Incident Prevention – Investigating ‘Root Causes’


Anytime a safety incident occurs in a plant – including ‘near misses’ – laundry operators have a moral duty, as well as a legal obligation, to investigate what happened and why. Then they must take steps to prevent the incident from recurring. That’s the essence of a forthcoming article in Textile Services magazine on how companies can uncover the root causes of safety mishaps in a laundry operation and take steps to mitigate them.

UniFirst Set to Open New Minneapolis Facility


UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, MN. This 60,000-square-foot facility will serve businesses in Minneapolis, the state of Minnesota and beyond.

Healthcare Checkup – New NOVO/Miami Plant Thriving


While challenges – from inflation to labor and material shortages – remain for laundry operators in the healthcare sector across North America, NOVO’s new plant in Miami has had a remarkably smooth entry to the South Florida acute and subacute market since its opening early last year, according to company executives.

TRSA Tours Innovative Ecolab Campus


TRSA staff recently visited the Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company complex in Naperville, IL, to discuss the company’s sustainability initiatives on behalf of the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The meeting included a tour of the Nalco Water University as well as the Research, Development & Engineering areas of the facility.

Plant Preview – Back on ‘Topper’ in Toronto!


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming Fourth Annual Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours this Oct. 4-5 in Toronto will get a close look at a company that not only survived a disastrous fire and a series of COVID-19 lockdowns, but now has a fully refurbished plant, and an outlook on the future that’s brimming with optimism.

Arway Linen Announces New State-of-the-Art Facility


Arway Linen & Uniform Rental Service recently announced that the company will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. The new facility will allow Arway to expand its operations and better meet customer’s needs, according to a news release.