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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.

TSA-UK Hosts ETSA National Associations Meeting in London


The European Textile Services Association (ETSA) hosted its National Associations meeting in London earlier this week with more than a dozen association executives representing the linen, uniform and facility services industry throughout Europe and North America. Participating organizations included Belgium (FBT), Denmark (BVT), Finland (Tekstiilihuoltoliitto), France (Geist), Germany (DTV), Italy (Assosistema), Sweden (Sveriges Tvätteriförbund), Switzerland (VTS), United Kingdom (TSA) and North America (TRSA). Hosted by the Textile Services Association (TSA-UK) and facilitated by ETSA Secretariat Robert Long, National Association delegates discussed their respective new initiatives and potential collaborative projects focused on promoting the industry to customers, regulators and potential employees, standards development, and training and research.

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.