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TRSA Legislative Conference: One Industry, One VoiceJanuary 14, 2021

TRSA Gets Laundry Services Listed by DHS, March 30, 2020

TRSA to Lead Fight Against Patent-Infringement Claims, March 20, 2020

TRSA Legislative Conference: One Industry, One Voice, Nov. 12, 2019

Congressional Leaders Pessimistic About Infrastructure Investment and Immigration Reform, July 12, 2019

TRSA Meets with EPA Regarding PFAs and Microfiber, July 12, 2019

TRSA 9th Annual Legislative Conference Hosts Capitol Hill Speakers, Present Industry Issues to Lawmakers, April 2, 2019

TRSA to Host 9th Annual Legislative Conference Mar. 27-28 in Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 2019

TRSA Succeeds at Reforming California Title 22, Sept. 28, 2018

TRSA Members Advocate, Share Expertise in DC, March 23, 2018

Awards Dinner Highlights Day One of Leadership & Legislative Conference, March 23, 2018

NYC Licensing Law Takes Effect Jan. 31, Jan. 26, 2017

Association News

2023 TRSA Annual Production Summit & Plant Tours in Kansas City, MO, TRSA Press Release, May 22, 2023

TRSA First-Ever Immersive Safety Tour Takes Place at Cintas Plant in Kansas City, TRSA Press Release, May 17, 2023

The Gulf Coast of Florida to Host TRSA 110th Annual Conference, TRSA Press Release, May 16, 2023

TRSA Launches Website Promoting Sustainable Benefits of Commercial Laundries, TRSA Press Release, April 21, 2023

2023 TRSA Leadership Summit Date Set: A conference with a Kick, TRSA Press Release, April 20, 2023

TRSA and Volu Interactive Announce Joint Venture to Offer Online Training Program for Front Line Commercial Laundry Supervisors, TRSA Press Release, Feb. 17, 2023

TRSA and NAFA Partner to Share Fleet Related Information and Expertise, TRSA Press Release, Jan. 9, 2023

TRSA Elects Noël Hammer Richardson Chair, Oct 22, 2022

Building Member Value: Strategic Change Initiative Guides TRSA, Oct, 2, 2020

Report Plots Industry’s Path to Recovery, July 31, 2020

Tinker Earns TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, July 24, 2020

Shoreman Earns TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, July 17, 2020

Brill Earns TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award, July 10, 2020

TRSA Launches Weekly Webinars on COVID-19 Response, April 20, 2020

Canada Recognizes Laundry Services as ‘Essential’ in Battle with COVID-19, April 3, 2020

TRSA Draws 500+ for Facilitated Virtual Market Sector Information-Sharing; Launches Market Business Recovery Task Forces, March 30, 2020

Linen and Uniform Services Recognized as Essential Services in Battle with COVID-19, March 19, 2020

TRSA Elects New Directors, Sept. 20, 2019

M&B President Gets TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, June 21, 2019

Prudential President Earns TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award, June 20, 2019

TRSA Honors Individuals, Companies for Industry Leadership, April 1, 2019

Nominations for 2019 Industry Awards Accepted at TRSA Website Through Feb. 1, Jan. 15, 2019

Highest Industry Accolade to Honor UniFirst’s Croatti at September Conference, Aug. 30, 2017


Tinker Earns TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, July 24, 2020

Shoreman Earns TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, July 17, 2020

Brill Earns TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award, July 10, 2020

TRSA Clean Green Awards Honor Corporate Sustainability Excellence, March 5, 2020

Tribute to TRSA Members’ Safety Cultures and Solutions, Feb. 27, 2020

TRSA Best Plants Winners Reflect Vigor at Any Age, Feb. 25, 2020

Exemplary Attention to Customers Wins TRSA Accolades, Feb. 21, 2020

TRSA Honors Members’ Corporate Cultures that Foster Workplace Diversity, Feb. 19, 2020

