Salt Lake City Operator Upgrades Plant with New Lavatec Equipment


Textile Care Services (TCS), a healthcare laundry operation with a longtime presence in Salt Lake City, recently installed new Lavatec equipment that has helped the company process an influx of new business, including a five-year contract from the University of Utah to handle six million pounds of linen annually, according to a news release.

Standard Textile Recognized as a U.S. Best-Managed Company


TRSA supplier partner Standard Textile, Cincinnati, recently was selected as a 2021 U.S. Best-Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams, according to a news release.

G.A. Braun … Still Innovating After All these Years


This year marks G.A. Braun Inc.’s 75th anniversary, according to J.B. Werner, CEO and board chairman for this U.S.-based laundry machinery and systems manufacturer. Werner credits the company’s continued expansion – despite COVID-19 and a fiercely competitive market – to its dedication to continuously improving its lineup of wash aisle and finishing machinery.

Next-Generation Execs Share Problems, Solutions During Roundtable


TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives Problem-Sharing Roundtable: Lessons Learned 2020, a two-hour virtual event, focused on a variety of problems that the linen, uniform and facility services industry is currently facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the topics discussed during the roundtable were employee engagement, handling remote work, new services, products and innovation, and customers’ needs and concerns.

Gurtler Industries Celebrates 40th Anniversary


At a time when experience matters most, the three active generations of the Gurtler family are celebrating the company’s 40th year in business. From its beginning as a small family-owned business serving the Midwest, Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, has grown into an international leader in the commercial laundry industry, now serving customers throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central America and Australia, according to a news release.

COVID-19, Year II: Laundries Confront Staffing Woes


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.