FAIRFIELD, N.J., and LAUREL, Md. — The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) and the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI) have recently strengthened cooperation between the two organizations, TCATA reports in its most recent Tidings e-mail newsletter.
The boards of directors for both organizations have discussed ways that the two groups can work more closely together for the good of the industry.
Fred Schwarzmann of A.L. Wilson Chemical Co., a DLI board member, has been appointed official liaison to the TCATA board; Kevin Lawson of Tri-State Equipment has been appointed liaison to the DLI board.
The particulars will evolve over the years, TCATA says, but members of both organizations should expect to begin seeing more information about the other’s major activities.
“Increasing the level of communication and cooperation only makes sense,” says TCATA President Bryant Dunivan, from Energenics Corp. “The two associations have always had common interests, and the challenges that the industry has faced in recent years has only increased the need for and benefit of a closer relationship.”