TRSA & ETSA Announcement


ALEXANDRIA, Va., and Brussels, Belgium – TRSA, and the European Textile Services Association (ETSA), a European textile services association, announced an agreement to jointly offer access to their respective resources to improve the safety and performance of their member companies. Combined, the organizations serve the largest international, national and independent laundry operators and suppliers, providing a network for information-sharing, research, benchmarking, professional development, advocacy and industry news, trends and best practices, according to TRSA.

“TRSA demonstrates our commitment to Stronger Together by increasing communications and information-sharing between all textile services organizations,” said TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci. “We constantly seek to partner with associations and other organizations such as ETSA and their National Association members, as well as Universal-Unilink and others that support the expansion, protection and professionalization of the textile services community through networking and sharing best practices that improve safety and increase productivity.”

Robert Long, Secretary General, ETSA, remarked that “by strengthening our cooperation and learning from each other, we can add even more value for membership. We can avoid ‘re-inventing the wheel.’ We can benefit mutually from our different trans-Atlantic perspectives… putting both organizations in a better position to promote the interests of textiles services – worldwide.”