Industry News

Milliken Exec Shares Insights on Removing PFAS from Operations

Posted March 31, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Jeff Strahan, Ph.D., and the director of research, compliance and sustainability at Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently discussed how the company removed per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) from its textile fibers and finishes portfolio of products.

TRSA Submits Comments on Reusable PPE to Senate Committee

Posted March 31, 2023 at 2:56 pm

TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci recently submitted comments on the importance of reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) as part of the committee’s request for information on policies that the committee should consider during the reauthorization process for the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). The act is due to be reauthorized before the end of this fiscal year.

Agenda Set for California Regional Town Hall

Posted March 31, 2023 at 1:54 pm

TRSA recently finalized the agenda for its California Regional Town Hall scheduled for May 2 in Anaheim. For added value, the Town Hall will be held in conjunction with the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and Pacific Southwest NAFA Fleet Management Association Chapter events that will take place in Anaheim from May 1-4.

Video Showcases Industry Sustainability in Advance of Earth Day

Posted March 31, 2023 at 1:33 pm

TRSA and Infinite Laundry have developed a 15-second video to highlight one of the many sustainable benefits of the linen, uniform and facility services industry – reduced water consumption. The video notes that the industry saves a whopping 30 billion gallons of water per year compared to home laundering.

UK Prison Labor Program: Giving Inmates ‘Second Chances’

Posted March 31, 2023 at 1:13 pm

While laundry operators in the U.S. have long pursued outreach efforts with local or county jail authorities to access inmate labor, the association representing linen, uniform and facility services operators in Great Britain recently has taken this idea a step further with a national initiative that they’ve dubbed, “Giving People a Second Chance.”

Gurtler Acquires OMNI’s UV Technology for Tunnels

Posted March 31, 2023 at 12:24 pm

Gurtler Industries announced an agreement with OMNI Solutions to acquire full rights to OMNI’s SULAOS, Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System. Under the agreement, Gurtler will own the SULAOS technology exclusively for the tunnel system markets worldwide. Gurtler also will partner with OMNI’s current users of their technology in existing tunnel systems. 

Best of the Industry Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

Posted March 24, 2023 at 4:19 pm

The 13th Annual Legislative Conference concluded its opening day with the Annual Industry Awards dinner to spotlight the best of the linen, uniform and facility services industry in several categories, including Plant of the Year, Above & Beyond Service, Company Community Service, Safety Excellence and more.

Supplier Partner Workshop Kicks Off Legislative Conference

Posted March 24, 2023 at 3:56 pm

TRSA kickstarted its 13th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, with a three-hour workshop on March 21 designed exclusively for supplier partners to the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The workshop’s four sessions were designed to inform and educate industry suppliers about the latest supply-chain trends, sustainable practices, the importance of branding and how understanding the industry’s end users helps build relationships with operators.