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JENSEN USA Kickstarts Recovery from Hurricane Michael

Posted October 16, 2018 at 10:51 am
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TRSA associate member JENSEN USA Inc. recently announced that its main facility in Panama City, FL, is still standing, albeit with some roof damage, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael making landfall in the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10. The company’s parts and machine warehouse survived the storm relatively unscathed. JENSEN USA has set up a temporary switchboard number at 850.320.7860 that its customers can call to receive parts and service assistance, according to a news release.

Larson Announces Retirement at Alsco

Posted October 15, 2018 at 10:32 am
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Steve Larson, vice president of Alsco’s North American Linen Division, recently announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2018. Larson revealed the news at a recent North American Division regional managers meeting at Alsco’s international headquarters in Salt Lake City, according to a news release. To honor his contributions to the industry, Larson will receive the TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award during the Annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 17, in conjunction with the TRSA Annual Conference at the Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA.

HR Webinar: Perfect Your Screening and Hiring Practices

Posted October 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm
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With the U.S. unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level since 1969 in September, the competition for qualified employees is fierce. To help your linen, uniform and facility services company navigate the hiring process, TRSA recently held a webinar titled “Screening and Hiring: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!”

Paris Cos.’ Exec Aide Honored for Volunteerism

Posted October 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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Manda Shaw, a 23-year veteran of Paris Cos. and a longtime executive assistant to President and CEO David Stern, recently was recognized with an award from the DuBois, PA, Chamber of Commerce for her many years of volunteerism and community service, both locally and beyond.

Falvey Linen Acquires Yankee Linen

Posted October 12, 2018 at 11:32 am
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Falvey Linen Supply, Cranston, RI, recently purchased Yankee Linen, Norwalk, CT, according to a news release by TRSA associate member James Gutheim & Associates Inc., Encino, CA, which served as a financial advisor in the sale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cintas Donates Tailored Clothing to Business School

Posted October 12, 2018 at 10:23 am
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A recent donation by TRSA operator member Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, will help Oklahoma State University (OSU) business students as they prepare for job interviews and internships during their college careers. Cintas’ Tulsa location donated 684 pieces of professional clothing, including sport coats, shirts, pants, skirts, blouses and accessories for use by OSU students, according to a news release.

Best Places to Work: Crothall Cracks Top 10

Posted October 12, 2018 at 10:11 am
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TRSA operator member Crothall Healthcare and Morrison Healthcare, known collectively as Compass One, both were ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in 2018 by Modern Healthcare magazine among healthcare service suppliers, according to a news release. Crothall ranked seventh on the list.

ARCO/Murray Holds 11th Annual Charity Bike Ride

Posted October 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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ARCO/Murray, Downers Grove, IL, recently held its annual Bike Ride for the Kids. This ride took place on Sept. 14, and included 60 riders, 30 volunteers and a grand total of $65,000 raised, according to a news release.

Put TRSA on Your Resume – Present in 2019

Posted October 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm
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Do you have an idea or best practice from your business that you want to share with the who’s who of the linen, uniform and facility services industry? TRSA is looking for qualified industry speakers for its 2019 professional-development events. If you have experience in plant management, production, safety, human resources, marketing, sales or service, and feel you can deliver a timely, in-depth presentation that will engage, enlighten and help your colleagues, then TRSA wants you.

Home-Wash Hazards – German Researcher Documents Risks

Posted October 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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New research from a German university microbiologist offers scientific confirmation of what most commercial laundry operators already know – that washing scrubs or other workwear textiles at home, rather than at a commercial/industrial establishment – poses a risk of spreading infections. The problem is that domestic washers don’t provide enough heat or concentrated chemistry to produce hygienically clean textiles.