Community Service Awards Celebrate TRSA Members’ Altruism, Feb. 14, 2020

Hygienically Clean Launches Redesigned Website, Aug. 30, 2019

Textile Services Wins 2019 APEX Award, Aug. 7, 2019

Roger Cocivera, Ex-TRSA President, Passes On, Aug. 6, 2019

Strategic Planning Provides Guidance to Board and Staff, July 19, 2019

TRSA Holds Annual Conference in Napa, Nov. 7, 2018

TRSA Elects Buik Chair and Richardson Vice Chair, Oct. 30, 2018


TRSA 2020 Healthcare Sector Benchmarking Report Available, Jan. 22, 2021

Savings Alert: Buy the Global Textile Services Market Analysis Today!, Oct. 23, 2020

Global Textile Services Market Analysis Now Available, Oct. 8, 2020

TRSA 2019 Healthcare Laundry Survey Results Now Available, Feb. 5, 2020

TRSA 2018 Plant Employee Compensation Report Now Available, Jan. 22, 2018

New TRSA Benchmarking Study Available, Oct. 4, 2018


Hygienically Clean Media Releases

Continental Linen Service Remains Committed to Environmental Sustainability, Sept, 4, 2020

General Linen Service Remains Committed to Environmental Sustainability, July 13, 2020

Midwestern Laundries’ Environmental Commitment Continues with Certification Renewal, June 22, 2020

TRSA Unveils Collaborative Conservation & Certification Initiative, June 5, 2020

TRSA Launches Safety & Health Certification, May 15, 2020

Ontario-Based HLS Linen Services Achieves TRSA Clean Green Certification, Feb. 21, 2020

Phelps Uniform Specialists Achieves Clean Green Certification, Dec. 12, 2019

Paris Cos. Maintains Laundries’ Environmental Commitment with Certification Renewal, Nov. 27, 2019

Aim for the (VPP) Stars: TRSA’s Safety Certification, Aug. 9, 2019

Tipton Linen Achieves Clean Green Certification, Aug. 2, 2019

CITY Laundering of Iowa Achieves Clean Green Certification, July 25, 2019

Certification Display Attracts More Long-Term Care Pros, June 28, 2019

Up To Date Laundry of Baltimore Continues Environmental Commitment with Clean Green Recertification, June 7, 2019

Cooperative Laundry of Kearny, NJ Achieves Clean Green Certification, April 26, 2019

Mohenis Services Inc. Upholds Environmental Commitment, March 22, 2019

TRSA and CSCNetwork Partner on Discounted Certification Offer, March 13, 2019

Superior Linen Service Continues Environmental Commitment with Clean Green Recertification, Jan. 18, 2019

New England’s Crown Uniform & Linen Service Recertifies for Clean Green, Dec. 17, 2018

Prudential Overall Upholds Commitment with Clean Green RecertificationDec. 11, 2018

Northwest Healthcare Linen Upholds Environmental Commitment with Clean Green Recertification, Dec. 7, 2018

Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply’s Pro-Environment Practices Certified for Three More Years, Nov. 2, 2018

Unnecessarily Alarming: TRSA Responds to UK Study on C. difficile, Oct. 24, 2018

Handcraft Linen Services Achieves Clean Green Certification, Oct. 5, 2018

Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Corp. Recertifies for Clean Green, Sept. 7, 2018

Doritex of Alden, NY Commits to Food Safety, Environmental BMPs, Aug. 24, 2018

Crescent Laundry Proves Commitment to Environmental Stewardship, Aug. 3, 2018

Fourth-Generation Laundry Earns Clean Green Designation, July 13, 2018

Pasadena Laundry Recertified for Clean Green, June 8, 2018

Earth Day Salute: Clean Green Laundries’ Customers, April 13, 2018

Supreme Laundry, El Paso, Retains Clean Green Certification, March 23, 2018

White Plains Linen Pro-Environment Practices Certified for Three More Years, Feb. 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Launderer Again Attains Clean Green Certification, Jan. 19, 2018


TRSA Distributes Annual Conf. Fees to Charities, Jan. 12, 2018

TRSA Conference Cancellation Generates Support for Hurricane Relief, Sept. 12, 2017


Earth Day 2020: Certified Linen and Uniform Services Urge Businesses to Sustain ‘Green’ Practices, April 17, 2020




TRSA 2020 Healthcare Sector Benchmarking Report Available, Jan. 22, 2021

TRSA Virtual Healthcare Conference: COVID-19, Market Trends and More, Dec. 8, 2020

