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Associate Achievement: Milton Magnus ‘I Love What I Do’

Posted September 20, 2019 at 8:10 am

Milton Magnus III, president and CEO of M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL, received TRSA’s Maglin/Biggie Associate Lifetime Achievement Award at TRSA’s Sept. 19 Awards Dinner at the association’s 106th Annual Conference in Boston amid a heartfelt show of thanks to customers and colleagues, as well as family members who’ve backed this company for four generations.

Lifetime Achievement: Watts Emphasizes Industry Solidarity

Posted September 20, 2019 at 7:54 am

Tom Watts, president of Prudential Overall Supply, Irvine, CA, told a crowd of nearly 200 people at TRSA’s Sept. 19 Awards Dinner during the 106th Annual Conference that he felt like the entire industry should receive recognition for its work. However, he graciously accepted the laundry industry’s highest honor, the Operator Lifetime Achievement Award, thanking his wife, Marcy, and Prudential Chairman Dan Clark for their many years of personal and professional support.

Annual Conf.: TRSA Holds Inaugural Management Development Day

Posted September 20, 2019 at 1:01 am

After a full slate of committee meetings on the opening day, TRSA’s 106th Annual Conference moved forward with its Management Development Day on Sept. 18. Designed to develop the next generation of linen, uniform and facility services leaders, the Management Development program featured a hospitality keynote and several breakout sessions on topics such as building your corporate culture, effective communication skills, mastering emotional intelligence and more.

Committee Meetings Kick Off Annual Conference

Posted September 20, 2019 at 12:07 am

Several TRSA committees gathered on Sept. 17, the first day of TRSA’s 106th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. Committee members gathered in person to provide updates on projects and discuss the latest issues of importance to the linen, uniform and facility services industry.  

Clean Green: Foussard Montague Renews Certification

Posted September 19, 2019 at 3:41 pm

TRSA operator member Foussard Montague Associates Inc. recently renewed the company’s Clean Green certification at the following facilities that it manages: Aid to Hospitals Inc., Rochester, NY; Health Systems Cooperative Laundries (St. Paul, MN; Denver; and Pueblo, CO); Hospital Central Services Association, Auburn, WA; North Texas Healthcare Laundry, Grand Prairie, TX; Texas Healthcare Linen, Abilene, TX; United Linen Services of New England, Lawrence, MA; and United Linen Services, St. Paul, MN.

Second Annual Marketing & Sales Summit Explores EI

Posted September 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is often referred to as “the other kind of smart.” EI, the ability to identify and manage not only your own emotions, but those of others, can be increased, resulting in tangible, lasting professional and personal growth.

CLEAN to Invest $8.7M to Expand Yeovil Laundry

Posted September 17, 2019 at 11:13 pm

CLEAN, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, recently announced plans to invest $8.7 million (£7 million) in its location in Yeovil, Somerset, England, to increase capacity, boost jobs and help it build on its existing success, according to a news release.

HandCraft – Growing and Changing with Healthcare

Posted September 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Textile Services Weekly recently visited HandCraft Services Inc. in Richmond where we interviewed President Keith Nichols and toured the company’s outpatient medical plant in Richmond. Readers of the Weekly who also receive the monthly Textile Services magazine can look forward to a longer article on the plant and HandCraft’s growth plans for 2020 and beyond.

‘Stay in the Know’: TS Weekly Survey Results

Posted September 13, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Textile Services Weekly recently conducted an AdImpact™ survey of its readership to get feedback on its e-newsletter content and advertising. The survey was conducted by Signet Research Inc. for the May 13 and May 20 editions of the newsletter.