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.



U.N.X. Purchased by Clark Family

U.N.X. Inc., Greenville, North Carolina, a supplier of chemicals and services to the laundry and institutional markets, was recently purchased by the family of Josh Clark. Full article here.

vega systems group appoints shaw

VEGA Systems B.V. of Oss, the Netherlands, has appointed Jim (James) Shaw as President of its VEGA Systems USA division. Shaw is a long-time industry veteran with decades of experience. Full article here.

Register for the 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. Details and registration information here.

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.

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

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