MLA News

MLA Mourns Loss of Long-time Member

It is with deep personal regret to share the news of the passing of a dear friend and valued colleague.  Longtime MLA member, Ron Feinstein, passed away from cancer on September 13.  Ron was an institution in the laundry industry and friendly influence in all our lives.  Ron is a past president and board member of MLA and All Valley Laundry was a charter member of NACLEO, which became MLA.   I know we all feel as if we have lost a special friend.  Ron was a regular attendee of MLA conferences and I know you all have special memories of Ron to share.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.  Obituary click here. 

MLA COVID-19 Response

The Multi-housing Laundry Association (MLA) is the North American trade association of operator and supplier companies providing professional laundry services for the multi-housing industry. 

MLA is closely monitoring COVID-19 and recommendations following the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As multi-housing laundry providers for common laundry rooms, our members provide laundry services for the homes of residents in the multi-housing sector, including public housing authorities and subsidized housing.  All laundry service providers remain critical to the basic needs and hygiene needs of the general public.  Access to these services is particularly important for multi-family housing residents who are often among low-income families with few alternatives for clothes washing.

MLA recommends distributing hand sanitizers across the facility and to employees and consistently reminding all employees to wash their hands regularly and to stay home when feeling ill or running a fever.

Upon entering and exiting laundry facilities, please wipe down the touch pad, door handles and other commonly touched surfaces on the equipment before and after you use the equipment.

Maintain 6-feet of social distance between others in the laundry facility, visit the facility at off-peak hours and wait outside for your laundry cycle to complete.


CDC Recommendations on Laundry:

For clothing, towels, linens and other items

  • Wash hands with soap and water as soon before and after handling laundry.
  • Do not shake dirty laundry.
  • Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
  • Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
  • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces.

Learn more on how to prevent the spread.

For more information on what MLA members are doing for their customers, visit the links below.