TCATA at Clean ’19


The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) had a successful 2019 Clean Show recently in New Orleans.

TCATA Members Recognized for Anniversaries

President Leslie Schaeffer presented awards at the Show honoring three members of the Association that are celebrating anniversaries of their membership in TCATA. Ellis Corporation of Itasca, Illinois and M & L Equipment of Akron, Ohio were presented awards in honor of their 75th anniversary; Realstar of McDonough, Georgia was honored for 25 years of membership. Forenta of Morristown, Tennessee will receive their award for 50 years of membership at TCATA’s annual conference later this summer.

TCATA Honors Riddle and Associates

TCATA President Leslie Schaeffer presented John Riddle, president and owner of Riddle and Associates, a plaque and a gift on behalf of all the members of TCATA, many of whom have exhibited at the Clean Show for many years. “For nearly 40 years, John and his team have done an excellent job in making the Clean Show a success,” noted Leslie Schaeffer. “They have produced a professional, well attended show that has created many business opportunities for both exhibitors and attendees. I have heard many comments over the years about the customer-oriented service that Riddle and his team have always provided,” she went on to say.

In accepting the award, John Riddle noted “It has been an honor to have been associated with the Clean Show for so many years, and I thank everyone for the opportunity to have been a part of it. I absolutely could not have accomplished this without all the members of my staff who are, in my opinion, the best in the trade show industry. I have made many friends over the years that I will miss very much.”