General Linen Service Remains Committed to Environmental Sustainability


General Linen Service, headquartered in Somersworth, N.H., recently achieved Clean Green recertification. General Linen Service is a family-owned and -operated linen service provider to the New Hampshire and Connecticut healthcare, restaurant, industrial and hospitality industries for over 80 years. This re-certification reflects their continued dedication to operational efficiency and sustainability.

Ecolab, VF Named to Best Corporate Citizens List


3BL Media recently announced its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens rankings, recognizing leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies, according to a news release. TRSA members Ecolab Inc. and VF Corp. both made the list.

CITY Installs Solar-Powered Cooling System


With 850 solar panels installed across the CITY Laundering plant’s roof, CITY already is making a significant effort to reduce its carbon footprint and become more sustainable, according to a news release.

Operation Recovery: TRSA Launches Sector-Based Task Forces


Members are invited to join TRSA task forces that will create industrywide resources to support linen, uniform and facility services operators in returning to their previous revenue levels. This will aid them in developing strategies specific to the industry’s four all-encompassing customer market classifications: food and beverage (F&B), healthcare, hospitality and industrial.

Clean Green Awards: Honoring Corporate Sustainability


From alternative energy to water filtration and a variety of natural resource conservation practices, finding new ways to simultaneously protect the environment and accordingly control costs remains a priority for linen, uniform and facility services companies. TRSA members’ exemplary efforts have been recognized with TRSA Clean Green Innovation Awards, to be presented March 25 at TRSA’s 10th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

Milliken CEO Shares Thoughts on the Circular Economy at DC Forum


Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently appeared as a panelist in a discussion about sustainable practices at the National Geographic Circular Economy Forum in Washington, DC. Milliken was a sponsor of the forum, alongside Waste Management and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which convened approximately 400 thought leaders, to explore solutions for eliminating waste.

VF Releases Social and Environmental Responsibility Goals


VF Corp., Denver, recently published the latest iteration of its Made for Change Sustainability & Responsibility report, including the announcement of industry-leading science-based targets (SBTs) and a bold vision for sustainable materials, according to a news release.

TRSA Hosts Webinar on Energy, Utility Savings


TRSA closed its 2019 slate of webinars with a presentation titled “Energy and Utilities Cost Control: Digitalization, Demand and Distributed Generations.” The webinar was hosted by executives and energy experts from TRSA Business Solutions partner APPI Energy.

Phelps Uniform Specialists Achieves Clean Green Certification


Phelps Uniform Specialists recently affirmed their commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving TRSA’s Clean Green Certification. Phelps Uniform Specialists is located in Muscatine, Iowa, and is a family owned and operated laundry serving uniform and facility services customers in Iowa and Illinois.