Recognition of Benstock Leads NAUMD’s TRSA Honorees


“I’m not done yet,” declared Michael Benstock in his acceptance of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Network Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD). Observers of such an honor might view it as an indication that these winners can cap their careers. For Benstock, CEO of Superior Group of Companies (NAUMD and TRSA member), born in 1956, passing age 65 was no milestone. He strongly indicated to the audience at NAUMD’s recent 2022 Convention in Reston, VA, that he doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

SITEX Corp. Plans $4.5 Million Expansion


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) recently announced that SITEX Corp., a family-owned uniform and linen rental business based in Henderson, KY, will expand with a $4.5 million investment that will create 30 full-time jobs.

Production Summit Thrives on Diversity of Industry’s Operations


Manifesting TRSA as a collaboration of members from single-plant local companies to international chains, the May 18-19 Production Summit & Plant Tours in Chicago reflected participants’ interest in learning about practices from industry colleagues whose organizations don’t exactly resemble their own. The 80 attendees also were intrigued with consultants who offered economywide perspectives on labor force issues, giving the group ideas about how to improve employee recruiting and retention.

Aramark to Spin-Off Uniform Services Business


Aramark today announced its plan to separate Aramark Uniform Services (AUS) into an independent, publicly traded company. The structure of the transaction is intended to be a spin-off that is tax-free to Aramark and its stockholders. The company currently expects the spin-off to occur by the end of fiscal 2023, according to a news release.

Morning in the Midwest: Prudential’s New Cleanroom Plant


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.

Industrial Roundtable Covers Marketing, Fleet, Wastewater Issues


Opportunities for uniform service growth were highlighted on April 21 in TRSA’s virtual Industrial Research and Roundtable session. It featured data presented by the Yes& agency, TRSA’s consultant on its Market Recovery and Expansion project, from the portion of this consumer and decision-maker research most relevant to the industry’s industrial sector.

‘Acing It’: Ace ImageWear Celebrates 90th Anniversary


Local uniform provider Ace ImageWear recently announced that 2022 marks the company’s 90th anniversary. Ace ImageWear is a family-owned and operated independent business with locations in Kansas City, MO; Houston; and Beaumont, TX. Ace ImageWear is now in its third generation of family leadership.

Spring into Action: TRSA to Host Six In-Person Events in May


From coast to coast, TRSA is hosting a series of in-person events in May, ranging from a state legislative conference in Albany, NY, to a pair of regional town halls in Chicago and Long Beach, CA, plus several summits focused on issues such as fleet vehicles, human resources and safety.

Prudential Overall Supply Celebrates 90th Anniversary


Prudential Overall Supply, Irvine, CA, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Founded by John D. Clark in 1932, Prudential has grown from a one-man operation to a national brand serving customers throughout North America, according to a news release.

Ames to Speak at Production Summit


TRSA recently announced that Kevin Ames, founder of the Ames Leadership Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Production Summit & Plant Tours, scheduled for May 18-19. Ames has traveled from Boston to Beijing, Melbourne to Mumbai, and has been around the globe as a speaker, coach and consultant.