NOLA Launderers Stepping Up for Summit

Posted September 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

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Reflecting the markets they serve and their accommodating personalities, New Orleans food service, hotel, industrial and healthcare launderers are demonstrating exceptional hospitality as hosts for the TRSA Production Summit and Plant Tours there on Oct. 25-26.

The following textile services operators, who together serve the wide range of industries that generate most of the industry’s textile services revenue, will speak at the event:

  • Scott Burke, president, Loop Linen Service
  • Steve Florence, VP, sales and service, Starr Textile Services
  • Charles LeBourgeois, COO, TLC Services
  • Robbie Ventura, president, Ventura Uniform Service

Starr (hotel linen, valet) and TLC (food service, hotel linen) will host the summit’s two plant visits. They’re opening their doors so other launderers can observe how they achieve high productivity and efficiency. After these tours, the plants’ management will comprise a panel at the meeting, further improving summit attendees’ insights into their operations.

The Production Summit and Plant Tours, conducted twice yearly, provides participants with ideas for new plant-management strategies. Presentations bring you up to speed on industry developments and refine your leadership and technical skills. Attendees praise the meeting format for facilitating information-sharing with experienced plant operations executives from the industry's most successful companies: TRSA members, who collectively account for 90%+ of industry production.

Textile services executives and managers specializing in plant operations are urged to join with these industry leaders in summit education and networking sessions to share experiences that translate to these benefits in laundry operations:

  • Improved processes
  • Better throughput
  • Greater profitability
     

In addition to its diverse economy, New Orleans is a fitting site for this installment in the Summit series because of its education sessions’ focus on disaster planning and recovery. With its history of devastation from inclement weather, the city is a fitting backdrop for multiple presentations that deliver guidelines for planning business continuation following catastrophes that result in lengthy power outages, system failures and transportation nightmares.

Another distinguishing feature of this Summit: TRSA’s Maintenance Management Institute will take place at the same site (Harrah’s New Orleans) through Oct. 28. Summit attendees can leverage their travel to get up to speed on best practices for prediction, prevention and repair used by engineers and other personnel responsible for maintaining commercial and large central laundries. Discounted registration is available for attending both the Summit and MMI.

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