Best Plants of the Year Award

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 | Previous Winners | 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.

Nominations for this and all Industry Awards are welcome throughout the year, closing for 2024 judging (all except Lifetime and Years of Service) Nov. 30, 2023.

Questions can be directed to

Emerald Textiles, 2023 award winner, services San Francisco Bay area and central California

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

Previous Operator Member Winners

2023: Emerald Textiles, Livingston, CA
Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services, Linden, NJ
Logan’s Healthcare Linen, Shelbyville, KY
2021: NOVO Health Services / Paris Cos., DuBois, PA
2020: Ecotex Healthcare Linen Services, Abbotsford, BC
2020: Textile Care Services, Rochester, MN

Nomination Form

PLEASE NOTE: Nominate today for 2024 award