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  • ARTA Conference March 9-11

    ARTA Conference March 9-11

    MISSION, KS —The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) will hold its 2016 Education Conference March 9-11 at the J.W. Marriott Grand Lakes Resort in Orlando. This year’s conference will focus on infection prevention, new technology and marketing opportunities. The day-and-a-half agenda also includes tabletop exhibits, Welcome Reception by MIP/Encompass and Sponsor Reception. Optional activities include

  • Mission Linen Plant Takes Top TRSA Award

    Mission Linen Plant Takes Top TRSA Award

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Mission Linen Supply’s Eureka, California, laundry facility is the recipient of the 2015 SafeTRSA Innovation Award, having achieved above-average workplace safety and inspired better such performance at laundry plants throughout the Mission operation in the Western United States. Dennis Pieper, general manager of the Eureka plant, accepted the honor Sept. 11, 2015 at TRSA’s

  • TRSA Top Industry Supplier Award to Jackson

    TRSA Top Industry Supplier Award to Jackson

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Laundry processing equipment manufacturing veteran Blaine Jackson took home the TRSA Maglin/Biggie Associate Lifetime Achievement Award, the textile services industry’s highest honor for its suppliers, from the association’s recent Annual Conference in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Jackson, of River Ridge, Louisiana, now a consultant, has worked for nearly 45 years with independent, regional

  • InvoTech Expands to Support Growth and Meet Demands

    InvoTech Expands to Support Growth and Meet Demands

    LOS ANGELES – As part of a global expansion plan, InvoTech Systems, Inc., relocated its headquarters to larger offices to accommodate new staff and worldwide client growth. InvoTech’s global growth prompted the addition of new team members in its Product Development, System Installation and Technical Support departments. The company will continue to be based in

  • Building a Laundry (Part 1)

    Building a Laundry (Part 1)

    By Hugh Gilmore, PhD, Senior Consultant, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Bob Beddingfield, Owner, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Whether you’re building a new laundry from scratch or updating / re-building an existing facility, the project can be rife with challenges. Although you may not be able to avoid all ensuing ‘learning opportunities’ there are certain things to consider

  • Building a Laundry (Part 2)

    Building a Laundry (Part 2)

    By Hugh Gilmore, PhD, Senior Consultant, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Bob Beddingfield, Owner, Water Energy/Laundry Consulting Last week we explored five important points to consider when building a laundry. This week, our authors outline five additional points you should consider – whether you’re building a new laundry from scratch or updating / re-building an existing facility.

  • Obtaining Personal & Professional Balance

    Obtaining Personal & Professional Balance

    By Nathan Jamail, President of the Jamail Development Group In business today, leaders and organizations have to be more aware than ever of how their employees balance their work demands and their personal demands. Organizations are constantly focusing on how to improve production, profits and performance, while at the same time maintaining a high level

  • How to Select a UHF-RFID Laundry Tracking System

    How to Select a UHF-RFID Laundry Tracking System

    By Harvey Welles, CEO of InvoTech Systems. Many laundries are turning to UHF-RFID technology to gain better control of their operations and reduce costs. Early installations prove the technology works. UHF-RFID tracking systems save time and money by instantly and accurately identifying and tracking vast numbers of items. These systems process laundry articles infinitely faster

  • TCATA’s Annual Conference Wrap

    TCATA’s Annual Conference Wrap

    The 2015 TCATA Annual Management & Educational Conference, held recently in Napa Valley, California, was a success. With a good turnout of first time attendees, members enjoyed a strong business program, beautiful weather, a memorable dinner party at a local winery and networking opportunities. Lead speaker and industry veteran Steve Kallenbach discussed key ways that

  • Selecting the Right Laundry Cart (Part 2)

    Selecting the Right Laundry Cart (Part 2)

    In Part one of Selecting the Right Laundry Cart, we reviewed why you need different carts for different facilities, we compared bulk and shelf carts, reviewed material considerations and calculated pounds-per-trip. Today we’ll take a look at payload capacity, cart bases, ergonomic considerations, appearance, and we’ll review how to choose a cart manufacturer. Read part