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.

Dr. Thomas Neyers Appointed as Chairman of ETSA


The European Textile Service Association (ETSA) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Neyers (Alsco Uniforms/Germany) as the new Chairman of ETSA. Dr. Neyers will succeed Andreas Holzer (Bardusch), who has successfully led ETSA since 2020 as the Chairman of the ETSA Board. Dr. Neyers will assume his role for a three-year term, starting on July 1. Since 2020, Dr. Neyers has served as the Treasurer of ETSA, and will be replaced in this capacity by Hartmut Engler (CWS).

TRSA Participates in International Policy Discussions


TRSA is taking a proactive approach to influence policy impacting the linen, uniform and facility services industry before it gets to the United States. To accomplish this goal, Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s vice president of government relations, recently participated in an in-person meeting of the Environmental Working Group of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA) in Basel, Switzerland.

Survey Data Informs Changes to Texcare International


As a result of feedback from exhibitors and visitors, Texcare International in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, will be held in autumn and run a total of four days from Wednesday through Saturday beginning with the 2024 show. The new dates for next year’s show are Nov. 6-9, 2024.

Association Execs Meet to Share Information on International Issues


The annual in-person meeting of global linen, uniform and facility services industry association executives highlighted the value of collaboration to address issues impacting the industry. Leaders from a dozen organizations representing laundry operators and supplier partners across Europe and North America met in Bern, Switzerland, in April to share best practices for promoting the industry’s positive impact on safety, comfort, hygiene and image of their customers and economic impact, as well as analysis of increased costs and pending regulation.

Upcoming Webinar to Focus on Global Hygiene Standards


The Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 27, at 2:15 p.m. CEST (8:15 a.m. EDT) titled “Building a Global Hygiene Protocol and Potential Future Challenges.” During the hour-long webinar, Professor Katie Laird from De Montfort University will present the results of a research project primarily funded by TRSA, TSA-UK and ETSA.

TRSA and TSA-UK Strengthen Partnership During Recent Visit


TRSA and the Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) have announced an important new stage in their partnership. Both associations have agreed to work closer together to share knowledge with each other across key areas, which will help to drive improvements in the services provided to both TSA-UK and TRSA members. The areas include training and certification as well as aligning future global industry strategies and policies.

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.