BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Awarded Two Textile Rental Services Association Community Service Awards

Below is a press release from Wilmington-based UniFirst:

WILMINGTON, MA — UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility service products for businesses, has been awarded two separate Community Service Awards by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), an international organization representing linen, uniform, and facility services companies.

The TRSA Community Service Awards recognize Operators and Associates whose volunteer projects make significant contributions to their local communities. UniFirst earned one award in recognition of “company efforts,” while the other accolade recognized “employee/staff contributions.”

UniFirst Corporation and its employee Team Partners have a history of mobilizing precisely when they’re needed most in the communities in which they live and serve. This was especially evident throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 alone, UniFirst donated significant supplies of facemasks, hand sanitizer bottles, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to communities and essential workers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including donations of over a million dollars-worth of safety supplies to The Greater Boston Foodbank.

UniFirst’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts have been instrumental in not only inciting additional local-level support from UniFirst employee Team Partners, but also bringing to light important overarching social and environmental issues that inspire the company’s corporate executives to do even more.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the TRSA for our community service efforts on both a corporate and a staff level,” said Steven Sintros, President and CEO of UniFirst. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our business remained fully functional and available to support our thousands of customer locations, many of which had been instrumental in keeping local communities up and running. UniFirst also donated face masks, soaps, and hand sanitizers, as well as other personal protective equipment, to communities and small businesses across North America. These donations would not have been possible without the efforts and contributions of our Team Partners.”

The 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.

For more information about UniFirst’s community service efforts, please visit CSR.UniFirst.com.

About UniFirst

Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products; and with 260 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 888.781.7532 or visit UniFirst.com.

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