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Texas Tax Reform Push – Feb. 21 Conference Call Set

Posted February 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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TRSA is leading an effort on behalf of commercial laundries to amend the Texas franchise tax to include uniform and linen rental companies. If TRSA wins this battle it will save operators money by lowering the industry’s franchise tax rate from .75% to .35%.

Clarus Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted February 15, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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Clarus Linen Systems, Buffalo, NY, recently filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Law, according to news reports. Chapter 11 allows a company to reorganize under the court’s supervision while being protected from creditors.

Cintas, Marriott Team Up on Garment Recycling

Posted February 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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Cintas Corp. recently announced a new garment program with JW Marriott hotels that includes an apparel collection that employees across 51 properties will wear. In addition, when those garments are ready for retirement, those properties that are in the U.S. also will participate in an effort to recycle that clothing through a program managed by Cintas.

Clean 2019: TRSA Outlines Networking, Professional Development

Posted February 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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TRSA will host the Clean Show Experience in conjunction with the 2019 Clean Show, June 19-23 in New Orleans, LA. The TRSA Clean Show Experience combines TRSA’s welcome reception, networking breakfasts and lunches, and educational sessions in a single advance registration. When you register for the TRSA Clean Show Experience, you will select which of these events to attend.

Mag Reader Survey Closes; Incentive Winners Named

Posted February 15, 2019 at 11:08 am
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Textile Services recently completed the latest edition of its AdBrand™ readership survey. The yearly study of the publication’s January issue drew 164 respondents who completed an online survey developed by Signet Research Inc., Englewood, NJ.

Companies Honored for Accentuating Industry Positives

Posted February 15, 2019 at 10:27 am
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TRSA is increasingly acknowledging members’ exemplary efforts to care deeply for employees, customers, communities and the environment. This recognition will share the spotlight with meetings on Capitol Hill when TRSA conducts its 9th Annual Legislative Conference March 27-28 in Washington.

Article Touts Benefits of Hotel Laundry Outsourcing

Posted February 14, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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A recent article in Hotel Management, titled “How Outsourcing Hotel Laundry Can Improve Operations, Safety,” looked at what hoteliers should consider when deciding how best to manage their laundry and linen program.

Braun Linen Gets Hygienically Clean Hospitality Certification

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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Braun Linen Service Inc., a third-generation owned and operated industrial laundry based in Paramount, CA, recently achieved the Hygienically Clean Hospitality certification. This achievement reflects the company’s commitment to best-management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by on-site inspection and capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing.

TRSA 2nd Annual Leadership Summit Welcomes NFL Icon Archie Manning as Keynote Speaker

Posted February 10, 2019 at 8:00 am
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The TRSA 2nd Annual Leadership Summit will be held on June 19 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. This summit will build on last year’s highly successful outing which created opportunities for industry leadership to improve management team relations within participating companies. Scheduled as a pre-event to the Clean Show, industry CEOs/Executives should take this opportunity to recognize their young executives and emerging leaders (a concept critical to retaining talent) and foster collaboration in developing the next generations of top management.