TCATA hails success of annual management and educational conference

15 May 2024

The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) held a successful Annual Management and Educational Conference over 28 April– 1 May at The Omni Barton Creek in Austin, Texas which brought together industry leaders for a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights. During the conference, TCATA president John Silverman installed Mack Magnus of M & B Hangers as its new president, marking a new chapter of leadership under his guidance.

Magnis, president of M & B Hangers, has served as TCATA conference chair as well as vice president on the board of directors representing supply manufacturers.

TCATA also proudly introduced its newest board members. Terry Hammond of UNX Christeyns, Jack Heaviside of Sunburst Chemicals, Justin Shamion of Colmac Industries, Wes Nelson of Sankosha, and Robb Vacek of Horwath Laundry Equipment, who are poised to contribute to the association's mission of advancing the textile care industry.

TCATA celebrated the anniversaries of longstanding members recognizing A-1 Products of Birmingham, Alabama, and Tschopp Supply of Buffalo, New York, for their 50 years of membership, as well as honouring M & B Hangers of Birmingham, Alabama for an incredible 75 years of membership.

HALF CENTURY: John Silverman, left, awards R- Alex Atwater, of A-I Products, with his 50-year award

Highlighting the spirit of leadership and collaboration within the TCATA community, the inaugural Leslie Schaeffer Member-Driven Award was presented to Leslie Schaeffer, TCATA CEO, acknowledging her outstanding contributions and commitment to the association's member driven mission.

TCATA also announced the 2025 Annual Management and Educational Conference will take place at the Ritz Carlton Tiburon in Naples, Florida, 27-30 April.

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