Exit Interview – Q&A With M+A Matting’s David Watterson


After 34 years’ service in the business of supplying mats to the linen, uniform and facility services industry, David Watterson, M+A Matting’s vice president of field and international sales, recently announced his retirement from the LaGrange, GA-based company. M+A helped fuel the growth of the mat-rental market, starting with its founding in the early 1960s as Mountville Mills Inc. Because of Watterson’s pivotal role in that growth, we asked if he’d answer a few questions about where the business is headed in the 2020s and beyond. Excerpts of his responses appear below.

Alliant Unveils New Offerings at AlliantCon23


Alliant Systems recently hosted AlliantCon23, a two-day gathering in Frisco, TX, of more than 200 textile rental professionals hailing from over 90 companies across the U.S. and Canada. This annual conference serves as a platform for operators to engage in discussions on emerging technologies, share innovative strategies, and receive crucial insights on business growth and management.

Aramark Completes Spin-Off of Vestis™


Aramark Corp., Philadelphia, recently announced that it has completed the spin-off of Vestis Corp., which holds Aramark’s uniform and workplace supplies business. Vestis is now an independent public company, according to a news release.

Cintas Controller Promoted to VP Role


Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced that Paul F. Adler, vice president, treasurer & investor relations, will retire on July 31. The company also announced that Jared S. Mattingley, currently the company’s corporate controller, will be promoted to replace Adler as vice president, treasurer & investor relations, effective July 1.

TRSA’s New Customer-Facing Website: Taking the Industry to the Public!


TRSA recently launched a customer/consumer-facing website to promote the hygiene and environmental advantages and supply-chain sustainability, as well as other benefits of linen, uniform and facility services. Users can view the website at LaundryServices.org. It includes a searchable directory of TRSA members so local businesses can find one near them.

Two Plant Tours to Cap Off Production Summit


A highlight of past TRSA Production Summits have been the highly informative plant tours. With that in mind, TRSA has arranged for two distinctive tours for the May 10-11 Summit that will take place in Kansas City, MO.

TRSA Members Discuss Individual Market Trends, Challenges


TRSA recently hosted its Market Sector Roundtables, giving linen, uniform and facility services industry executives an opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities and trends impacting their market sector and business. The event included breakout discussions focused on the food-and-beverage (F&B), healthcare, hospitality/hotel and industrial market sectors.

Annual Industry Performance Report Reflects Financial Recovery


TRSA’s recently released Industry Performance Report shows many financial indicators improving to pre-COVID levels. Using 2021 financial data collected from TRSA members on a confidential basis and compiled by the MacKay Research Group, Boulder, CO, the TRSA report is the only industrywide research report that enables operators to compare their income statements, balance sheets, and financial and employee productivity ratios.