Plucky Puerto Rico: Island Economy Weathers Fiona’s Fury


When Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 17, island residents, including Michael Shulevitz, president of Cadillac Services in suburban San Juan, were braced for devastation on the scale of a previous storm, Hurricane Maria, which struck in September 2017. It was bad, but not that bad, says Shulevitz, in part because company leaders have learned from past experience how to deal with severe weather events.

Gurtler Launches Logistics Group


TRSA supplier partner member Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently announced the formation of Gurtler Logistics, a fully owned and operated division of the company. Gurtler Logistics will provide product-delivery services to Gurtler customers, according to a news release.

TRSA Summit: Heed CA ZEV Mandate Wherever You Are


TRSA conducted its first-ever Fleet Summit May 9-10 in Long Beach, CA, alongside the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, where fleet operators from a wide variety of industries reviewed the latest zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and associated technologies. There’s heavy pressure on such operators in California, where mandates go into effect in three years. No matter where you operate, however, this pressure is building, and in the U.S., the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) is bringing the heat.

Morning in the Midwest: Prudential’s New Cleanroom Plant


Prudential Overall Supply President Chris Welch recently journeyed to Heath, OH, for an April 26 news conference announcing plans for a new, 68,000-square-foot (6,317-square-meter) cleanroom laundry located in an industrial park about 30 minutes east of Columbus, the “Buckeye State” capital.

New Era: UniFirst Unveils Redesigned Uniforms, Fleet


After a nearly two-year process that included input from staff and suppliers, plus ideas from corporate leadership and outside design experts, UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently ushered in a new era for the industrial uniform sector with its introduction of redesigned and rebranded company vehicles and uniforms for route service representatives (RSRs)

Alliant Systems Announces Annual Conference Dates


Alliant Systems, Irving, TX, recently released the dates for the next two editions of its Annual Customer Conference. The conference features educational breakout sessions and a review of new route-accounting features and related technologies, according to a news release.

Webinar Gives Tips for Boosting Route Efficiency & Sales


TRSA continued its series of webinars for the linen, uniform and facility services industry with a June 23 presentation on improving route stop performance. The hour-long webinar was presented by TRSA’s Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committee, and is the first of a three-part series.