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TCATA’s 2024 Management and Educational Conference


The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) 2024 Annual Management and Educational Conference held April 28 – May 1 at The Omni Barton Creek in Austin, TX, 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. Magnus, 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 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, 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, AL, and Tschopp Supply of Buffalo, NY, for their 50 years of membership, as well as honoring M & B Hangers of Birmingham, AL for an incredible 75 years of membership.

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 is excited to announce that the 2025 Annual Management and Educational Conference will take place at the Ritz Carlton Tiburon in Naples, FL, April 27 – 30.


Pictured above:  L to R- Mack Magnus, John Thomas of M & B Hangers, John Silverman, TCATA President, Milton Magnus of M & B Hangers receive their 75th anniversary award