IRVINE, CA – August 27, 2018, Prudential Overall Supply, a leading company in the uniform and facility services industry, announced that it hosted Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA-41) at its Riverside, CA laundry processing facility.

Congressman Takano was given a plant tour to give him an in-depth look on the operations of an industrial laundry.  The tour emanated from a meeting several Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) leaders had with Rep. Takano during the Annual Summer TRSAPAC Fly-In.

During the initial meeting, the TRSA leaders discussed the importance of a skilled workforce to keep laundry plants up and running.  Mr. Takano mentioned that he was working with community colleges and technical schools to develop a curriculum that more matches the need of today’s employers.

The tour started with an introduction of Prudential Overall Supply by Tom Watts, Prudential President, during the introduction, Watts discussed the company’s history as well as the employee benefits offered by the company. “We are really proud of our staff here, the average tenure of staff here is 18 years” Watts said.

The Congressman then toured the plant floor including soil sort, the wash aisle, finishing and storage.  During the tour Rep. Takano mentioned how the tour put much of his previous conversations with TRSA representatives in perspective giving him a much better understanding of how the industry operates.   He also mentioned that is clarified how the issues the industry faces has an effect on operations.

After the tour, Mr. Takano spent time with Prudential employees as a group learning more from them as to their thoughts on working for the company and the benefits they receive.

The tour wrapped with the employees presenting Rep. Takano with a personalized Prudential Overall Services work shirt.

About TRSA

TRSA ( represents the $20-billion+ U.S. linen, uniform and facility services industry that employs 200,000+ people at 1,500+ facilities nationwide by advocating for fair regulatory and legislative policy affecting the industry and promoting the environmental benefits of reusable textiles.

About Prudential Overall Supply

Family owned and operated since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply is dedicated to enhancing our 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: 08/27/2018

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 President of the Board of Directors 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.