Prudential Overall Supply is First Industrial Laundry Chain Worldwide to Earn TRSA Clean Green Cert.

Prudential Overall Supply

Prudential Overall Supply’s commitment to environmental protection practices throughout its entire operation has  won unique recognition from TRSA, which is leading the textile services industry to new heights in sustainability. Prudential’s Company‐wide industrial laundry processing facilities have been distinguished as the first multi‐location laundry operation that TRSA has certified to its Clean Green international standard. The Prudential chain has met TRSA’s requirements for achieving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adopting best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources. The certification gives Prudential’s customers third‐party verification that the uniforms, floor mats, towels, mops and other reusable textiles that they get from Prudential are laundered in an environmentally friendly manner.

“Contracting with Prudential for textile services is a statement of conscientiousness about natural resources and a commitment to sustainability,” stated Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO. “Choosing a Clean Green laundry is part of managing a supply chain with maximum environmental protection in mind.” More business owners and operators are modifying their production technologies, processes and work habits to improve efficiency and conserve our natural resources, Ricci observed. “Clean Green prompts them to consider how their choices of outsourced functions such as laundry affect their total environmental impact,” he added.

Businesses that choose work uniform rental service and linen supply from textile services companies—as opposed to requiring employees to wash work clothes at home or using smaller on‐premises or commercial, non Clean Green laundries for linens—have chosen the superior route for minimizing natural resources depletion.TRSA’s new certification helps organizations find the best choices in this respect. Laundry facilities such as Prudential’s with the highest‐speed, largest‐capacity equipment are most likely to exceed Clean Green standards due to such machinery’s energy and water efficiencies. Just as important, because these industrial‐scale laundries have hundreds or even thousands of customers, these facilities are large enough to economically deploy the latest technologies for removing pollutants, recovering heat, reusing rinse water and other resource‐saving functions.

Tom Watts, President of Prudential Overall Supply, states, “Prudential is committed to the Clean Green movement. Our core values align with the core values of being a greener company. We want to try to improve and do what’s right in the long‐term for the environment, our customers, our employees and the communities we operate within. The TRSA Clean Green international certification only reinforces Prudential’s commitment to environmental stewardship.”

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About Prudential Overall Supply

Family owned and operated since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply has been providing reusable textile products for businesses. Prudential now serves over 25,000 businesses through a network of 27 locations in eight states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas & Virginia). Prudential is dedicated to enhancing our customers’ image for the best dollar value.  By providing premium work uniforms, career apparel and casual wear, Prudential is able to outfit your entire organization.   This on‐time weekly service also addresses your facility’s image and safety requirements by offering floor mats, wiping towels and restroom products and related supplies.

About TRSA and the Textile Services Industry

Based in Alexandria, Va., TRSA represents the $16‐billion textile services industry that employs nearly 200,000 people at more than 2,000 facilities nationwide. These companies provide laundered textiles and other products and services that help businesses project a clean and attractive public image. The industry reaches every major business and industrial region, Congressional district and city in the country. Most Americans benefit at least once a week from the cleanliness and safety provided by the industry—through its laundering and delivery of reusable linens, uniforms, towels, mats and other products for the healthcare, hospitality and industrial/manufacturing sectors. TRSA member companies’ services minimize environmental impacts on air, water and solid waste disposal while reducing costs for millions of customers.

Release date: 06/04/2012

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.