State Senator Tours Faultless Plant
Faultless Healthcare Linen, Kansas City, MO, hosted Missouri laundry industry executives on Nov. 12, as the company welcomed Missouri state senator Will Kraus (R). The reception was held at the Faultless plant located at 2100 E. 19th Terrace in Kansas City, according to a news release.
Sen. Kraus sponsored Missouri Senate Bill 20 in 2015 and was the driving force behind overriding the governor’s veto of that same bill. Senate Bill 20 was written specifically for the laundry industry, creating a sales and local sales- and use-tax exemption for materials, machinery and utilities used by commercial laundries. The bill requires that the facility must process at least 500 lbs. per hour and 60,000 lbs. per week to qualify for the exemption.
“We appreciate Sen. Kraus’ sponsorship of Senate Bill 20,” said Mark Spence, Faultless COO. “There were several Missouri laundry leaders who were instrumental in developing a relationship between the laundry industry and Sen. Kraus. TRSA’s help was instrumental during the process.”
Early estimates are that commercial laundries will save approximately $20,000 – $30,000 annually. The bill was initiated by TRSA members in Missouri who approached TRSA for help. TRSA invested Legislative Defense Fund (LDF) money to support and ultimately pass the effort.
Sen. Kraus currently is running for Missouri Secretary of State and is expected to continue to meet with his constituency until election day in Nov. 2016. Sen. Kraus served in the U.S. Army as a Chinook helicopter pilot and served in Iraq as a platoon leader and his company’s ground convoy commander. He continues to serve in the Missouri National Guard.