Global Report Touts Textile Hygiene, Sustainability


Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA, recently participated in a national associations videoconference to discuss issues impacting the global linen, uniform and facility services industry. At the meeting, the findings of a new report, titled “Why Textiles Win in the Long Run,” was presented to the 15 international association executives in attendance.

U.S. Linen and Uniform Recertifies for Clean Green


U.S. Linen and Uniform, the Richland, WA-based laundry whose six plants service southeastern Washington state and the Portland, OR, metro area, recently achieved Clean Green recertification. This recertification reflects the company’s continued dedication to operational efficiency and sustainability.

TRSA Hosts Committee Meetings at Legislative Conference


TRSA kicked off its 11th Annual Legislative Conference & Industry Awards Dinner on March 24 with a full slate of committee meetings. The meetings were held both in-person at The Westin Old Town Alexandria as well as virtually through Zoom video conference.

TRSA Adds Senior Director of Certifications to Staff


TRSA recently hired Samlane Ketevong to lead its certification programs. Ketevong joins the association’s staff in the newly created role of senior director of certification and accreditation, leading TRSA’s family of certification programs, including Clean Green, Hygienically Clean and individual certification programs such as the Certified Professional Laundry Manager (CPLM), among others.

Unitex Highlights Eco-Friendly Efforts at New Plant


Unitex enters Massachusetts with a 90,000-square-foot automated healthcare laundry and uniform service facility, bringing more than 200 jobs to Lawrence, a city which currently ranks third in highest unemployment for the state outside of Boston. The facility consists of both processing and delivery operations to service the state’s vibrant life science and healthcare industries, according to a news release.

Ecolab, VF Named to the Just 100 List


Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, and VF Corp., Denver, recently were named to the 2021 Just 100 list. Developed by Forbes and Just Capital, this year’s Just 100 rankings analyzed how the nation’s largest publicly traded companies invest in their workers, support their communities, respect their customers, deliver value to shareholders and reduce environmental impact, according to a news release.

Cintas Chicago Facility Earns Zero-Waste Certification


Cintas Corp. recently announced that its direct-sale and rental distribution centers (DCs) located in its Chicago facility have been awarded Gold level under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system for zero waste. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero-waste goals while becoming more resource efficient, according to a news release.