K-Bro Acquires Hospitality Laundry Provider


K-Bro Linen Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently acquired Shortridge Ltd., a high-end hospitality laundry provider based in Northwest England, expanding K-Bro’s geographic footprint in the £1.4 billion ($1.76 billion) UK commercial laundry and textile rental market. K-Bro also owns Fishers Laundry Group, the commercial laundry and textile rental provider covering Scotland and Northeast England, which it acquired in 2017.

Texcare Forum Casablanca: Industry to Meet in Morocco


For the first time, Messe Frankfurt is organizing a Texcare Forum in Casablanca, Morocco, thus opening a door to the booming region of North Africa. The forum also will serve as a prelude to Texcare International, scheduled for Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in November 2024.

Healthcare Laundry Research Published in Scholarly Journal


A research paper, titled “Development of a Standardized International Protocol for Evaluation of the Disinfection Efficacy of Healthcare Laundry Wash Processes,” was published on Jan. 18 in Applied Microbiology. The research aimed to develop a standardized global protocol for monitoring the disinfection efficacy of healthcare laundry processes.

TSA-UK Releases Sustainability Report


The Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) has released its sustainability report that outlines the industry’s journey to a sustainable future where industrial laundering thrives on radical innovation to decarbonize the industry’s primary energy demands. The report also shines a light on the importance of actively engaging with its global value chain and the critical role played by people at all levels to make a lasting difference.

Celebrating Diversity – ‘Cultural Competency’ is the Key


With the holidays just around the corner, executives at linen, uniform and facility services companies across North America are planning parties to mark the Christmas/New Year’s season. But if you – like most companies – have a culturally diverse staff, how do you celebrate in ways that don’t inadvertently alienate minority staff members, thus sapping morale and fueling turnover?

Automation and Sustainability Showcased at TXCA & CLE


A total of 337 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions showcased their latest innovations to 27,247 attendees from 59 countries and regions this Sept. 25-27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The products on display at the three-day event represented some of the most up-to-date solutions in respect to automation and sustainability, according to a news release.

9/27 Webinar Shares U.K., U.S. Success Renting Linen to Hotels


Most U.S. outsourced laundries profit more from hotels by servicing their customer-owned goods (COG) than renting linen to them. A Sept. 27 TRSA webinar will explain how the reverse can be true. Participants will hear from experienced U.K. hotel laundry specialists whose customers have preferred rental for decades and a U.S. operator who has 90% of its hotel volume in rental.