TAMPA, Fla. — Fourteen members of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) gathered here in late February for a strategy meeting to discuss plans for the association’s future direction.
Continued consolidation and other factors have changed the textile care industry in significant ways, and the association’s leadership recognizes that now is the time to examine TCATA’s role and how it can best serve the industry.
The members attending this meeting represented a cross section of the industry—manufacturers and distributors from both the laundry and dry-cleaning sides.
“Those who attended expressed an enthusiasm for TCATA’s important role as the exclusive representative of manufacturers and distributors in the textile care industry,” says TCATA president Leslie Schaeffer. “Many interesting ideas were put forth on ways that TCATA can offer value in a changed, consolidated industry.”
The results of this meeting, after further discussion with the TCATA board of directors, will be announced later.