AlliantCon Draws Industry Leaders to Fort Worth

11/10/2022

Over 115 linen, uniform and facility services industry operators representing 55 companies from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Fort Worth, TX, for two days of networking, education and fun. The annual conference, dubbed “AlliantCon,” is a forum for operators to discuss new technologies, exchange ideas and strategies and learn other new ways that operators can grow and manage their businesses. 

Fleet Managers Hit Capitol Hill to Lobby Feds on EV Regs

09/23/2022

Fleet Management Association members gathered in Washington Sept. 19-21 to discuss the emerging regulatory burdens of vehicle electrification and make their case that the federal government must accelerate plans to support electric-vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Kemco Gets Patent for Water-Recycling Process

07/31/2022

TRSA supplier partner member Kemco Systems, Clearwater, FL, recently announced the award of a patent for its KLEENWATER™ system. The patented process employs the combination of Kemco’s ceramic membrane filtration system and specialized reverse-osmosis technology which conserves water and thermal energy, according to a news release.

Vitec Acquires ABS Laundry Business Solutions

07/08/2022

Vitec Software Group AB recently acquired ABS Laundry Business Solutions (ABS), headquartered in Boxtel, the Netherlands. ABS reported sales of SEK (Swedish krona) 203 million ($19.3 million) for the 2021 financial year, according to a news release.

Alsco’s Houston South Facility Celebrates First Year of Service

06/10/2022

Alsco’s Houston South branch opened on June 12, 2021, amid lockdowns and economic distress. Despite these challenges, the Houston South team has exceeded expectations and has proudly built a reputation for quality service in the Houston area. The team celebrates its first year of success this June with a virtual plant tour open to all who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at their operations.

‘Surf the Wave’: European Operator Discusses Trends There

06/03/2022

Textile Services Weekly recently interviewed Andreas Holzer, managing director of Bardusch GmbH, Kusnacht, Germany, about trends in sustainability and how European operators are dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. Holzer, whose company is a TRSA member, also serves as the elected chairman of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA). Excerpts of our discussion follow.

Breakthroughs … Textile Services’ May Focus on Innovation

05/13/2022

The cover article in this month’s Textile Services focuses on a series of plant innovations. Common themes among the operators cited in this piece, titled “Innovation – ‘Every Problem Is an Opportunity,'” include breakthroughs in automation, resource conservation and ergonomics. Highlights from the article appear below.

Morning in the Midwest: Prudential’s New Cleanroom Plant

04/29/2022

Prudential Overall Supply President Chris Welch recently journeyed to Heath, OH, for an April 26 news conference announcing plans for a new, 68,000-square-foot (6,317-square-meter) cleanroom laundry located in an industrial park about 30 minutes east of Columbus, the “Buckeye State” capital.

Family-Owned Texas Company Acquires Alliant Systems

04/14/2022

Alliant Systems, Irving, TX, recently announced the sale of the company to Herrera Rodriguez Family Holdings (HRFH), a private Texas corporation owned by Mayron Herrera and Jhovanny Rodriguez. Alliant Systems will continue to operate under the same name as a wholly owned subsidiary of HRFH, which also operates an IT services company, Synetek Solutions, and a cloud-based VoIP service, GreenLink Networks, according to a news release.

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