Association Honors Prudential Overall Supply for Industry-Leading Sustainable Practices


ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2019—TRSA, the Association for Linen, Uniform and Facility Services, has bestowed its Clean Green Innovation Award upon Prudential Overall Supply, the Irvine-based industry leader in reusable image work apparel and related textiles.

TRSA hailed the company for pioneering and maintaining the association’s Clean Green certification, which the company received in 2012. Long heralded for exemplary performance in conserving resources and controlling discharges, Prudential was the first chain industrial laundry operation to be honored with the designation.

The award acknowledged that throughout the early 2000s, as the industry developed benchmarks for measuring such efforts, Prudential proved its above-average capabilities in minimizing a laundry’s carbon footprint.

The company was recognized as a vocal proponent of the linen, uniform and facility services industry, noting in its own promotion every industrial laundry’s value in providing businesses with “greener” solutions than alternative approaches they might procure. Uniform service competes with home washing of employee uniforms, which requires more water and energy per garment; and using paper wipers, which are more detrimental to the environment than cloth shop and foodservice towels.

TRSA’s Clean Green Innovation Award honors leadership in the industry in reducing environmental impact, aligned as recognized by TRSA members for adherence to best management practices (BMPs) detailed in the Clean Green standard. These BMPs comprise the environmental standard for laundries of ASTM International. That organization is renowned for nearly 120 years of involving top technical experts, scientists and environmental professionals in developing and delivering voluntary consensus standards unparalleled in building customer confidence in product and service quality.

About TRSA

TRSA ( represents and serves the linen, uniform and facility services industry, which supplies, launders and maintains linens, uniforms, towels, walk-off mats and other products. These help businesses (including retailers, manufacturers, healthcare facilities and restaurants), government and other organizations enhance their image and provide clean, safe environments for their employees and customers. Most Americans benefit at least once per week from the hygiene and safety of products provided to the industry’s customers.

About Prudential Overall Supply

Family owned and operated since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply is dedicated to enhancing customers’ image at the best dollar value. By providing premium quality work wear and safety uniforms, career apparel and casual wear, Prudential is able to outfit entire organizations. This certified Clean Green, on-time, weekly service also addresses facility image and safety requirements by offering floor mats, wiping towels and facility products throughout the United States.

Release date: 04/22/2019

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.