Industry News

SBA Releases Interim Final Rules for PPP

Posted April 3, 2020 at 4:26 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released Interim Final Rules (“Final Rules”) for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — sections 1102 and 1106 of the CARES Act. The Interim Final Rules are different from the statutory language in several important respects and state that additional guidance on the affiliation rules will be issued promptly.

TRSA Provides Updates, New Resources with April 2 COVID-19 Webinar

Posted April 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm

For the fifth time in two weeks, TRSA hosted another well-attended COVID-19-specific webinar which provided the industry with additional support to move through the daily impact of the pandemic. The 90-minute, April 2 webinar, which drew more than 300 participants, opened with a state of the industry update from TRSA President and CEO Joseph Ricci.

Hoteliers Eye End of Year to Recoup Losses

Posted April 3, 2020 at 2:40 pm

As cancellations mount in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several hotel operators are eyeing the third and fourth quarter of 2020 to make up for lost revenue, according to a report in Hotel News Now, an online publication dedicated to the hotel and lodging industry.

Canada Recognizes Laundry Services as ‘Essential’ in Battle with COVID-19

Posted April 3, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Canada’s National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure, a publication by the Canadian Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for use in times of emergency or crisis, has listed laundry services under its critical infrastructure. Critical infrastructure is defined as the processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets, and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and the effective functioning of government. 

Sea-Lion America Donates PPE Masks to First Responders

Posted April 3, 2020 at 1:46 pm

In response to first responders urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Jiangsu Sea-lion Machinery Co. Ltd. of China supplied North American affiliate Sea-lion America Co. with a shipment of PPE masks. The masks have been donated to Connecticut firemen, police, visiting nurses, and to a disabled persons group home, according to a news release.

Business Pulse: Initial Survey Shows Hard Hits to Hospitality, F&B Sectors

Posted April 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm

TRSA recently closed its initial Business Pulse Survey, designed to get a snapshot of the economic activity in the various sectors of the linen, uniform and facility services industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Results of the survey will be published and reported every two weeks in the Textile Services Weekly e-newsletter.

Milliken Pivots to Produce Advanced Medical PPE

Posted April 3, 2020 at 1:03 pm

TRSA associate member Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.