Milliken Welcomes New Textile Business President


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.

Respondents Note Revenues Trending Up in Latest Baird Survey


Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the June 2022 (Second-Quarter 2022) Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. The results noted rising revenues among survey respondents in the second quarter as well as a positive growth outlook among both uniform rental and linen rental operations.

Standard Textile Recognized as a U.S. Best Managed Company


Standard Textile recently was selected as a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams, according to a news release.

Take Two: TRSA Running Mother’s Day Video Again


To generate additional business for tablecloth restaurants on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, TRSA is promoting a two-week social media and remarketing campaign that encourages families to take moms to these establishments, thus fulfilling TRSA’s mission to support these linen service customers. The video campaign was first aired last year and brought success in terms of metrics with the goal of increasing awareness of the industry and increasing dining at restaurants.

Baird Survey Cites Upbeat Growth Prospects


Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently distributed the results of the March 2022 (First-Quarter 2022) Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. Survey respondents on both the uniform and linen rental side of the industry expressed optimism at their growth prospects over the next 12 months.

March TS Preview – Finishing Strong at Alsco Raleigh


In next month’s Textile Services magazine, we’ll offer a look inside the finishing department at Alsco Uniform’s plant in Raleigh, NC. There, just above the JENSEN spreaders and feeders and just over top of the American Super Sylon ironers and at other locations in the facility, you’ll see monitors – computer screens – that keep track of operator efficiency.

Venus Group Wins Award for U.S. Manufacturing


SEAMS, which represents the U.S. sewn products industry, and its strategic partner, the Reshoring Initiative, recently announced the winners for 2021 in the Brands & Vertical Retailers and Cut & Sew Manufacturers categories for its Annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Awards. TRSA supplier partner Venus Group was presented with the Cut & Sew Manufacturers Award, according to a news release.