Monkeypox: CDC Guidance for Handling Contaminated Linens


TRSA recently updated its Infection Response Center online with information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health on how linens contaminated with the monkeypox virus should be handled.

‘Surf the Wave’: European Operator Discusses Trends There


Textile Services Weekly recently interviewed Andreas Holzer, managing director of Bardusch GmbH, Kusnacht, Germany, about trends in sustainability and how European operators are dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. Holzer, whose company is a TRSA member, also serves as the elected chairman of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA). Excerpts of our discussion follow.

Chicago Member Execs Tackle Advocacy, HR Topics


A recent TRSA Town Hall in Chicago examined priorities for mobilizing the industry on government advocacy issues and promoting linen, uniform and facility services as employers. The discussion on May 16 gave executives from local companies an easily accessible, in-person forum to learn about TRSA’s latest activities on these issues and share information on their efforts to deal with them.

Milliken Report Tracks Progress on Sustainability Initiatives


Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently published its fourth annual Sustainability Report, a key reporting component in the company’s progress toward its 2025 Sustainability Goals. In 2019, Milliken laid out 12 sustainability goals, focused on its people, products and the planet, as a roadmap to achieving a healthier tomorrow. Guided by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, these 12 goals signal the company’s commitment to sustainability in all forms, according to a news release.

Up To Date and Cupron Strike Exclusive Partnership


Cupron Inc., Richmond, VA, and Up To Date Laundry, Baltimore, recently announced an exclusive agreement to offer Cupron Medical Textiles to Up To Date’s healthcare customers in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC, according to a news release.

March TS Preview: Ideas for Promoting Reusable Iso Gowns


As the shortages of protective garments in hospitals in 2020 fade from memory, healthcare providers are reverting to their pre-COVID preference for disposable isolation gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE), according to several operators and supplier partners that we contacted recently or who’ve spoken publicly on this topic.

Venus Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary


Venus Group, Foothill Ranch, CA, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Founded in 1972, brothers Kirit and Raj Patel started Venus by selling imported towels from the back of their VW Bug.

Venus Group Wins Award for U.S. Manufacturing


SEAMS, which represents the U.S. sewn products industry, and its strategic partner, the Reshoring Initiative, recently announced the winners for 2021 in the Brands & Vertical Retailers and Cut & Sew Manufacturers categories for its Annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Awards. TRSA supplier partner Venus Group was presented with the Cut & Sew Manufacturers Award, according to a news release.