Standard Textile Eliminates Poly Bags from US-Made Products


Standard Textile Co. Inc., Cincinnati, announced its latest initiative in environmental sustainability on Earth Day 2024. In alignment with this year’s theme of “Planet vs. Plastics,” the company is eliminating poly bags from its U.S.-made products, marking a significant stride toward reducing plastic waste and preserving our planet.

Baird Survey: Respondents Remain in Growth Mode


Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the results of their First-Quarter 2024 Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. Respondents to both the uniform rental and linen rental surveys remained optimistic about their growth prospects this year.

Operator Options – Large- vs. Small-Roll Ironers


Laundry operators who process napkins and other flatwork today have two options in terms of flatwork ironers: modern, large-roll deep chest ironers, manufactured either in the U.S. or abroad; and small-roll shallow chest ironers, manufactured mostly by the now-defunct American Laundry Machinery Co. This article highlights operator views and a consultant’s take on both types of equipment.

1Concier Announces the Appointment of a New CEO


Tony R. Smith has been appointed the CEO of 1Concier, Fort Lauderdale, FL, a company that was formed through the merger of Riegel Linen, T-Y Group and Harbor Linen. 1Concier serves the hospitality, healthcare and commercial laundry markets.

Balfurd Brand Refresh – Q&A with Fourth-Generation Owner


When a company’s nearing its centennial – Balfurd Linen & Uniform Service will mark its 100th anniversary in 2027 – it’s not unusual to want to brush up its image. Balfurd owner Monika Manter and her team recently did just that with the rollout of a new logo in multiple formats for the Tipton, PA-based mixed laundry operator. Below, she answered questions from Textile Services Weekly on the process.

Agenda Set for California Regional Town Hall


TRSA recently finalized the agenda for its California Regional Town Hall scheduled for May 2 in Anaheim. For added value, the Town Hall will be held in conjunction with the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and Pacific Southwest NAFA Fleet Management Association Chapter events that will take place in Anaheim from May 1-4.