Virtual Roundtable: F&B/Hospitality and Crown Linen Plant Tour

May 12, 2021, 1-3 pm ET   •   Live Virtual Event Register

Pricing: TRSA Members: $45  |  Nonmembers: $90


TRSA’s Virtual Plant Tour series continues by taking you inside Crown Linen, LLC’s Atlanta hospitality plant, opened in 2019 in a modern industrial park. It’s in a 160,000-square-foot building that includes Crown’s nearly 90,000 square feet for operations with the remainder leased to another company.

Within Crown’s existing working footprint is room for expansion as growth in the Atlanta metro area resumes. The design is based on a template the Crown team has developed for its Florida plants that these have followed nearly identically, laid out the same way for a brighter future.

In the Atlanta plant, soil sorters drop items into 12 chutes feeding two tunnel washers, each with 12 150-pound chambers, feeding seven 300-pound dryers. A pony wash aisle has four machines ranging from 40- to 130-pound capacities, with three 130-pound dryers. There are five ironer lines: three for sheet folding, ironing and stacking; one for small pieces; and the other for either. A tunnel finisher processes bathrobes. The finishing side also includes four towel folders.

The boiler room has two 350-HP boilers and a water reclamation system enabling 45% to 50% reuse. There are separate rooms for air compressors and chemical injection.

Following the virtual plant tour, learn from others’ experience as operators adjust to the COVID-19-induced new normal in production, sales and service in a Virtual Roundtable for this key market sector. Provide opinions on how TRSA should react to changes in this market through:

  • Advocacy and government relations
  • Hygiene, cleanliness and reusable textile promotion
  • Education, training, networking and information-sharing programs

TRSA market-specific Virtual Roundtables enable executives to directly contribute to the direction and value of TRSA and the industry while networking with colleagues whose companies hail from the same industry niche. These discussions are especially valuable to owner/operators, CEOs, presidents, VPs and staff directors as well as general managers.

  • Most substantial issues affecting our industry in the market and implications for companies
  • Opportunities and challenges unique to the market and implications
  • Potential TRSA roles to help companies with implications

The TRSA committee dedicated to a Virtual Roundtable’s market sector will plan the discussion in the weeks just before the Roundtable to ensure it covers the latest trends and developments. Register using the link above; answer the question in this webform that enables you to suggest subjects you would like to have covered. You will receive a Zoom link for your calendar and agenda updates.

    • Facilitated by Joseph Ricci, president and CEO; Kevin Schwalb, vice president, Government Relations; and Ken Koepper, director, membership and industry outreach
    • Roundtables are not recorded