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


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


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


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.

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.