‘Roaring with Pride’: TRSA Next Gens Tour Roscoe Plant


As part of TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives Committee meeting on June 15 in Chicago, 20-plus leaders of their companies toured the Roscoe Co. plant on the city’s westside. The business is now celebrating its 100th anniversary as a family-owned-and-operated independent industrial laundry.

Town Hall Talks: Labor, Supply-Chain Shortages & Inflation


TRSA recently held a series of six Regional Town Hall meetings that drew laundry operators and supplier partners from across North America, including a session dedicated to Canadian operators. These virtual gatherings focused on a range of issues such as recruitment/retention challenges, as well as policy developments in areas ranging from a new indoor heat standard to the growing prominence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs used by businesses worldwide.

ARCO/Murray Completes Laundry Build-Out for Crown Health Care


ARCO/Murray recently completed a 104,400-square-foot healthcare laundry build-out for repeat client, Crown Health Care. Established in 1925, Crown Health Care is an independent, full-service healthcare laundry processor and linen-management company that services more than 2,000 hospitals, clinics and physician offices throughout the southeast.

Alsco’s Houston South Facility Celebrates First Year of Service


Alsco’s Houston South branch opened on June 12, 2021, amid lockdowns and economic distress. Despite these challenges, the Houston South team has exceeded expectations and has proudly built a reputation for quality service in the Houston area. The team celebrates its first year of success this June with a virtual plant tour open to all who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at their operations.

SITEX Corp. Plans $4.5 Million Expansion


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) recently announced that SITEX Corp., a family-owned uniform and linen rental business based in Henderson, KY, will expand with a $4.5 million investment that will create 30 full-time jobs.

Production Summit Thrives on Diversity of Industry’s Operations


Manifesting TRSA as a collaboration of members from single-plant local companies to international chains, the May 18-19 Production Summit & Plant Tours in Chicago reflected participants’ interest in learning about practices from industry colleagues whose organizations don’t exactly resemble their own. The 80 attendees also were intrigued with consultants who offered economywide perspectives on labor force issues, giving the group ideas about how to improve employee recruiting and retention.

COVID Case Studies: The Good, the Bad and the Bankrupt


In an article slated for the July/August Clean Show double issue of Textile Services, consultant Bruce Hodes reflects on how companies can overcome adversity by embracing – rather than resisting – the reality of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breakthroughs … Textile Services’ May Focus on Innovation


The cover article in this month’s Textile Services focuses on a series of plant innovations. Common themes among the operators cited in this piece, titled “Innovation – ‘Every Problem Is an Opportunity,'” include breakthroughs in automation, resource conservation and ergonomics. Highlights from the article appear below.

Networking: TRSA’s Next-Gen June Gathering in Chicago


TRSA will host the Next-Generation Executives Workshop and Plant Tour on June 15 in Chicago. The program will include a dinner with the TRSA Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday evening, June 14, followed the next day by a tour of the Roscoe Co. industrial laundry and a half-day workshop on Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce.