The Fabricare Industry in Canada is a vigorous collection of associations, separated by lots of geography. Each association has an important part to play in the area it serves. If you are not a member of the association which represents your area and interests, you are missing a vital link in the success of your business.
Geography almost defeated the Canadian Fabricare Association, but it was pulled back from the brink of extinction by a dedicated group of provincial leaders who have decided to sustain it out of their own pockets. If any one of them asks you for help or input, please keep this fact in mind.
To add or update your Association listing and give us the most current news of what's going on, click the link below. Changes will be reflected in the magazine as well as on the website.
2018 Canadian Associations Directory
There has never been a better time to join an association, or a time when it is more important. It is imperative that individual operators and suppliers band together to have a collective voice in the decisions that will shape the industry for decades to come. If you are not already a member, find the most appropriate Association listed below and join it today. If you have already become a member, become an active participant. The strength of an association is the commitment of the individual members.
ALLQ -- ASSOCIATION DES LOCATEURS DE LINGE DU QUEBEC
President: Annie Houle
4355, rue de Rouen, Montreal, QC H1V 1H1
Vice-President: Andre Jolicoeur
4132, Parthenais, Montreal, QC H2K 3T9
Treasurer: Jessica Levesque
367 boulevard des Chutes, QC G1E 3G1
Please send all correspondence to Directeur executif:
2212 rue Theodore, app. 6, Montreal, QC H1V 3C3
ARTA -- AMERICAN REUSABLE TEXTILE ASSOCIATION
President: Brendan O'Neill
Past-President: Ed McCauley
1st Vice-President: Barb Fordyce
2nd Vice-President: Gabriel Boardman
Contact: Nancy Jenkins, Executive Director
ARTA's mission is to create appreciation and awareness for reusable textiles--those cloth products that are reused rather than thrown away like paper disposable items. Our members represent all facets of the textile maintenance industry: manufacturers of textiles, machinery and chemicals, as well as suppliers, sister associations, and the operators who clean and deliver clean napkins, linen sheets, towels, blankets, scrubs, incontinence products, surgical gowns and uniforms to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, clinics and businesses. ARTA serves its members in several ways. The association:
Promotes the value of and need for reusable textiles through education conferences, seminars, marketing and sales resources, research, and by creating a library of data on the benefits of reusable textiles.
Provides a forum for the exchange of information among all interested parties, focusing on key economic and environmental issues that offer opportunities for membership involvement.
Promotes ARTA's concerns to legislative and regulatory decision-makers.
ARTA is committed to position reusables as the first choice among clients.
ATCA -- ALBERTA TEXTILE CARE ASSOCIATION
President: Vicky Armstrong
Unit 11, 52 Brentwood Blvd., Sherwood Park, AB T6K 2Z9
Vice-President: Shanna Soehn
Classic Cleaners & Tailors
4912 35 St., Red Deer, AB T4N 6K6
Treasurer & Immed. Past President: Dan Gilson
2251 Centre St NW, Calgary, AB T2E 2T4
Treasurer: Colin Robinson
402-53rd Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0N4
Executive Secretary: Chris Tebbs
256 Sun Valley Dr. SE, Calgary, AB T2X 2T8
BCFA -- BRITISH COLUMBIA FABRICARE ASSOCIATION
President: Frank Wagner
Wagner's European Fabricare
15015 Bluebird Cresc., Surrey, BC V3R 4T8
CLATA -- CANADIAN CLEANERS AND LAUNDERERS ALLIED TRADES ASSOCIATION
President: Earl L. Eichen
Past-President: Daniel Gelac
Contact: Trevor Holmes
119 - 660 Eglinton Ave. E, Ste. 312, Toronto, ON M4G 2K2
Purpose of the association: the membership of CLATA is composed of the allied trades representatives who sell equipment and supplies to launderers and dry cleaners. It is a national organization that believes in the welfare and improvement of the industry. Membership is not confined to any particular group in the industry; it is international with members in Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.
IAHTM -- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTHCARE TEXTILE MANAGERS
President: Myles Noel
COMTEX, Columbus, OH
1st Vice-President: Mark Hoenemeyer
Baycare Services, Inc., Clearwater, FL
2nd Vice-President: Nicole Grubich
West Michigan Shared Hospital Laundry,
Grand Rapids, MI
Treasurer: Paul Seigel
Kingston Regional Hospital Laundry, Inc., Kingston, ON
Past President: Rocco Romeo
Ottawa Regional Hospital Linen Service Inc., Ottawa, ON
Richard Bott, Intermountain Healthcare, Woods Cross, UT
Meredith Bowery, Virginia Hospital Laundry, Inc., Richmond, VA
Ray Zolinski, Premier Michigan Linen, Saginaw, MI
Janice Desautels, WRHA, Winnipeg, MB
Colin Lyons, Mohawk Shared Services, Inc., Hamilton, ON
Malcolm Pallos, Cumberland Regional Hospital Laundry, Cumberland, AB
Terry Watters, Services New brunswick, Saint John, NB
Executive Director: Becky Miller, Columbus, OH
IDC INTERNATIONAL DRYCLEANERS CONGRESS
President: Marcus Taslim
JL Cipinang Jaya Raya, No. 39, Jakarta, West Java 13410 Indonesia
Executive Director: Chris Tebbs
256 Sun Valley Dr. SE, Calgary, AB T2X 2T8
An international organization of successful dry cleaners. Mission: To strengthen international understanding and goodwill in the fabricare industry by providing opportunities for travel, exchange of information and communication with its worldwide membership. Holds annual convention, which includes educational programs and travel, in a different country each year.
OFA -- ONTARIO FABRICARE ASSOCIATION
President: Rob McConnell
4241 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M8X 1Y3
Past President: Brad Maxwell
Suedemaster Leather Cleaners
25 Connie St., North York, ON M6L 2H8
1st Vice-President: Michelle Krulicki
135 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, ON N2G 3T1
2nd Vice-President: Dino Kantzavelos
TSC Wet Clean
801 Dundas St., E., Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G9
Executive Director: Sid Chelsky
President, Careful Consulting Services
120 Promenade Circle, #910, Thornhill, ON L4J 7W9
Shelley Clair, Orr Cleaners
Sergio Gosio, Park Lane Cleaners
Clark McDaniel, Fabricare Cleaning Center
John Regan, Fabritec International
Jim St. Pierre, Trillium TLC
Betty Skoutakis, Sketchley Cleaners
Artur Keyes, Extox Industries, Inc.
TRIA -- TEXTILE RENTAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
President: Jack Murch
VF Workwear Canada
Treasurer: Dave Rothenbusch
Alsco Canada Corp.