Pandemic Tactics: Roundtable to Focus on What’s Working


COVID-19-related discussion among uniform service companies has largely focused largely on validating recent experiences. How much revenue has returned? What are the impacts of supply and labor shortages? TRSA’s Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committee is looking for higher-quality interaction among operators in this segment of the industry, starting with the next TRSA Virtual Roundtable, Wednesday, Dec. 8, on Zoom.

Baird 3Q Survey: Linens Up Big; Uniforms ‘Steady’


Robert W. Baird & Co. recently unveiled its third quarter (3Q 2021) Textile Rental Services Survey, a collaborative effort with TRSA. The survey findings reflect 26 responses to queries sent to 250 linen, uniform and facility services professions in both the linen and uniform rental sectors. The survey found robust growth on the linen side and a slight moderation of the bullish growth reported earlier in the uniform sector.

Reopening Tour Part II: TRSA Visits Midwest Members


Videos and photos from the June 20-25 stops on the Midwest leg of TRSA’s Reopening Tour can be viewed on TRSA’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter pages; same for followers of the social media accounts of Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO; and Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s vice president of government relations.

Renewed Optimism in Latest Uniform & Linen Rental Survey


Several key performance indicators trended into positive territory and the outlook for solid business growth rose among respondents to the latest Uniform & Linen Rental Survey for June 2021 (second quarter of 2021). The quarterly survey is conducted by Robert W. Baird & Co., in conjunction with TRSA.

TRSA Tour 2021: Staff Visits Members as Economy Reopens


TRSA finished the first leg of its Reopening Tour 2021 through the Southeastern United States to highlight the reopening of the economy and its impact on the linen, uniform and facility services industry. Traveling from the TRSA headquarters in Alexandria, VA, through Charlotte, NC; Birmingham, AL; and Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville, TN, over the course of 10 days, the Tour traveled nearly 2,600 miles, across seven states and 22 operator and supplier-partner facilities. TRSA representatives on the Tour included Joseph Ricci, president & CEO; Tom Newell, vice president ofoperations; Kevin Schwalb, vice president of government relations; and intern Ryan Kiernan.

TRSA Hits the Road to Visit Members


TRSA staff departed the association’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA, on April 19 for a week-and-a-half long road trip to visit operator and supplier members across the South and Southeastern U.S. By the time the trip concludes on April 28, the TRSA van will have logged more than 3,000 miles while traveling through seven states and visiting more than 25 member companies.

Mission Linen Gets Central Coast Innovation Award


The Pacific Coast Business Times recently honored Mission Linen Supply, Santa Barbara, CA, with a Central Coast Innovation Award in the Logistics & Supply Chain category. The awards honor the region’s leaders in innovation, disruptive technologies and social ventures, according to a news release.

TRSA Releases EIU-Powered Textile Services Market Analysis: United States, Canada


Forecasts for linen, uniform and facility services growth in critical demand sectors in the wake of COVID-19 economic turmoil highlight Textile Services Market Analysis: United States and Canada. This report excerpts from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU’s) recent TRSA-commissioned global study to guide the industry’s investment, expansion and strategic decision making worldwide.

TRSA’s Global Textile Services Market Analysis Now Available


As previewed in recent webinar presentations to roughly 350 global linen, uniform and facility services executives worldwide, TRSA’s first-ever Global Textile Services Market Analysis is now available as a fully searchable, digital publication optimized for online devices. The nearly 150-page report is available at