Human Resources

Prod. Summit: Production Manager Job-Analysis Report, Oct. 5, 2018


Mark Sept. 29 for Global Textile Services Market Analysis Webinar, Sept. 1, 2020

World Textile Services Congress Program Launched – Includes First Global Textile Services Market Analysis by The Economist Intelligence Unit, Feb. 26, 2020

TRSA European Tour Offers Automation, Innovation and Digitization Experience from Frankfurt to Berlin, June 22-27, Feb. 24, 2020

ITSA to Host World Textile Services Congress in 2020, June 22, 2019

ITSA Launches New Website, June 21, 2019


New TRSA Middle East Chapter Premieres its Website , Oct. 19, 2020

Healthcare Linen Services Group Expands TRSA MembershipJuly 5, 2019

Professional Development

EMI Building Leadership with Real-World Experiences, TRSA Press Release, May 15, 2023

TRSA’s 30th Annual MMI is Back and Better Than Ever, TRSA Press Release, May 5, 2023

Enhanced Program to Build and Bost your Management Team, TRSA Press Release, May 1, 2023

TRSA Legislative Conference: One Industry, One VoiceJanuary 14, 2021

TRSA Hosts Jan. 14 Virtual Roundtable Event for Women in the Linen, Uniform and Facility Services Industry, Dec. 14, 2020

TRSA Virtual Healthcare Conference: COVID-19, Market Trends and More, Dec. 8, 2020

TRSA Holds Interactive Summit for Marketing & Sales Professionals, Dec. 4, 2020

Save the Date: Annual Meeting Slated for Oct. 22, Oct. 9, 2020

TRSA Presents Global Textile Services Market Analysis, Oct. 2, 2020

Executive Panel Highlights TRSA Virtual Healthcare Conference, Oct. 2, 2020

Marketing & Sales Execs. to Gather at Virtual Summit, Sept. 25, 2020

TRSA to Host Online Executive Exchange Oct. 27-28, Sept. 25, 2020

Battling a ‘Black Swan’ – TRSA’s Strategic Town Hall, June 25, 2020

TRSA’s 28th Annual Maintenance Management Institute: September 23-25, 2020, June 19, 2020

107th Annual Conference – Leadership and Innovation, May 15, 2020

TRSA Launches Self-Study Opportunity for its CPLM Designations, April 24, 2020

TRSA: EMI Helps Create Opportunity for Industry Rising Stars, April 15, 2020

Leadership Summit Keynoters to Explore the Workplace Impact of Gen Z, April 10, 2020

TRSA Provides Updates, New Resources with April 2 COVID-19 Webinar, April 3, 2020

TRSA: 31st Annual Professional Management Institute Unveils Revamped Content for 2020 Attendees, April 3, 2020

TRSA Launches First Virtual Event: Annual Human Resources & Safety Summit, March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Webinar: Communication Tools from TRSA, Leading Experts, March 13, 2020

Linens and Workwear Trends Top Inaugural F&B Conference Agenda, Feb. 24, 2020

TRSA Event Wrap Up: 2nd Annual Hospitality Conference Looks at Market Change, Innovation, Feb. 14, 2020

Marketing & Sales Executives Convene in Florida at TRSA 2nd Annual Marketing & Sales Summit, Dec. 19, 2019

TRSA’s 8th Annual Healthcare Conference and Exchange: Insights on Future of Healthcare, Long-Term Care, Labor and More, Dec. 10, 2019

F&B Conf.: Market Trends, Customer Insights and More, Nov. 6, 2019

TRSA Provides Opportunities to Develop, Reward Employees, Nov. 5, 2019

Hospitality Conference to Offer Solutions to Consumer-Driven Upheaval, Nov. 1, 2019

