Industry News

Bill Regulating Washing Machines Introduced in Illinois

Posted February 16, 2024 at 3:46 pm

A bill recently was introduced in the Illinois state senate that would impose regulations on the sale of new washing machines for both commercial and residential use. The bill was referred to the Environment and Conservation Committee on Jan. 31.

Healthcare Laundry Research Published in Scholarly Journal

Posted February 16, 2024 at 3:40 pm

A research paper, titled “Development of a Standardized International Protocol for Evaluation of the Disinfection Efficacy of Healthcare Laundry Wash Processes,” was published on Jan. 18 in Applied Microbiology. The research aimed to develop a standardized global protocol for monitoring the disinfection efficacy of healthcare laundry processes.

Wisconsin Tax Bill Clears Another Hurdle

Posted February 16, 2024 at 1:11 pm

Off the hard work of the participants of the WATS/TRSA Legislative Day in Madison, WI, the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means passed AB 945 by a vote of 8 – 4. The legislation would add the Standard Industrial Codes (SIC) for the linen, uniform and facility services industry to the list of eligible industries to receive the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit (MATX), saving the industry thousands of dollars annually.

Halifax Linen Appoints Neal to GM Role

Posted February 16, 2024 at 12:59 pm

Carson Neal recently was named general manager of Halifax Linen Service at its Roanoke Rapids, NC, plant. In his new role, Neal oversees five department managers: controller, human resources, operations, service and sales.

Rep. Huizenga Visits CLS Facility

Posted February 16, 2024 at 12:49 pm

Continental Linen Service (CLS) recently welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) to its Kalamazoo, MI, plant. TRSA organized this meeting with the congressman and the CLS team, which included members representing three of the family-owned and operated company’s four generations.

Kim Thrasher Joins Lavatec’s Sales Team

Posted February 16, 2024 at 12:32 pm

Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, recently announced that Kim Thrasher has joined its staff as sales and marketing coordinator. She oversees research and assisting the regional sales team with equipment-related inquiries and price quotes; and reports directly to company President Mark Thrasher.

Reino Linen, MI – Growing Strong, 15 Years On

Posted February 16, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Reino Linen’s plant in Brownstown, MI, has come a long way since its founding in 2009 as a satellite facility for Reino’s Gibsonburg, OH, laundry. Reino/Brownstown currently is processing roughly 45-48 million lbs. of healthcare textiles annually for Detroit-area hospitals and clinics. Textile Services magazine is also planning a profile article on the Michigan plant.

Crothall Rebrands as Core Linen Services

Posted February 15, 2024 at 5:50 pm

Crothall Laundry Services, a leading provider of outsourced laundry and linen-management services to the healthcare and hospitality sectors, is now Core Linen Services. As part of the continued evolution of the organization, the rebranding to Core Linen Services is a significant milestone in the company’s 33-year history.