Local Launderer Secures Sustainability Certification


Battle Creek, Mich.— Gallagher Uniform earned the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) Clean Green Certification in July 2019, making them one of the only two certified launderers in Michigan.

Acquiring the Clean Green Certification indicates that the organization upholds the highest standards in eco-friendly laundering practices as dictated by TRSA. Linen, uniform, and facility services companies earn this distinction by adhering to TRSA-designated water and energy use conservation standards and deploying best management practices (BMP) consistent with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International environmental laundering standard. TRSA measures the following BMP’s:

  • Recovering heat from drained hot water and heat dispersed from the process of warming water
  • Recapturing drained water from rinses for reuse
  • Using environmentally friendly detergents
  • Removing solids and liquids from wastewater
  • Installing solar energy and energy-efficient lighting
  • Recycling programs
  • Re-routing trucks to save vehicle fuel
  • Implementing preventative maintenance and spill prevention plans

Gallagher Uniform has been committed to sustainability for years, implementing their Green Policy over 15 years ago as a demonstration to their commitment to future generations.

“At Gallagher Uniform, we are intentional about sustainability efforts and doing our part to lessen our impact on the environment. We are proud of our continuous improvements and that they are recognized by industry leaders like TRSA, ” President John Gallagher said.

The Clean Green certification will last for three years, and Gallagher Uniform will need to reapply for the certification in 2022.

About Gallagher Uniform: 

Established in 1893, Gallagher Uniform is a 126-year-old, family owned uniform rental company based in Battle Creek, Michigan. They are led by a team of fourth and fifth generations of Gallaghers. Gallagher Uniform provides specialized and innovative uniform rental, lease and purchase programs, along with mats, towels and facility services to business and industry throughout mid & southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. Learn more at https://www.gallagheruniform.com

About TRSA: 

TRSA supports the linen, uniform, and facility services industry by building and promoting a stronger, safer and more environmentally conscious community through advocacy, education, certification, research, benchmarking and information-sharing. TRSA was established in 1912. For more information, go to https://www.trsa.org/

Release date: 08/09/2019

Contact: Jerry Martin, V.P. of Sales & Marketing (949) 250-4850 ext 275

By: Jerry Martin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Prudential Overall Supply

About the author

Jerry Martin is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Prudential Overall Supply, a leading provider of workplace uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) to a wide range of industries and organizations. Currently a board member for the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) where he works on projects to further the benefits of reusable textiles versus disposable alternatives. Martin also contributes to the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) where he is a former chairman of the association's Marketing & PR committee and helped establish TRSA’s international standard for its Clean Green certification program.