‘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.

TRSA Announces Partnership with WATS


The board of the Wisconsin Association of Textile Services (WATS) has decided to partner with TRSA to run its association. This change will make WATS a different and more valuable organization, WATS Chair Jim Leef shared in a recent letter to WATS members.

MMI Returns with Brand-New Program


TRSA’s 29th Annual Maintenance Management Institute (MMI) returns after a two-year hiatus. The program has been revamped with new speakers, a new location and new topics, but remains the industry’s longest-running and most-recognized maintenance-management and technology-development program.

Perlman to Keynote Upcoming Marketing & Sales Summit


Corey Perlman, author, speaker, consultant and nationally-recognized social-media expert, will share his tips and talents on how to build digital marketing skills as the keynote at TRSA’s Fifth Annual Marketing & Sales Summit, slated for Oct. 25-26 in Tampa, FL.

EMI Co-Founder, Ex-IIL Chief Passes On


Bernard (Bernie) Ehrlich, 95, the founder of TRSA’s leading educational program, the Executive Management Institute (EMI), passed away on May 18 due to an illness. Ehrlich’s career spanned 42 years of leadership in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. He had a unique impact on generations of laundry operators who served under his tutelage.

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.

TRSA Tackles Industry Issues at CA Town Hall


While California’s impending electric vehicle mandates accounted for much discussion at the TRSA Fleet Summit, May 9-10, Long Beach, CA, participants in that event also were part of the TRSA Town Hall there. This afternoon meeting consisted of a review of the industry’s current legislative and regulatory priorities as well as a discussion of how TRSA can plan future industrywide networking and information-sharing opportunities.

32nd Annual PMI: Build and Enhance Your Management Team


Laundry managers at all levels will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to manage plant operations successfully and efficiently as participants in TRSA’s 32nd Annual Roger F. Cocivera Professional Management Institute (PMI), hosted at the University of Maryland, August 7-11.

EMI Helps Create Opportunity for Industry Rising Stars


When attendees of TRSA’s 57th Annual Ehrlich-Stempler Executive Management Institute (EMI) gather this August in the Washington, DC, area, they’ll access unmatched educational, networking and professional-development opportunities through this unique course for leaders in the linen, uniform and facility services industry.