2021 Industry Awards Ceremony Set for Annual Conference

Posted August 20, 2021 at 11:53 am

Attendees of TRSA’s 108th Annual Conference representing recipients of TRSA 2021 Industry Awards will accept their honors at an Oct. 20 dinner celebrating the accolades. The Carlsbad, CA, ceremony will recognize 21 companies, as well as their divisions and staff members, for exemplary efforts in business performance, employment, and community and customer service.

Two linen, uniform and facility services operators (Quintex Services, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and Unitex Healthcare Laundry Service, Elmsford, NY) have been heralded in video production, the newest Industry Awards category. Supplier partners to receive this award will be A1 American, Pacoima, CA; Ecolab Textile Care, St. Paul, MN; Infinite Laundry, Coral Springs, FL; and M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL.

In judging entries, TRSA Marketing & Sales Committee members rated the effectiveness of videos on how well they fulfill their intended purpose, whether purely informative, such as showcasing a company or its employees or products or services; or technical, describing capabilities, processes or product features as training for customers.

Best Plants of the Year honors (operators only) will go to Logan’s Healthcare Linen, Shelbyville, KY; and NOVO Health Services, Dubois, PA. Members of TRSA’s Production Summit and Maintenance Management Institute (MMI) task forces judged nominees based on their demonstration of how a local operation improves capabilities to supply, launder and maintain textiles for business customers, taking advantage of local resources to meet global challenges and deploy industrywide best practices.

Other award categories and honorees include:

Above & Beyond Service (judged by members of F&B/Hospitality, Healthcare and the Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committees): Operators – Huebsch Services, Eau Claire, WI; and Jaye Park, Emerald Linen Services, San Diego; Supplier Partner Companies –  A1 American; Foltex USA, Columbia, SC; Venus Group, Fort Lawn, SC; Suppler Partner Individuals – John Frazier and Luis Sanchez, Ecolab Textile Care; Leonardo Gastelum, Norchem Corp., Los Angeles; Joe Valdez, Gurtler Industries, South Holland, IL.

Clean Green Innovation (Environmental & Sustainability Committee): Operators – HLS Linen Systems, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Quintex; Textile Care Services, Rochester, MN; Supplier Partner – Norchem Corp.

Company Community Service (F&B/Hospitality, Healthcare and the Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committees): Operators – John Auriemma, American Wear Inc., East Orange, NJ; Quintex; UniFirst Corp. and Team Partners, Wilmington, MA; Supplier Partners – Penn Emblem, Trevose, PA; UNX Industries, Greenville, NC.

Diversity Recognition (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Human Resources Committees): Operators – HLS Linen Systems; Northwest Health Care Linen, Bellingham, WA; Supplier Partners – A1 American; Ecolab Textile Care; Penn Emblem Co., Mira Loma, CA.

SafeTRSA Safety Excellence (Safety Committee): Operators – HandCraft Linen Services, Richmond, VA; Logan’s Uniform Rental Services, Shelbyville, KY; Supplier Partner – Penn Emblem

Click here to see program details for the Annual Conference, Oct. 19-21, Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach (a Hilton resort). Attending unites your operation with other linen, uniform and facility services industry companies that value connecting in-person with industry peers. You share experience face-to-face with representatives of local, regional, national or international companies serving businesses of all kinds, on the common ground of seeking performance improvement through industry best practices.