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CARB Discusses Fleet Regulation and Incentives

Posted August 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Linen, uniform and facility services representatives attending TRSA’s California Legislative Conference received an update from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding current and future emission reduction goals, fleet regulations and incentive programs. These presentations provided early insight into emerging goals and regulations supporting California’s vehicle emissions reduction targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050 to reach 90% reduction from 1990 emissions levels.

TRSA Members Urge CA Lawmakers to Update Outdated Rule

Posted August 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Over 20 TRSA members gathered in Sacramento, CA, for the second of TRSA’s State Legislative Conferences. The conference was developed to support AB 2679, TRSA’s effort to reform the outdated Title 22 regulation on the laundering of healthcare facility linens. The conference also provided valuable information on the upcoming California Air Resources Board “Last Mile Delivery” rule.

Unitex Helps Kids with Hospital Outreach Program

Posted August 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Unitex, Elmsford, NY, recently demonstrated its commitment to giving back to local communities by sponsoring an outreach program for sick children and their families at three New York-area hospitals, according to a news release.

VP Celebrates 30 Years at Milnor

Posted August 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Rick Kelly, vice president of sales and marketing, recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with Pellerin Milnor Corp., Kenner, LA, according to a news release.

Ex-TRSA Leader, a Fierce Member Advocate, Passes On

Posted August 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

Leslie “Buddy” Spero, a former top elected leader of TRSA, recently passed away at the age of 92, according to family members. He served as president of TRSA from 1981-’82, when he was also the owner/operator of United Service Co., a Youngstown, OH-based food and beverage (F&B) commercial laundry. The business was sold later in the 1980s and Spero had retired and was living in Palm Beach, FL, for several years.

OSHA Compliance: Recordkeeping Requirements for Laundries

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm

TRSA recently held a webinar titled “OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements: Are You Compliant?” The webinar focused on strategies for commercial laundries to comply with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping logs.

PMI Holds Ceremony for 2018 Graduating Class

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:51 pm

TRSA’s Roger F. Cocivera Production Management Institute (PMI) held its graduation ceremony on Aug. 10 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at the University of Maryland. This year’s PMI – Management class of graduates included 26 linen, uniform and facility services executives from national, regional and independent operations across the United States.

Longtime Consultant John Ciambrone Passes Away

Posted August 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm

There’s an old African proverb that says ‘When an elderly person dies, a library burns to the ground.” Few would question whether that statement applies to veteran laundry consultant John Ciambrone, 93, who passed away on Aug. 8. He founded an independent laundry consulting business in 1962 and operated it continuously on behalf of scores of clients through 2017, according to his son Jay Ciambrone.

Production Summit: Ashes to Automation Plant Tour

Posted August 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Early on the morning of June 15, 2016, a devastating fire raged through Clemens Uniform in Lansdale, PA. The smoke was visible for miles. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the entire building, along with everything inside, was gutted.

In Other News this Week

Posted August 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.