TRSA to Host Three Events in Dallas this April

Posted January 29, 2019 at 11:27 am

TRSA Summits that emphasize effective workforce management, safety and production best practices will take place in Dallas during the second week of April. Participants will have a great opportunity to network and share experiences with leaders in the industry while leveraging professional development and travel dollars by taking advantage of TRSA’s multiregistration and early discount offerings for these events.

April 9: TRSA’s 3rd Annual Workforce Management Summit

Back for a third year, this summit continues to gain momentum as a top resource for managers looking to solve challenging human resources and employment concerns in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. This year’s keynote speaker Dick Finnegan, author and CEO, C-Suite Analytics and Finnegan Institute, will provide fresh ideas and techniques for reducing high employee turnover and improving employee engagement. Finnegan is the author of the bestseller, The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention. General session topics include:

    • Drug Testing Regulations, Legal Issues & Hiring Strategies in the Legalized Marijuana Era
    • Transitioning from Doing to Managing
    • Employee Development and Training

These workshop presentations address skills that all managers need:

    • How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations and Assess Credibility
    • Onboarding: Effectively Connecting People to Your Company Culture

April 10: TRSA’s 8th Annual Safety Summit

Join forces with the largest gathering of those who make laundry industry safety a priority at this one-day event following the Workforce Management Summit. HUB International will provide the keynote presentation on Workplace Violence: Prevention and Intervention. Discover techniques to craft a safety culture and also gain a better understanding of  common sources of violence within the organization. General sessions include these hot topics:

    • Implementing Ergonomics on the Plant Floor
    • TRSA’s New Safety and Health Certification

Attendees are encouraged to invite a colleague to ensure coverage of all breakout sessions, as follows:

    • Electrical Safety
    • Hazard Prevention and Control
    • How to Build a “Train the Trainer” Program
    • Prepare, Respond, Recover: Risk Management Essentials to Minimize Business Interruption
    • Risk Assessment Process for Commercial Laundries
    • The Role of Leadership in Culture Development

New for this year for both the Workforce Management and Safety Summits are facilitated roundtables, a time for summit attendees to participate in group discussions on topics of importance to them.

April 11-12: TRSA’s Production Summit and Plant Tours

TRSA’s twice-yearly Production Summit and Plant Tours program offers two days of sharing and learning processes and management techniques that impact day-to-day operations through an agenda packed with general and breakout sessions and local plant tours. Kevin Ames, director of speaking and training at O.C. Tanner, will provide the keynote presentation focusing on fostering a company culture among employees to create effective hiring and retention programs. General sessions cover these topics:

    • Enhance Business with Smart Phone Apps
    • Minimizing Workplace Negativity to Boost Production

A panel made up of industry experts will discuss successful productivity improvements.

Production Summit breakout sessions include:

    • Accident Investigation & Creating Incident Reports
    • Managing Quality Control
    • “Old School” Production Meets the Future
    • Simplify: 5S Methodology in Your Plant

On day two of the Production Summit, you’ll tour these Dallas-area plants:

    • Brim Laundry Machinery, Hutchins, TX
      • 250,000-square-foot plant produces more than 100 large-capacity open pocket washer/extractors and tumbler dryers annually
    • North Texas Healthcare Laundry, Grand Prairie, TX
      • Processes 49 million pounds of healthcare linens annually, using a fully-integrated, automated delivery system of products from the soil department through the washroom to the production floor

A debriefing session with plant-management personnel and other tour attendees following the plant visits will allow for comparison of practices and further insight into these efficiently-run plants.

For the full brochure and details on multi-event registration discounts and early pricing, visit