JENSEN-GROUP ’22 First-Half Earnings Up Nearly 40%

08/19/2022

The JENSEN-GROUP, Burgdorf, Switzerland, the parent company of JENSEN USA Inc., recently reported revenue for the first half of 2022 of 171.2 million euros ($172 million) – an increase of 37.8% vs. the same period last year, according to a news release. JENSEN officials attribute the earnings spike to a backlog of orders from the end of 2021 and strong orders from early this year.

Unitex Expanding Lawrence, MA, Plant

08/18/2022

Dacon Corp., a Massachusetts architectural firm, recently announced the addition of 97,000 square feet (9,011 square meters) of production space at the new Unitex healthcare textile processing plant in Lawrence, MA.

PMI – Key Learning Opportunity for Launderers, Suppliers

08/12/2022

TRSA’s Roger F. Cocivera Professional Management Institute (PMI) completed its yearly program on Aug. 11 with a commencement ceremony that drew nearly 200 attendees to the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center just off the University of Maryland campus. Nine laundry and supplier professionals received their two-year PMI certificates.

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.

PFAS Waste – A Dark Cloud on the Laundry Industry’s Horizon

07/15/2022

So you thought getting through COVID-19 was bad? And the follow-on (continuing) crises of inflation and supply-chain/labor shortages? Well, buckle your seat belts laundry operators, because the EPA and state environmental officials are now in the process of targeting a textile chemical additive called PFAS. Their actions potentially could saddle you with extremely high wastewater-disposal costs.

Town Hall Talks: Labor, Supply-Chain Shortages & Inflation

06/10/2022

TRSA recently held a series of six Regional Town Hall meetings that drew laundry operators and supplier partners from across North America, including a session dedicated to Canadian operators. These virtual gatherings focused on a range of issues such as recruitment/retention challenges, as well as policy developments in areas ranging from a new indoor heat standard to the growing prominence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs used by businesses worldwide.

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.

TRSA Earth Day Promotion: How Our Industry Saves Water

04/14/2022

TRSA and Infinite Laundry have developed a social media campaign to promote awareness of the linen, uniform and facility services industry and the impact that the industry has on environmental sustainability through water conservation. For two weeks leading up to Earth Day on Friday, April 22, TRSA will post content on social media and utilize digital marketing outlets to create awareness among the public and the industry.

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