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TRSA Annual Awards Winners

Forty awards and accolades are to be given to TRSA members for going above the call of duty in 2021-2022. The TRSA Awards recognize individuals and companies for the exceptional care and effort that is put into their operations, both routine and unaccustomed, according to a news release.

“It was humbling to see the abundance of nominations that were submitted to be recognized by our association,” said Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO. “I am very excited for some of our members to be recognized for all of their hard work”. TRSA Industry Awards will be presented at a dinner at the Legislative Conference, March 30-31, Westin Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA.

TRSA Best Plant of the Year

The Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services in Linden, NJ will be honored as the 2022 winner of the TRSA Best Plant of the Year award. Opened in 2016, the 67,000-square-foot facility employs about 200 full-time equivalent employees, producing nearly 140,000 laundry pounds, serving 26 to 28 routes, operating seven days a week.

The Hygienically Clean Healthcare certified operation uses a variety of indicators to measure performance: profitability, energy use [1441 BTU/lb.], turnover [53%], safety [4.1% days away, job restriction, transfer rate (DART)] and the heavily tracked pounds per operator hour (POH, 213), calculated by using clean pounds shipped divided by total production hours, excluding maintenance and drivers.

Customer satisfaction is ensured through daily and weekly activities including data analytics, rounds with end users, surveys, quality fulfillment rate review and educational initiatives. Maintenance hours are 22% reactive and 78% preventive.

Above and Beyond Service Award

The Executive Team of Halifax Linen Service in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Scot Marsh, District Manager at Max I. Walker Uniform Rental in Omaha, NE.
Mace Lenhart, Sales Representative at Medline Industries in Northfield, IL.
Jim Stiles, Regional Sales Manager at Lavatec Laundry Technology in Huntsvilles, AL.
Rick Woods, Regional Manager at Gurtler Industries in Independence, MO.
Mark Simoneau, Director of Technical Support at Foltex USA in Columbia, SC.
Arnaud Henrard, Founding Partner at Foltex USA in Columbia, SC.
Foltex USA in Columbia, SC was Recognized as a company.
LineMaster in Vero Beach, FL was recognized as a company.
UNX Industries in Greenville, NC was recognized as a company.
Clean Green Innovation Award
Aramark Uniforms Services headquartered in Burbank, CA.
Brady Linen/Pure Star in Las Vegas, NV.
Cintas Corp. headquartered in Cincinnati OH.
Millers Textile in Wapakoneta, OH.
New System Laundry in Portland, OR.
Sitex Corp. in Henderson, KY.
Kemco Systems in Clearwater, FL.
Ecolab Textile Care in St. Paul, MN.

Company Community Service Award

ImageFirst of King of Prussia, PA with special honors to Jamee Niles, Vice President of Human Resources.
Diversity Recognition Award
Emeka Okeani, CEO of Shared Hospital Services in Nashville, TN.
Aramark Uniform Services headquartered in Burbank, CA.
SafeTRSA Safety Excellence Award

Recognized Individuals:

Jay Addis, American Safety and Production Leader at Alsco Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT.
Hector Durand, Safety and Health Manager at Prudential Overall Supply in Irvine, CA.

Honored Operations:

HandCraft Services in Richmond, VA.
Logan’s Uniform Services in ShelbyVille, KY.
PureStar Group in Las Vegas, NV.
Superior Linen Service in Springdale, AR.
UnifFirst Corp. in Owensboro, KY.

Video Award

ARCO Murray Design Build in Chicago
Century Linen & Uniform in Gloversville, NY
Colmac Industries, in Colville, WA
HandCraft Services in Richmond, VA
Huebsch Services in Eau Claire, WI
Infinite Laundry in Coral Springs, FL
NDC Mats in Middlesex, NJ
Performance Matters in West Columbia, SC
R.W. Martin Co. in Kent, OH
Service Uniform in San Antonio, TX
Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services in Elmsford, NY

TRSA extends its congratulations to all of those receiving accolades at the 2022 TRSA Industry Awards. Members are encouraged to visit the awards page on the TRSA website to learn more about the individual awards and how they can nominate candidates for next year.