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TRSA Hosts Summit for Marketing & Sales Professionals

Posted December 14, 2018 at 11:40 am
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TRSA’s Marketing & Sales Summit, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, kicked off on Dec. 12 with a Marketing & PR Committee meeting and a Welcome Reception, and continued the following day with educational tracks dedicated to marketing as well as sales, and a panel presentation featuring senior sales and marketing executives from four of the industry’s largest companies.

Season’s Greetings: TRSA Holiday Schedule

Posted December 14, 2018 at 10:21 am
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TRSA offices will remain closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. The association’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA, also will remain closed on Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in observance of New Year’s Day.

Cintas Celebrates 16th, Final VPP Certification in Indiana

Posted December 14, 2018 at 10:09 am
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The Indiana Department of Labor recently announced that all 16 Cintas Corp. locations in Indiana have achieved STAR status in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program for workplace safety and health excellence, according to a news release.

Braun Restructures its Sales Team

Posted December 14, 2018 at 9:32 am
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Rick Rudmann, president of G.A. Braun Inc., Syracuse, NY, recently announced two promotions within Braun’s sales organization, according to a news release.

TRSA Internship Program Scores Big in Sophomore Year

Posted December 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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When TRSA launched its internship program in 2017 to help companies find skilled labor and, in turn, give undergraduate students a chance to learn the business, the association created a mutually beneficial partnership. Now in its second year, the program has grown significantly with more than 200 students submitting resumes.

Emerald Announces LA Acquisition, New NorCal Plant

Posted December 13, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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Emerald Textiles, a leading West Coast healthcare launderer, today announced two major developments: the acquisition of MediClean Linen and Laundry, a healthcare operator based in Los Angeles; and plans to develop a new 60 million lbs. per year plant in Livingston, CA, according to a news release. The new plant in Northern California is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2019. Emerald CEO Greg Anderson said he’s pleased with the company’s progress in both ends of the Golden State.

Workwear – 4th Quarter Growth Signals Mixed

Posted December 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm
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Investment analyst Robert W. Baird & Co. saw the underpinnings of uniform rental growth slip a little this fall. The firm’s proprietary index that includes industries that account for the largest share of uniformed workers grew by just 19,000 jobs in September. That was its weakest addition since September 2017. Both of those months were affected by hurricanes. This year’s dip to 49,000 job gains was slightly below the 50,000 to 80,000 associated with public uniform service companies’ mid-single-digit organic revenue gains.

TRSA, Laundry Association of Australia Set Framework for Collaboration

Posted December 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between TRSA, the association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, and the Laundry Association of Australia (LAA), establishing a framework for cooperation that will enhance their respective abilities to promote, protect and professionalize the industry.

TRSAPAC Fly-In Features DOL Chief, Hill Meetings

Posted December 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm
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The TRSAPAC Fly-In included several high-level meetings with key regulators and legislators. The linen, uniform and facility services executives that attended the two-day event met with a pair of House members, as well as the Secretary of Labor.