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Still Hand-writing Resident Clothing ID Labels?

Many nursing homes hand write their labels instead of using an ID label system. The reason is they are on a tight budget, and don’t think they can afford one. You may be surprised to know you can purchase a system while minimizing the discomfort and pain.

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Rent, Lease, Own Or Finance

Today, renting, leasing and buying through financing are simply tools of the trade for many financial professionals. Unfortunately, when it comes to the question of whether a laundry should rent, lease or own the equipment used in its operations, few laundry owners or managers seem able to accept the fact that there is no one right answer that fits everyone or every situation.

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Get Personal - The Difference Between Running A Route And Servicing Customers

When I begin working with a company, the first thing I want to do is go out on the routes. The client may have the most technologically advanced plant in the world, purchase the finest textiles or uniforms and have state of the art route accounting. But it’s not about processing data or textiles. It’s about service.

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To Merge or Not to Merge?

For more than three decades TRSA and UTSA have discussed merging their two associations. Can the third and most recent attempt work? A merger expert offers his counsel on why 75% of all mergers don’t work.

Nearly 75% of all association mergers fail. That’s a grim statistic, but framed in those terms, the on-again, off-again nature of merger talks between the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) and Uniform Textile Service Association (UTSA) seems pretty average.

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Halifax Linen Services Adds a Machine and Eliminates a Finishing Line

ROANOKE, NC – When Halifax Linen Services (HLS) began facing problems keeping up with their growing laundry volume, they sought out equipment to hasten operations and cut back on the laborious finishing process.

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Textile Services Industry Gets National Spotlight

WILIMGTON, Mass. — Textile service executive Ronald Croatti recently appeared on the CBS-TV show “Undercover Boss.” Croatti is CEO of UniFirst Corp., in Wilmington, Mass. For most Americans watching “Undercover Boss” it was their first view inside a commercial laundry, which typically process between 10 million and 25 million pounds of uniforms, table linens, bed sheets, towels and more every year “The reusable textile services business is the original green industry,” said Ricci. “Commercial laundries reuse linen instead of filing landfills with disposable alternatives and continually discover new, innovative means to reduce energy consumption and recycle water. Our huge economies of scale allow laundries to use about two-thirds less water, energy and detergent than alternatives, such as washing at home, while hygienically cleaning textile products, improving disease control and reducing contamination.”