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TRSA Distributes Annual Conf. Fees to Charities

Posted January 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Roughly $80,000 in registration fees from the TRSA Annual Conference that was canceled in September 2017 are on their way to three charities helping devastated communities and their residents recover from the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, the fifth most active since recordkeeping began in 1851.

TRSA Webinar Tackles the “MeToo” Movement

Posted January 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

TRSA kicked off its 2018 webinar series with a topic that has been increasingly in the spotlight during the past year, with several high-profile figures falling due to past indiscretions coming to light. The webinar, titled “Sexual Harassment: An Old Problem Under a New Spotlight,” shared five steps that your company can take to avoid harassment and discrimination claims in the workplace.

In Other News this Week

Posted January 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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

Cintas Gets VPP Star in FL, MS

Posted January 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced that its uniform-rental locations in Jacksonville, FL, and Jackson, MS, have received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to a news release.

MA Launderer Settles VOC Charges

Posted January 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently settled charges against Clean Uniforms and More, New Bedford, MA, for violations of the Clean Air Act, according to an agency news release. The deal, approved in federal district court concurrently with the EPA’s complaint, will require the company to pay a $200,000 penalty. Clean Uniforms also must implement air-pollution control equipment to curb emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from its industrial laundry operations. The company cooperated with the EPA throughout the settlement process, the release said.

Cayetano Gets Career Achievement Award

Posted January 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

Vicky Cayetano recently was given the Women Who Mean Business Career Achievement award from Pacific Business News. Cayetano is the president and CEO of TRSA operator member company United Laundry Services Inc., Honolulu, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018.

Mission Opens New Bay Area Plant

Posted January 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Mission Linen Supply recently built and opened a new, 100,000-square-foot LEED-certified facility in Newark, CA. The plant is capable of processing more than 70 million lbs. of textiles annually. The new facility will provide services to customers throughout the San Francisco Bay area, according to a news release.

High-Ranking PA Official Visits Paris Cos.

Posted January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Dennis Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), recently toured Paris Healthcare Linen Services’ processing plant in DuBois, PA.