Episode 26

Published on:

8th Apr 2024

Textile Rental Services and Sustainability in the Manufacturing Industry with Joe Ricci

Contact Joe Ricci: jricci@trsa.org

LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-ricci-trsa/


In this episode of The Manufacturers Network Podcast, host Lisa Ryan sits down with Joe Ricci, President and CEO of the Textile Rental Services Association of America. Joe shares insights into North America's $50 billion textile services industry, touching on its economic impact, sustainability efforts, and future trends. From the importance of cleanliness and sustainability to the challenges and opportunities within the industry, Joe provides an in-depth look at the textile services landscape and sheds light on its vital role in everyday life. Tune in to learn more about the industry's commitment to sustainability, technological advancements, and the efforts to attract and retain a skilled workforce.

Key takeaways from the episode:

1. Sustainable Practices: The textile industry is focused on sustainability, from reducing water and chemical usage to embracing the circular economy and recycling textiles back into raw fabrics.

2. Safety and Innovation: Embracing technology has transformed the industry, improving safety, productivity, and reduced turnover while also addressing challenges such as PFAS and microplastics.

3. Workforce Development: Industry members are implementing creative strategies to attract, train, and retain talent, demonstrating a commitment to the workforce and addressing the ongoing labor shortage.

Listen to the full episode for in-depth insights on the important role played by the textile services industry in healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing, as well as its impact on sustainability and the economy.

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Lisa Ryan

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an award-winning speaker and author of ten books, Lisa Ryan, CSP, works with her clients to develop employee and client engagement initiatives and strategies that keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s.
Lisa’s expertise includes: strengthening workplace culture, improving employee engagement, increasing customer retention, and initiating gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional benefit. Lisa’s participants enjoy her high energy, enthusiastic delivery and quick wit and they leave the session with ideas they are committed to acting on immediately to make positive workplace culture changes.
Lisa costars in two films with other experts including Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” She is the Past-President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter and holds an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Relevant Experience

• Keynote, breakout or workshop speaker at more than 100 national and international conferences
• Thirteen years of industrial marketing and sales experience, including seven years in the welding industry – and yes, she does weld
• Host of “Elevate Your Engagement Levels: What You Need to Know” on the Elite Expert Network and the C-Suite Network
• Creator of “The Seven Mistakes Managers Make to Crush Company Culture” video series
• Best-selling author of ten books, including “Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Your Industry’s Top Talent”
• Award-winning speaker