TAMPA, Fla. — There will be no Annual Conference for the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) this year, as its Board of Directors announced via press release today that the event previously slated for late April has been postponed until 2021.
In response to limits being placed on travel and social gatherings in attempts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board recognized that holding the planned conference in South Carolina as originally scheduled was not an option, according to Fred Schwarzmann, TCATA president.
“The Board considered rescheduling the Conference for later this year, but in light of the uncertainty surrounding the timeline of the epidemic, it decided to postpone until an appropriate time in 2021,” he says. “The Board didn’t take this decision lightly, especially since we were all looking forward to celebrating our 100th Anniversary together. But in the shadow of the Coronavirus, we believe this decision was necessary to protect the health and safety of our members, which we put first and foremost.”
TCATA represents manufacturers and distributors of drycleaning and laundry equipment and supplies.
Schwarzmann says further details on the 2021 Annual Conference will be provided as soon as they become available.