghai. The trade show was previously scheduled to be held this Nov. 17–19 in Ningbo, according to a news release.

Ricci Tours UK Laundries; Confers with Association Leaders


As part of a strategic outreach effort, TRSA President and CEO Joseph Ricci recently traveled to the United Kingdom (UK) for talks with the British Textile Services Association (TSA), plus tours of four highly regarded laundries around London and the northern city of Leeds, England.

Association Execs Highlight Global Industry Initiatives


A morning panel presentation on the second day of The TRSA Experience at The Clean Show featured global association leaders highlighting initiatives impacting the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and how those initiatives can benefit operators in the U.S. market.

TRSA-ETSA Members Honored in ETSA Ceremony


Four TRSA member companies, also members of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA), were recognized with top prizes or nominations in the inaugural ETSA Awards competition in a May ceremony in Rome.

‘Surf the Wave’: European Operator Discusses Trends There


Textile Services Weekly recently interviewed Andreas Holzer, managing director of Bardusch GmbH, Kusnacht, Germany, about trends in sustainability and how European operators are dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. Holzer, whose company is a TRSA member, also serves as the elected chairman of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA). Excerpts of our discussion follow.

Ricci Highlights Market Recovery and Expansion Opportunities


TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci recently addressed the VDMA’s Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Board of Directors and General Session meetings in Nuremberg, Germany. VDMA represents the manufacturing and engineering industry in Germany and throughout Europe providing economic, technical and scientific support, as well as export assistance, standards development and research. VDMA also is an adviser to Messe Frankfurt for Texcare International, Techtextil North America and other global events related to textile services and textile production.