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Best Plants of the Year Award

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The TRSA Best Plants of the Year Award honors linen, uniform and facility services laundry operators for taking advantage of local resources to meet global challenges and deploy industry wide best practices.

Ideas for Plant Nominations | Nomination Form | PDF Nomination Form

 Through statistical results and brief descriptions attesting to breakthroughs in operating performance and customer satisfaction, winners’ applications for the award demonstrate how these laundries’ leaders and teams seized challenges to become more competitive. All questions must be answered. Unless otherwise indicated, provide current values, not averages for past time period. All information provided is confidential.

Questions can be directed to awards@trsa.org.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for nominations for this award is Jan. 15, 2020.


Ideas for Plant Nominations

The award application calls for evidence of robust:

  • Customer-focused activity
  • Employment practices
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Flexibility
  • Inventory management
  • Maintenance
  • Performance indicators
  • Quality achievements
  • Safety precautions
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Technology adoption

Winners’ facilities’ staffs, managers and employees view excellence as an everyday occurrence, alive and functioning (as opposed to a goal) often due to:

  • Employee involvement and empowerment programs that drive continuous process improvement and superior customer relationships
  • Appropriate use of technology, as required by changing business needs
  • Agile systems and practices that respond quickly to shifting customer needs and other market conditions
  • Shortened production time, productivity improvements or inventory reductions


Nomination Form