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Ecolab Makes ‘Transformation 20’ List of Businesses


In a time of rapid economic change – coupled with shifting attitudes toward the role of corporations in society – a number of companies in the last decade have distinguished themselves through new growth, a repositioning of their core businesses and robust financial performance. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review highlighted the “Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade.” Ecolab Inc. earned 16th place among a prestigious group of corporate innovators that includes Netflix (No.1), Amazon (No. 3), Nestle (No. 12) and Cisco (No. 15). 

Committee Meetings Kick Off Annual Conference


Several TRSA committees gathered on Sept. 17, the first day of TRSA’s 106th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. Committee members gathered in person to provide updates on projects and discuss the latest issues of importance to the linen, uniform and facility services industry.  

Clean Green: Foussard Montague Renews Certification


TRSA operator member Foussard Montague Associates Inc. recently renewed the company’s Clean Green certification at the following facilities that it manages: Aid to Hospitals Inc., Rochester, NY; Health Systems Cooperative Laundries (St. Paul, MN; Denver; and Pueblo, CO); Hospital Central Services Association, Auburn, WA; North Texas Healthcare Laundry, Grand Prairie, TX; Texas Healthcare Linen, Abilene, TX; United Linen Services of New England, Lawrence, MA; and United Linen Services, St. Paul, MN.

Eco-Friendly Apparel: Regent Strikes Deal with Finnish Company


TRSA associate member Regent Apparel, San Francisco, is teaming up with Finnish apparel brand TouchPoint Oy to offer sustainable, circular uniform solutions to companies throughout the United States.  The collaboration is led by two women entrepreneurs who are taking workwear solutions into a new era, not only by designing stylish garments from eco-friendly materials, but also by providing closed loop programs to its clients, according to a news release.

Ecolab Sustainability Report – Hilton Laundry Savings Cited


Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, recently issued its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, which cited dramatic worldwide savings of natural and manmade resources, including a total of 188 billion gallons of water and 19 trillion Btu of energy preserved through ongoing conservation programs at more than three million customer sites in various industries.

Milliken Promotes Price, McAllister


Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently named Jeff Price executive vice president of operations for the company. Chad McAllister was named the successor to Price as president of Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles division, according to a news release.

Four TRSA Members Make ‘100 Most Sustainable’ List


Two TRSA member laundry operators, Cintas and UniFirst corporations, plus two associate members, Ecolab Inc. and VF Corp., recently were named to Barron’s magazine’s list of the “100 Most Sustainable U.S. companies,” according to a Feb. 8 article in that publication.