California Reopening Tour Pushes TRSA to Nearly 6,000 Miles


TRSA’s three Reopening Tour legs have generated unprecedented information-sharing through personally reporting these meetings’ highlights to members at subsequent stops on each leg and generating social media posts for industry stakeholders to view everywhere as the trips proceeded. The legs consisted of two 2,500-mile-plus road trips with staff driving to meet members through 14 U.S. states and a fly/drive covering more than 600 miles in California.

Golden State Revving Up New Regulatory Threats


The California leg of TRSA’s Reopening Tour (trips to U.S. regions to meet locally with members) on Sept. 19-23 found Golden State laundry operators recovering but by no means free of COVID-19 challenges. Already operating in a difficult state regulatory environment, the TRSA visitors and California members learned about new rules – those under review or slated for implementation – that would add to the already significant burdens confronting businesses, including the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Faultless Gets Multiple MWEA Awards


Faultless Healthcare Linen, an ImageFIRST Company, recently received four awards at the Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) Annual Convention. The Annual Convention and Awards Luncheon recognizes top performers with local water districts, engineering excellence, and companies that excel in conservation and pretreatment performance.

Rentwear Gets Enviro Award


TRSA operator member Rentwear Inc., North Canton, OH, recently received the Canton City Mayor’s Award for Environmental Quality Control in 2020, according to a news release.

‘CONSERVE’: Water Recycling’s ‘Next Frontier’


Nearly 40 online attendees – each of whom received a $10 drink voucher from Starbucks – learned on June 18 about a program aimed at helping laundry operators improve efficiency, quality and environmental performance – all with no up-front capital costs. Add to that, they get help with attaining third-party certification to TRSA’s Clean Green and/or Hygienically Clean certifications, and you have an enticing package of benefits for companies working to recover from COVID-19-driven shutdowns.

TRSA Unveils Collaborative Conservation & Certification Initiative


Kemco Systems Co. LLC (, a Clearwater, Fla.-based designer and manufacturer of energy- and water-conservation systems, is offering a cost-effective approach for laundries to improve efficiencies with no capital investment. The all-inclusive CONSERVE program offers water-recycling-as-a-service including an opportunity to pursue TRSA’s Hygienically Clean and Clean Green certifications with support from Six Disciplines Consulting.

Laundromat Deploys UV to Fight COVID-19


A St. Paul, MN, laundromat owner, concerned about COVID-19 and the need to assure his customers that their clothes washed on-site are hygienically clean, recently turned to TRSA associate member Omni Solutions, Baraboo, WI, to install a version of the company’s Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System (SULAOS) program, which incorporates UV light and a form of ozone to neutralize microorganisms, including COVID-19.

EPA Cites Progress on PFAS Action Plan


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with an action plan for dealing with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), despite complaints from congressional critics that it’s not moving quickly enough to deal with these substances, some of which have turned up in commercial laundry wastewater in states including Michigan and Ohio, according to news reports. PFAS-related substances are used in some barrier gowns and flame-resistant garments.