In Other News this Week


Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Identifying a Cost-Effective Energy Management Strategy


Rising costs are a pain point for most businesses and organizations in 2022, and energy costs are no exception, with natural gas and electricity prices experiencing unprecedented market volatility. A variety of factors, both nationally and internationally, are contributing to high electricity and natural gas prices, and while many are out of your immediate control, what you can do is take a closer look at your current energy-management strategy to identify opportunities to reduce energy usage and energy costs.

Mitigating Risk in a Volatile Energy Market


For many businesses, the current energy landscape has changed the way they approach their energy management, going so far as to put a serious strain on some businesses, with others looking to minimize budgetary risk as much as possible while still aligning with sustainability goals. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach or answer, it’s wise to take a comprehensive look at your organization’s particular needs and goals.

Omni Solutions Wins Innovation Award


Nine winners were honored from the 30 finalists and more than 300 nominees during the 2022 Wisconsin Innovation Awards on Oct. 12 at the Memorial Union in Madison. TRSA supplier partner member OMNI Solutions, Baraboo, WI, won an award in the manufacturing category.

Virtual Roundtables Engage Members in Sharing Experience


Smaller group interaction moderated by TRSA leaders and a focus on impacts of inflation on the industry marked the Oct. 12-13 TRSA market-specific virtual roundtables on Zoom, keeping a steady flow of conversation for each hour-long discussion as members shared their experience with issues related to labor, supply chain, customer communications and more.

Milliken & Co. Gets Recognition for Sustainable Practices


Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently received a gold rating on its 2022 EcoVadis assessment. EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, providing detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical considerations across 200-plus purchasing categories and more than 160 countries. Milliken’s score places it in the top 7% of more than 90,000 organizations rated by EcoVadis.

Suppliers Double Down on PFAS, Review Performance Indicators


TRSA’s Annual Conference in Nashville gave supplier partner members two opportunities to hear the latest prognosis for the PFAS regulatory burden that linen, uniform and facility services are likely to face. Suppliers heard about this first on Nov. 13 at the Supplier Partner Council meeting and again in a conference general session a day later.