TRSA and Universal Unilink Announce Partnership


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – TRSA, the largest domestic and international textile services association, today announces its partnership with Universal Unilink, the largest group of North American independent textile services operators, to jointly promote services to improve the safety and performance of their member companies. Combined, the organizations reach more than 250 national, regional and independent operators in North America and around the world providing professional development and industry news, trend and best practices, as well as networking opportunities and access to the industry’s most innovative suppliers.

“TRSA is constantly seeking to partner with organizations that believe expanding, protecting and professionalizing the textile services industry benefits all companies regardless of size or market,” said TRSA president & CEO Joseph Ricci. “This partnership with Universal Unilink will help the industry better share best practices that improve safety and increase productivity.”

“Universal Unilink is dedicated to offering exceptional business tools, purchasing services, training and networking opportunities to the Independent,” Allan Fowler, Universal Unilink president, remarked. “TRSA’s lobbying effort on behalf of the industry is critical in today’s environment of increasing regulations; this alliance gives our Independents a stronger voice. We welcome eligible TRSA members to join our ranks and, conversely, this relationship provides special incentives for our members to join TRSA.”

TRSA ( represents the $17 billion textile services industry which employs 225,000+ people at 1,500+ facilities nationwide by advocating for fair regulatory and legislative policy affecting the textile services industry and promoting the environmental benefits of reusable textiles. TRSA increases productivity, sustainability, safety and professionalism through education, certification, and research, benchmarking and information-sharing. Most Americans benefit at least once per week from the cleanliness and safety of laundered, reusable linens, uniforms, towels, mats and other products provided to the service, industrial/manufacturing, hospitality, restaurant and healthcare sectors. TRSA quantifies our industry’s commitment to cleanliness and sustainability through its Clean Green and Hygienically Clean Certification programs.

About Universal UniLink
Universal Unilink ( provides independently-owned industrial laundries a proven platform for reducing costs, sharing best practices and better leverage of marketing and training dollars. To help Independents gain competitive advantage, Universal Unilink offers business tools designed to save time and money as well as critical information on topics ranging from marketing to safety to regulatory requirements. With Members throughout the United States and Canada, Universal Unilink is one of the most effective partnering groups in the industry.

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