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How to Transform Employees & Customers into a Branding Engine

How to Transform Employees & Customers into a Branding Engine

What is one of the most cost-effective forms of advertising that can also serve as recognition for employees and giveaways for customers and prospects? Branded image apparel. Here’s how.

Networking

When we wear image apparel, we’ve noticed something interesting: whoever we meet, their eyes are drawn almost immediately to our logo on our shirt or jacket. They may say that they’ve never heard of us and ask what do we do, or they often mention that they’ve seen one of our bright orange trucks (also an effective branding tool). This is an excellent way to start a conversation, especially if …

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Hygienically Clean Work Uniforms

Hygienically Clean Work Uniforms

While we take pride in the quality of our laundering processes and the cleanliness of our work uniform rentals, we’ve embraced the concept of hygienically clean – not just for the medical, food processing, food service, and hospitality industries, but hygienically clean for all.

By the end of 2017, we expect to be Hygienically Clean Certified by the TRSA and we are now almost fully complete with our implementation.

What Is Hygienically Clean?

Hygienically Clean refers to the standard created by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) whose purpose is to develop quality criteria for the production and certification of …

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Recent Work Uniform Rental Acquisitions Erode Quality of Service

Recent Work Uniform Rental Acquisitions Erode Quality of Service

Over the past several months, there has been a lot of change and disruption in the laundry industry servicing the Chicago Metro market.

In September, 2016 Arrow Uniform was acquired by Unifirst. Arrow was a family owned business that serviced a large regional area to include Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In August, 2016 Cintas announced the acquisition of G&K Services, which was recently completed in March, 2017. G&K currently operates as a division of Cintas and this particular acquisition was the largest ever in the history of the laundry industry.

What This Means for You

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Reusable Rental Shop Towels, Mops, Floor Mats & Profitability of Sustainability

Reusable Rental Shop Towels, Mops, Floor Mats & Profitability of Sustainability

Sustainability pays dividends to the environment, but it can also have a positive impact on the bottom line. Many organizations understand the benefits associated with work uniform rentals but reusable shop towels (rags), dust mops, wet mops, and floor mats processed weekly or every other week are also more sustainable and less expensive than disposable products. Having these products available, and in clean condition, reduces overall building maintenance and cleaning costs.

Reusable Cloth Shop Towels

Because of the Shop Towel Rule, it’s illegal to dispose of contaminated shop and print towels with certain wastes in the …

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