2020 Directory

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 an association 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 QUÉBEC

President: Annie Houle

Québec Linge
4355, rue de Rouen, Montréal, QC H1V 1H1
Tel.:  514-670-2005
Email: annie.houle@canadianlinen.com

Vice-President: André Jolicoeur

Jolicœur Ltée
4132, Parthenais, Montréal, QC H2K 3T9
Tel.:  514-526-4444
Email: andre.jolicoeur@icloud.com

Treasurer: Nelson Amaral

Unifirst Canada Ltée
8951, rue Salley, Lassalle, QC H8R 2C8
Tel.:  514-365-8301
Email: nelson_amaral@unifirst.com

Please send all correspondence to

Directeur executif: Johanne Lafortune

201 – 3710, Roland Marquette, St-Hubert, QC J3Y 0T2
Tel.:  514-251-0693
Email: allq@videotron.ca
Website: www.allq.net


ARTA – AMERICAN REUSABLE TEXTILE ASSOCIATION

President: Gabriel Boardman, MIP, Montreal, QC
Email: gboardman@mip.ca

Past-President: Brendan O’Neill
London Hospital Linen Service Inc., London, ON

1st Vice-President: Jerry Martin
Prudential Overall Supply, Irvine, CA

2nd Vice-President: Duane Houvener
American Dawn, Compton, CA

Secretary: Steven Tinker, Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL

Treasurer: Dave Balliet, HCSC, Allentown, PA

Director:Bryan Bartsch, Ecotex, Vancouver, BC
Director: Jeff Courey, George Courey, Montreal, QC
Director: Daniel Gelac, Kannegiesser, Montreal, QC (leaving at the end of 2020)
Director: Nicole Grubich, WMSHL, Grand Rapids, MI
Director: Cecil Lee, Standard Textile, Cincinnati, OH
Director: Ed McCauley, United Hospital Services Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Director: Dan Sanchez, Medline Industries Inc., Mundelein, IL
Legislative Director: Scott Delin, Superior Uniform Group, Seminole, FL

Contact: Nancy Jenkins, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1142, Shawnee Mission, KS 66222
Tel.: 913-709-0229
Email: njenkins@ARTA1.com
Website: www.ARTA1.com

ARTA’s mission is to create greater 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: Dan Gilson
Beacon Martinizing
2251 Centre St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2E 2T4
Tel.: 403-276-3677

Vice-President: Vicky Armstrong
Master Cleaner
Unit 11, 52 Brentwood Blvd., Sherwood Park, AB T6K 2Z9
Tel.: 780-467-8582

Treasurer: David Crouse
Crouse’s Cleaners
1007 – 98 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6P8
Tel.: 780-532-7610

Executive Secretary: Chris Tebbs
256 Sun Valley Dr. S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2T8
Tel.: 403-256-1558
Fax: 403-256-1580
Email: abtca@shaw.ca
Assoc. website: www.abtca.com


BCFA – BRITISH COLUMBIA FABRICARE ASSOCIATION

President: Frank Wagner
Wagner’s European Fabricare
Tel.: 604-952-6677

Mailing Address:
34 – 7621 Vantage Way, Delta, BC V4G 1A6
Email: info@bcfab.org
Website: www.bcfab.org


CFA – CANADIAN FABRICARE ASSOCIATION

President: Rob McConnell
Gibson’s Cleaners
4241 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M8X 1Y3
Tel.: 416-239-2301
Email: rob@gibsonscleaners.com

Past-President: Brad Maxwell
Suedemaster Leather Cleaners
25 Connie St., North York, ON M6L 2H8
Tel.: 416-614-8000
Fax: 416-242-3907
Email: bkmaxwell@sympatico.ca

1st Vice-President: Dino Kantzavelos
TSC Wetclean
801 Dundas St. E., Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G9
Tel.: 416-804-2261
Email: kdk@tscwetclean.com

2nd Vice-President: Michelle Krulicki
Newtex Cleaners
135 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, ON N2G 3T1
Tel.: 519-744-4411
Email: mkrulicki@newtex.ca

Executive Director: Sidney Chelsky
President, Careful Consulting Services
120 Promenade Circle, #910, Thornhill, ON L4J 7W9
Cell: 416-573-1929
Email: canadianfabricare@fabricare.org

Directors:

Shelley Clair, Orr Cleaners
Sergio Gosio, Park Lane Cleaners
Clark McDaniel, Fabricare Cleaning Center
John Regan, Fabritec International
Jim St. Pierre, Trillium TLC
Artur Keyes, Extox Industries Inc.
Bruce Miller, Sparkle Solutions
Kim Sekleski, Wright’s Cleaners

Assoc. Email: canadianfabricare@fabricare.org
Assoc. Website: www.fabricare.org


CLATA – CANADIAN CLEANERS AND LAUNDERERS ALLIED TRADES ASSOCIATION

President: Earl L. Eichen
Email: eeichen@lavanett.com

Past-President: Daniel Gelac

Contact: Trevor Holmes, Treasurer
119 – 660 Eglinton Ave. E., Ste. 312,
Toronto, ON M4G 2K2
Tel.: 416-580-9574
Email: t.holmes@sympatico.ca
Website: www.clata.ca

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 MANAGEMENT

President: Myles Noel
COMTEX, Columbus, OH

1st Vice-President: Meredith Bowery
Virginia Hospital Laundry Inc., Richmond, VA

2nd Vice-President: Brendon O’Neill
London Hospital Linen Service Inc., London, ON

Treasurer: Rocco Romeo
HLS Linen Services, Ottawa, ON

Past-President:
Rocco Romeo, HLS Linen Services, Ottawa, ON

U.S. Directors:

Ray Zolinski, Premier Michigan Linen, Saginaw, MI
Charles Berge, Shared Hospital Service, Portsmouth, VA

Canadian Directors:

Malcolm Pallos, Cumberland Laundry, Cumberland, BC
James Belliveau, Service New Brunswick, Saint John, NB
Executive Director: Christy Carper, Columbus, OH


IDC INTERNATIONAL DRYCLEANERS CONGRESS

President: To be elected in Melbourne at next convention

Executive Director: Chris Tebbs

256 Sun Valley Dr. S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2T8
Tel.: 403-685-4755
Fax: 403-256-1580
Email: interdryclean@shaw.ca
Website: www.idcgroup.org

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 bi-annual convention, which includes educational programs and travel, in a different country each time.


TRIA – TEXTILE RENTAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

President: Jorge Do Nascimento
Alsco Canada Corp.
Email: jorged@alsco.com

Treasurer: Dave Rothenbusch
Email: daverothenbusch@gmail.com