Mt. Vernon, NY, December 16, 2015– Earlier this month David Potack, Vice President of Unitex, along with a small group of laundry operators and associate members, met with high-level national leaders and congressional lawmakers in Washington DC to discuss a range of industry issues including tax breaks on machinery, chemicals and other items used by commercial launderers. This recent trip is something that Unitex participates in on a regular basis, at least 2-3 times per year.
Advocacy is a central function of TRSA, and David Potack (TRSA’s current Vice Chairman and future Chairman) feels strongly that members of Congress need to hear what the business community feels on issues that directly and indirectly affect the commercial laundry industry. During the recent meetings, David was able to meet with Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) and Lou Barletta (R-PA), both business owners and industry customers. It was important to reiterate the significant impact of over-regulation on the business community in general, specifically and equally important, Unitex’s customers. David also met with several members of Congress (from both parties) who universally appreciated the information and added context that he was able to provide as it relates to current and proposed legislation and regulatory rules under consideration.
The recent dinner and sessions on Capitol Hill were part TRSA’s latest “Fly-In” program, which brings TRSA members to the nation’s capital to meet with lawmakers to discuss the many contributions that U.S. businesses make to the communities they serve.
“It was an honor to meet with these influential leaders to discuss the important industry topics that affect our industry and to let them know firsthand the positive things that U.S. based healthcare laundering companies are doing,” said David Potack, Vice President of Unitex.
About Unitex Textile Rental Services
Headquartered in Mount Vernon, NY, Unitex Textile Rental Services currently operates eleven laundry processing facilities and one garment warehouse throughout the Northeast. With locations in Newburgh, Mount Vernon and Middletown, NY, Hartford, South Windsor and Middlebury, CT, and Perth Amboy and New Brunswick, NJ Unitex is able to efficiently service all of the hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, imaging centers, professional offices as well as specialized operating needs of their acute care facilities. For more than 90 years, Unitex has focused solely on their core business – providing and laundering comfortable, high-quality medical/patient care apparel and linen. Visit: https://www.unitex.com
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