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TRSA Annual Industry Awards


Individuals and companies were honored by their peers for outstanding achievements in specialized categories related to their digital, safety, educational, inclusionary and operational pursuits at TRSA’s Annual Industry Awards Dinner at the association’s 14th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington DC.

In total 11 award categories were presented to 60 member companies and individuals, each of whom had received nominations from their peers or customers.

NOVO Health Services’ Miami facility took top honors with the TRSA Plant of the Year award. This honor recognizes industry-leading facilities for their comprehensive efforts to improve their expertise in supplying, laundering and maintaining linens and uniforms. Winners of this award describe how they achieve goals and surmount obstacles. They cited statistical results across a wide range of indicators from environmental stewardship to productivity improvement in order to document their expertise in a range of areas.

Novo Health Services was honored for its achievements in improved efficiency, as well as its excellent record in infection control, safety and ergonomics best practices. These combined efforts help to create a work environment that promotes employee retention. Opened in 2022 following a $25-million investment, the 80,000-square-foot NOVO Miami plant has 186 employees and runs two shifts, six days a week.

Charles Edelman, Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services, Elmsford, NY, received the Volunteer Leadership Award. Edelman, Unitex’s corporate safety director, chairs TRSA’s Safety Committee. He’s been a steadfast contributor to TRSA education programs as a speaker and organizer, including the Maintenance Management Institute and the HR, Health & Safety Summit.

For a complete list of Award winners including Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention levels go here.