TCATA past presidents gather at the 2016 annual conference.


The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) is an international trade association representing manufacturers and distributors of drycleaning and laundry equipment and supplies, as well as the related trades. It is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the interests of the allied trades.

TCATA's mission is to represent and grow manufacturers and distributors serving the textile care industry.



TCATA Holds Meeting to Chart Future

Fourteen members of TCATA gathered in Tampa, Florida last month for a strategy meeting to discuss plans for the Association’s future direction. Read more about the meeting here.

Registration opens for TCATA annual conference

Registration and room reservations may now be made for TCATA’s 2019 Annual Management and Educational Conference, to be held from July 31 to August 3 at the beautiful Ojai Inn and Valley Resort in Ojai, California. The business program will be one of the very best in many years, headlined by Sam Richter, a nationally known expert on gathering sales intelligence. You will not want to miss hearing Sam as well as the other speakers! Click here for details, including brief video messages from Russ Poy of Pellerin Milnor, Conference Chair, and the speakers.

2019 Scholarship recipient announced

TCATA is pleased to announce that the 2019/2020 college scholarship has been awarded to Kassidy Blount of Greenville, North Carolina. Full article here.

Joint TCATA/DLI reception to be held at clean 2019

TCATA members are invited to a joint reception with the Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI). Click here for details.

riddle & associates winds up management of clean show

TCATA CEO David Cotter recently sat down with John Riddle, president and owner of Riddle and Associates, for a brief interview. Full article here.

Dexter celebrates 125 years in business

Dexter Laundry of Fairfield, Iowa celebrates their anniversary. Full article here.

Fabriclean Supply Acquires Dry Cleaning Division of Ideal Chemical

FabriClean Supply, Dallas, Texas, recently acquired the assets of Ideal Chemical’s dry-cleaning division. Full article here.

Energenics Names sulecki president

Energenics Corp., Naples, Florida, recently announced the appointment of Timothy A. Sulecki as president of the company. Full article here.

In Memoriam

It is with sadness that TCATA reports on the passing of Mr. Bill Webb.

2019 TCATA Anniversary members

The Ellis Corporation, M & L Equipment, Forenta and Realstar are each celebrating anniversaries of their membership in TCATA in 2019. To all these members, we say thank you for your long-standing membership, and all of us at TCATA wish you many more years of success!  Please read on to view a brief history of these companies:

The Ellis Corporation - 75 Years

M & L Equipment - 75 Years

Forenta - 50 Years

Realstar USA - 25 Years

Supreme court rules on asbestos case

The Supreme Court recently ruled that manufacturers bear some responsibility for third party additions to their products but rejected a broader interpretation by a lower court that would have burdened manufacturers considerably more. Read more.

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