Industry News

Meeting Online: OK for Staff; Interviewing … Not So Much

Posted March 4, 2021 at 3:36 pm

While the COVID-19 pandemic inspired “social distancing” as a now-universal safety measure, technology has helped companies fill the resulting communications gap – virtually – through “Zoom” and other web-based conferencing tools. These programs allow individuals and groups to confer online, with or without video. We asked HR specialists and a professional recruiter for the linen, uniform and facility services industry to reflect on these changes, as well as the broader issues impacting recruitment/retention trends since the pandemic struck one year ago this month.

TRSA Adds Industry Veteran to Staff

Posted February 26, 2021 at 1:44 pm

TRSA recently hired former Milliken executive Alan Maness as an industry liaison to serve its membership in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. Maness will begin his role at the association on March 1.

TRSA Members Among the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Posted February 26, 2021 at 1:37 pm

Ethisphere, a New York-based leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, recently announced the 135 honorees representing 22 countries and 47 industries that have earned the designation of World’s Most Ethical Companies® in 2021. Four TRSA supplier partner companies were named to the list; three of them received honors for the 15th consecutive year.

Regent Apparel Marks 100th Anniversary

Posted February 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm

Regent Apparel, South San Francisco, CA, is celebrating its centennial year of serving the linen, uniform and facility services industry. The company, which is now in its fourth generation of family management, is the oldest uniform supplier to the industry that has remained under continuous family ownership, according to a news release.

First Steps Forward: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Posted February 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

What does a successful corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiative look like? Angela Howard, vice president, people development and human experience for Spindle, Woodridge, IL, described her vision by citing an analogy from consultant Verna Myers, who said, “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”

COVID-19: Global Research Shows Wash-Process Effectiveness 

Posted February 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm

The prolonged outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide has created a need within the various sectors of the linen, uniform and facility services industry for information on the stability and survival of SARS-CoV-2 not only on various surfaces, but also its ability to survive the wash process. TRSA recently partnered with the Textile Services Association-UK, the European Textile Services Association (ETSA) and several other European national associations on a research project to gather this information. De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, England, carried out the study.