UK Prison Labor Program: Giving Inmates ‘Second Chances’


While laundry operators in the U.S. have long pursued outreach efforts with local or county jail authorities to access inmate labor, the association representing linen, uniform and facility services operators in Great Britain recently has taken this idea a step further with a national initiative that they’ve dubbed, “Giving People a Second Chance.”

Lavatec Adds Garcia to its Service Team


Marco Garcia recently joined the staff at Lavatec as a service technician. Based in Las Vegas, he has more than 25 years of mechanical and technical experience working with industrial machinery.

Sea-Lion Adds Staff to U.S. Operations


To support a growing population of systems and machines in North America, the domestic factory operation of Jiangsu Sea-lion Machinery Co. Ltd., Sea-lion America Co., recently increased its staff to boost sales and technical support.

UK’s ‘New Norm’ – Inflation, Labor Shortages and More


David Stevens, CEO of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Textile Services Association (TSA) said the economic challenges confronting commercial launderers in Great Britain are equal to if not more critical than those facing operators in North America. Nonetheless, he sees the situation as likely to stabilize in the near term.

Motivating Staff: ‘Just Ask Your People What They Want’


Sounds simple enough, right? But how many laundry operators take the time to probe beyond superficial attitudes to learn what staff in today’s diverse workplaces expect from their employers? Those that do and take actions to demonstrate that they care about employees are likely to fare better in today’s ultra-tight labor markets.