TRSA Secures Co-Sponsors for Important Healthcare Legislation


TRSA recently held a Legislative Conference in New York’s capital city of Albany, in which 12 members went to visit their respective legislators, both assembly members and state senators. In total, the group participated in 17 meetings and were able to secure co-sponsors to support a key bill currently being drafted in the state assembly.

Monarch Brands Joins Hospeco Brands Group


Hospeco Brands Group, Cleveland, a full-line manufacturer of personal care, cleaning and protection products to serve the janitorial, industrial supply, automotive, foodservice, healthcare and hospitality markets, recently announced a merger with Monarch Brands, wholesalers and manufacturers of microfiber, commercial laundry linen, institutional textiles and wiping products.

TRSA Town Hall Partners with ACT Fleet Sustainability Expo


To provide an advocacy update and an opportunity for information sharing and networking with linen, uniform and facility services colleagues across the state, TRSA will host a California Regional Town Hall on May 2. As added value for attendees, the Town Hall will be held in conjunction with the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo events in Anaheim, CA, from May 1-4. TRSA members who attend the Town Hall will gain admission to the exhibits.

Agenda Set for California Regional Town Hall


TRSA recently finalized the agenda for its California Regional Town Hall scheduled for May 2 in Anaheim. For added value, the Town Hall will be held in conjunction with the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and Pacific Southwest NAFA Fleet Management Association Chapter events that will take place in Anaheim from May 1-4.

Milliken Successfully Eliminates PFAS from Textile Business


The textile business of TRSA supplier partner Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently announced that it has successfully eliminated all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, from its textile fibers and finishes portfolio, becoming the first U.S.-based multi-market textile manufacturer to accomplish this goal, according to a news release.

Case Study Highlights Value of Reusable PPE


A recent case study on Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service noted that the operator saved Ontario taxpayers $70 million during the first 24 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a time of widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), Ecotex was able to supply hospitals in the Greater Toronto area with AAMI Level II rated reusable barrier isolation gowns.

Congressman Gets Firsthand Look at Importance of Reusable Healthcare Textiles


U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) recently visited Northwest Health Care Linen in Bellingham, WA, to see in-person the importance reusable healthcare textiles play in maintaining the safety of healthcare workers, patients and the public. President of Customer Relations Kelsey Van Miert, along with her brother Evan Hall, president of operations, greeted Larsen and briefed him on the multigenerational business which provides jobs for more than 100 people.