Industry News

Aramark, Cintas Get Top Uniform Awards

Posted September 25, 2020 at 1:03 pm

TRSA operator members Aramark and Cintas were among the winners of the 2020 Image of the Year (IOY) Award® competition, an annual program that recognizes the most fashionable, forward-thinking and innovative commercial apparel designs and the businesses that wear them, according to a news release.

PureStar Names New CEO

Posted September 25, 2020 at 12:32 pm

PureStar, Las Vegas, recently announced the appointment of Brian Herington to CEO, as well as the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

Restaurant Association Provides Tips on Cleaning Procedures

Posted September 25, 2020 at 11:51 am

In honor of National Food Safety Month this September, the National Restaurant Association recently highlighted best practices for cleaning and sanitizing restaurants. Of note for food-and-beverage launderers is the association’s guidance on how to properly use cleaning cloths.

HLSG Gets ‘Great Place to Work Certification’

Posted September 25, 2020 at 11:13 am

Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), a nine-plant, Illinois-based regional healthcare launderer, recently announced that it’s achieved certification as a Great Place to Work®. The certification – based on employee surveys – demonstrates HLSG’s commitment to making the employee experience a priority.

TRSA Hosts Webinar on Improving Plant Productivity

Posted September 24, 2020 at 6:09 pm

TRSA’s three-part webinar series on “Workwear and Facility Services” recently continued with the second installment, titled “What’s New in Productivity Improvements.” The hour-long webinar looked at best practices for productivity, with a focus on engagement, efficiency and equipment.

HandCraft: Outmaneuvering COVID-19 in North Carolina

Posted September 24, 2020 at 4:54 pm

When HandCraft Services opened its new 75,600-square-foot (7,023-square-meter) healthcare laundry in High Point, NC, in August 2019, COO Joe McKeown had high hopes for replicating the success of the company’s Richmond, VA-based healthcare plant. Then, when COVID-19 hit in March of this year, the pandemic forced the company – like laundries across the globe – to rethink its strategy.

GOJO Expands Ohio Operations in Pandemic Response

Posted September 18, 2020 at 2:01 pm

GOJO is continuing to take significant steps to expand its capacity to meet exponential increases in demand for PURELL® sanitizer, soap, wipes and surface spray, as more and more businesses and institutions reopen with a sharp focus on cleanliness and hygiene, according to a news release.

Gurtler Director of R&D Discusses C. diff

Posted September 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Kevin McLaren, director of research and development for Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently presented a telecourse titled “Hospital Laundry and C. difficile Spore Inactivation.”