Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently acquired SITEX, a Kentucky-based, family-owned supplier of uniform and facility service programs.
A bill recently was introduced in the Illinois state senate that would impose regulations on the sale of new washing machines for both commercial and residential use. The bill was referred to the Environment and Conservation Committee on Jan. 31.
A research paper, titled “Development of a Standardized International Protocol for Evaluation of the Disinfection Efficacy of Healthcare Laundry Wash Processes,” was published on Jan. 18 in Applied Microbiology. The research aimed to develop a standardized global protocol for monitoring the disinfection efficacy of healthcare laundry processes.
Off the hard work of the participants of the WATS/TRSA Legislative Day in Madison, WI, the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means passed AB 945 by a vote of 8 – 4. The legislation would add the Standard Industrial Codes (SIC) for the linen, uniform and facility services industry to the list of eligible industries to receive the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit (MATX), saving the industry thousands of dollars annually.
Carson Neal recently was named general manager of Halifax Linen Service at its Roanoke Rapids, NC, plant. In his new role, Neal oversees five department managers: controller, human resources, operations, service and sales.
Continental Linen Service (CLS) recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) to its Kalamazoo, MI, plant. TRSA organized this meeting with the congressman and the CLS team, which included members representing three of the family-owned and operated company’s four generations.
Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, recently announced that Kim Thrasher has joined its staff as sales and marketing coordinator. She oversees research and assisting the regional sales team with equipment-related inquiries and price quotes; and reports directly to company President Mark Thrasher.
Reino Linen’s plant in Brownstown, MI, has come a long way since its founding in 2009 as a satellite facility for Reino’s Gibsonburg, OH, laundry. Reino/Brownstown currently is processing roughly 45-48 million lbs. of healthcare textiles annually for Detroit-area hospitals and clinics. Textile Services magazine is also planning a profile article on the Michigan plant.
Crothall Laundry Services, a leading provider of outsourced laundry and linen-management services to the healthcare and hospitality sectors, is now Core Linen Services. As part of the continued evolution of the organization, the rebranding to Core Linen Services is a significant milestone in the company’s 33-year history.