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 increase professionalism through business operations and sales improvement education, provide forums where business challenges are discussed and solved, generate and apply business intelligence, and create a favorable business climate by seeking fair regulation and legislation.



Ellis celebrates 75th anniversary of tcata membership

In 2019, The Ellis Corporation of Itasca, Illinois, is celebrating its 75th anniversary of membership in TCATA! Read a brief history of the company here.

M & L Equipment celebrates 75 years of tcata membership

M & L Equipment of Akron, Ohio, is celebrating its 75th anniversary of membership with TCATA in 2019!    Read more.

forenta celebrates 50th anniversary with tcata

In 2019, Forenta of Morristown, Tennessee, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of membership in TCATA! Read more here.

Realstar usa celebrates 25th anniversary of membership with tcata

Realstar USA of McDonough, Georgia, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of membership with TCATA in 2019! Read more.

In Memoriam: Jack Reiff owner of wet tech

It is with sadness that WET TECH of Worcester, Massachusetts announces the passing of its founder Jack Reiff, at age 85.  Read more.

BREAKING NEWS - Clean Show Sold to Messe Frankfurt

The Clean Show Executive Committee has finalized a deal with Messe Frankfurt to purchase the Clean Show. The Show is currently owned by the five major associations in the textile care industry: The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA), The Coin Laundry Association (CLA), The Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI), The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), and The Association for Linen Management (ALM). Riddle and Associates, which has managed the Show for nearly 30 years, will run the Clean Show in June 2019 on behalf of Messe Frankfurt. Read more.

IRS Issues final regulations

In mid-January, the IRS released its final rules for implementing the tax deduction for pass-through businesses that Congress passed in 2017. The 20 percent deduction is available only to some pass-throughs, and the rules are an attempt to clarify which businesses are eligible. Click here for the news release.

TCATA Submits Comments on Proposed Retirement Plans Rule for Small Businesses

TCATA CEO David Cotter recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Regulations and Interpretations supporting that Department’s proposed rule on association retirement plans. The rule is a significant step toward expanding retirement coverage for employees of small employers and for working owners.  Read More

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