Get Traction: EOS Expert to Keynote Annual Conference

09/30/2021

Mike Paton, the best-selling co-author of Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business and a well-known practitioner of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), will address TRSA’s Oct. 19-21 Annual Conference in Carlsbad, CA, on Oct. 20. To offer attendees and prospects a taste of what they’ll hear in Carlsbad, we put a few questions to Paton regarding EOS and how it helps companies achieve stable growth.

Ecolab VP Passes Away

08/06/2021

Charles Ken Dowdy, Knoxville, TN, passed away on July 24. He was a great leader, mentor, coach and friend to so many in the commercial laundry industry and personal life, according to a news release.

Webinar Gives Tips for Boosting Route Efficiency & Sales

06/24/2021

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.

Lessons in ‘Zoom’ Etiquette – ‘Dons Don’t Wear Shorts’

04/22/2021

I loved the HBO show, The Sopranos. I’m a bit of a Mafia aficionado; I’ve been fascinated with that culture ever since my grandmother (!) gave me a book by Jimmy “The Weasel” Fratianno to read when I was 16. In an early episode of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini, playing Tony Soprano (the main character and the leader or “don” of the Soprano mob) was hosting a barbecue in his back yard for other mobsters. Tony manned the grill while wearing Bermuda shorts, and this prompted a visit the next week.

COVID-19, Year II: Laundries Confront Staffing Woes

04/02/2021

Among the roughly 215 linen, uniform and facility services operator and supplier partners who attended five, 90-minute online TRSA Regional Town Hall sessions on March 30, 31 and April 1, pretty much everyone could agree on two things. First, they’re relieved that the economy in most parts of the U.S. has begun to emerge from last year’s COVID-19-related shutdowns. However, there also were widespread concerns expressed that a severe labor shortage could stymie the recovery.

Spradley Joins North American Sales Team at Leonard

01/29/2021

Leonard Automatics Inc., Denver, NC, recently added Robert Spradley to its North American sales team. Spradley has provided sales and service as well as engineering support to the textile, garment manufacturing and laundry industries for more than 30 years, according to a news release.

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