TRSA Hosts 106th Annual Conference in Boston, Oct. 11, 2019

Exchange Meetings Highlight Upcoming Healthcare Conference, Aug. 26, 2019

EMI Commencement – Celebrating Connections, Aug. 16, 2019

PMI Honors Graduating Class on 30th Anniversary, Aug. 16, 2019

MMI Targets Technology, Best Practices and More, Aug. 9, 2019

Vegas Prod. Summit: Planning Skills, Problem Solving & Plant Tours, Aug. 2, 2019

Next-Gen Execs Hold Workshop, Networking Event in Chicago, July 19, 2019

TRSA 106th Annual Conference Expands Content, Schedule, May 31, 2019

Get “The Dirt” on the New TRSA e-Learning Opportunity, May 9, 2019

Canadian Summit Features HLS, K-Bro and Topper Tours, May 3, 2019

TRSA 9th Annual Legislative Conference Hosts Capitol Hill Speakers, Present Industry Issues to Lawmakers, April 2, 2019

TRSA Unveils New Production Management Certificate, March 14, 2019

PMI – 30 Years of Educating Production Managers, March 8, 2019

EMI: Creating Strong Leaders through Education and Networking, March 8, 2019

TRSA Clean Show Experience: Networking, Professional Development in The Big Easy, Feb. 14, 2019

TRSA 2nd Annual Leadership Summit Welcomes NFL Icon Archie Manning, Feb. 10, 2019

Lighting Up Vegas: TRSA’s December 2018 Marketing & Sales Summiteers Enjoy Keynote, Senior Sales and Marketing Executive Panel, Jan. 19, 2019

TRSA to Host Three Events in Dallas this April, Jan. 17, 2019

TRSA to Host 9th Annual Legislative Conference Mar. 27-28 in Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 2019

TRSA’s 7th Annual Healthcare Conference: Highlights Include Market Trends Update, Alsco Plant Tour, Dec. 17, 2018

Hotel Expert to Headline TRSA’s Inaugural Hospitality Conference, Nov. 13, 2018

Marketing & Sales Summit Set for Vegas in December, Sept. 7, 2018

TRSA Launches Brand-New Podcast, Aug. 27, 2018

TRSA’s 7th Annual Healthcare Conference Takes on Market Trends, Manpower Growth and Technology Advances, Aug. 21, 2018

TRSA European Laundry Tour: Milan to Florence, Aug. 2, 2018

Montreal Bound: Canadian Production Summit & Plant Tours, July 26, 2018

MMI: Effective, Efficient Maintenance, July 4, 2018

TRSA’s Production Summit Heads to Philly this Fall, July 3, 2018

PMI: Payoff in Savvy Laundry Managers Crucial to Plant Performance, June 28, 2018

EMI: Grow Young Managers into Valued Assets, June 27, 2018

Healthcare Exec Roundtable a Major Draw, Dec. 1, 2017

Four Tours Highlight Feb. Production Summit, Nov. 17, 2017

TRSA Introduces Customer Membership, Nov. 3, 2017

TRSA Sets 2018 Event Schedule, Oct. 27, 2017

Healthcare Conf.: Exchange Meetings on Tap, Sept. 28, 2017

TRSA Schedules More Local Networking Dinners, Aug. 18, 2017

Annual Conference: Packed with Education, July 27, 2017

Recruiting: TRSA Teams with Manufacturing Inst., March 3, 2017

TRSA DC Conference: Your Guide to the Trump Era!, Jan. 6, 2017

TRSA in the News

Advocacy | Awards | Certifications | Charitable | F&B | Healthcare | Hospitality | Marketing| Professional Development



US Linen, Uniform, Facility Services Industry Wants Relief, Fibre2Fashion, March 23, 2020

Linen, Uniform Services Recognized as Essential Services in Battle with COVID-19, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, March 19, 2020

California Healthcare Laundries Gain Flexibility, American Laundry News, Oct. 10, 2018

Don’t Blame Delivery Vehicles for Increased Traffic, Crains New York Business, July 27, 2018

TRSA Members Collaborate to Keep Industry Growth on Track, Laundry & Cleaning News International, March 27, 2018

NYC Law Impacting Commercial Laundries, OPLs Takes Effect Tuesday, American Laundry News, Jan. 30, 2017

New Measure Impacting Commercial Laundries in New York City Takes Effect January 31, Textile World Magazine, Jan. 25, 2017

TRSA DC Leadership & Legislative Conference to Forecast Trump Era Impacts, Textile World News, Jan. 11, 2017

Group Crafts Strategic Plan to Help Members Navigate Pandemic-Related Impacts, Associations Now, Oct. 23, 2020


