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NorCal Community Welcomes New Emerald Plant

Posted July 15, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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City officials, including the mayor, two city council members and the local police chief of Livingston, CA, joined in a warm welcome for Emerald Textiles at a July 12 groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new 84,000-square-foot (7,803-square-meter) complex that’s undergoing renovations for use as an acute-care healthcare laundry starting this fall.

Paleczny Promoted at Thermopatch

Posted July 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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Thermopatch, Syracuse, NY, recently announced the promotion of John Paleczny to manager of sales & marketing. In this role, Paleczny will have the primary responsibility for marketing Thermopatch’s products and services to include advertising, trade shows, product promotions, as well as managing the field sales team, according to a news release.

VF Taps Bruce to Lead Dickies Brand

Posted July 12, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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VF Corp. recently announced the appointment of Denny Bruce to the position of global brand president, Dickies®. He will report to Curt Holtz, executive vice president and group president, workwear, according to a news release.

White Plains Linen Expands with E-Commerce Division

Posted July 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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White Plains Linen, Peekskill, NY, recently launched a new division aimed at servicing restaurants, catering venues, hotels and country clubs outside of its rental service territory. The new division, called Wholesale Chefwear, provides food-and-beverage and hospitality customers with a wide variety of back-of-the-house items.

Congressional Leaders Pessimistic about Infrastructure Investment and Immigration Reform

Posted July 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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TRSA hosted bipartisan discussions regarding issues critical to the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s continued economic growth, including infrastructure investment, labor and immigration reform with U.S. Reps. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Carol Miller (R-WV). While both understand the importance of these issues for business, neither was optimistic that anything would get done before the 2020 elections.

TRSA Meets with EPA Regarding PFAS and Microfiber

Posted July 12, 2019 at 11:42 am
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TRSA representatives recently met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Science and Technology (OST) to discuss the risks and regulatory activity pertaining to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, and microfibers. The U.S. EPA OST is responsible for working with stakeholders to develop national economically and technologically achievable performance standards to address water pollution from industry.

Arkansas Senator Tours Superior Linen Service

Posted July 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) recently toured Superior Linen Service’s Springdale, AR, plant. During his July 3 visit, he also met with staff and discussed a range of issues facing the company and the linen, uniform and facility services industry, as well as the broader U.S. economy.

Healthcare Linen Services Group Expands TRSA Membership

Posted July 5, 2019 at 11:52 am
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Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG), Batavia, IL, a provider of linen-management services to the healthcare and hospitality industries, recently joined TRSA to establish a strategic partnership across the company’s premier regional brands including Logan’s Healthcare Linens, Logan’s Uniform Rentals, Superior Health Linens and Textile Care Services, according to a news release.

Carnahan Joins Cintas’ Board of Directors

Posted July 5, 2019 at 11:39 am
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Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced that its board of directors increased the number of directors from eight to nine, and appointed Karen L. Carnahan as a new member effective immediately, according to a news release.