Hart Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, LaGrange Daily News, July 25, 2018



TRSA Dismisses ALM’s Healthcare Linen Research Proposal, American Laundry News, June 17, 2019

Industry Responds to UK Healthcare C.diff Report, American Laundry News, Oct. 31, 2018

TRSA says UK Study on C.difficile is “Unnecessarily Alarming,” Laundry and Cleaning News International, Oct. 25, 2018

Sharing the Value of Certification, Accreditation, American Laundry News, May 17, 2018

TRSA Names HCH Advisory Board, Laundry & Cleaning News International, May 1, 2018

TRSA President And CEO Joseph Ricci Appointed To The Virginia Tech Pamplin College Of Business Hospitality And Tourism Management Advisory Board, Textile World Magazine, April 27, 2018

Building a Green Supply Chain for Hotels, Lodging Magazine, May 23, 2017

AmeriPride Services Achieves “Clean Green” Certification for Three Additional Years, Textile World Magazine, April 20, 2017

Surprise Inspection finds Improper Care of Linens at UPMC Shadyside, Tribune-Review, April 6, 2017

Outsourced Hotel Laundries: The Value of Certification, Lodging Magazine, March 28, 2017

Twelfth Crothall Laundry Earns HCH Certification, Laundry and Cleaning News International, Feb. 28, 2017

Hygienically Clean Helps Launch APIC Online Infection Prevention Resource, Textile World Magazine, Feb. 13, 2017

Agencies Reject Report Linking Linens to Deaths, Laundry and Cleaning News International, Feb. 3, 2017

Increased Validation for Healthcare StandardLaundry and Cleaning News International, Jan. 6, 2017

Two More UniFirst Plants Earn Hygienically Clean Food Safety Certification, Textile World Magazine, Jan. 3, 2017



TRSA, Cadillac Uniforms and Linen Supply  Contribute to P.R. Recovery Efforts, News Is My Business, April 25, 2018



Reopening Restaurant Owners Call Kentucky’s Ban On Table Linens ‘Wasteful’, USA Today, May 22, 2020

Are Cloth Table Linens Actually Safer? Kentucky’s Ban Irks Some In Restaurant Industry, Courier Journal, May 20, 2020

Consider Linen as Part of the Food Safety Supply Chain, Catersource, May 8, 2017



The Case for Reusable PPE, D Magazine, May 20, 2020

Reusable PPE Makers Increasing Production to Counter Disposables, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, April 15, 2020

Survey on Healthcare Laundry Released, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, Feb. 26, 2020

California Healthcare Laundries Gain Flexibility, American Laundry News, Oct. 10, 2018

Laundering Scrubs: Is There a Risk?Health News Digest, Jan. 10, 2018



TRSA Releases Guidelines for Cleaning and Handling Hotel Linens, Lodging Magazine, May 19, 2020

Hotels Urged to Clean Linens Daily, Handle with Extra Precautions, Green Lodging News, May 19, 2020

Comparing European and American Hotel Laundry Models, Lodging Magazine, Oct. 23, 2018

As Hotels Adopt New Tech, Where are the Innovations in Hotel Laundry, Lodging Magazine, April 24, 2018

Outsourcing Increases Sustainability Through Volume Production, Hotel Executive, May 7, 2017

The Economics of Off-Premise Laundry, Lodging Magazine, April 25, 2017

Op-ed: Commercial Laundries Serve Hospitals Safely and Effectively, Becker’s Healthcare, March 20, 2017



For a Membership Boost, Connect Your CEO to Content Strategy, Associations Now, April 4, 2018


Professional Development

2020 Vision: What’s on the Horizon for Laundries Next Year, American Laundry News, Dec. 17, 2019

Insights at New TRSA F&B Conference, Laundry and Cleaning News, Nov. 6, 2019

Hospitality Expert to Headline TRSA’s Inaugural Hospitality Conference, American Laundry News, Jan. 2, 2019

TRSA Safety Summit Builds on Injury Prevention Success, Laundry and Cleaning News, May 21, 2018

Healthcare Laundry Community Gathers to Discuss Trends, Best Practices and InnovationsAmerican Laundry News, Jan. 3, 2017