National Clothesline
National Clothesline
September 2017
National Clothesline
Slow down. The U.S. House Appropriations
Committee is urging EPA to back off its
proposed ban of TCE as a spot remover in
The day after. A roof leak caused by snow
brought on a long-running tale of woe.
See it all. NCA’s Texcare trade show next
month will be the first post-Clean industry
trade show.
A big year at City. It has been a full year of
accolades and pleasant surprises for Jeff
Sitz and his City Cleaners business in
Akron, OH.
Paperless manifests. James Peuster has
been listening to feedback from clients on
their experiences with a paperless manifest
and he offers a summary of the strengths
and weaknesses of the systems.
A simple fix. Bruce Grossman tells how to
identify and repair a common cause of low
boiler pressure —excessive clearance
between the impeller and raceway.
Separating good from bad. It’s not enough
to reward good employees, Frank Kollman
says. It’s also essential that bad employees
be weeded out.
How green? Many cleaners want to be as
“green” as possible and, as Dan Eisen
notes, this should also include the spotting
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TCATA reaches for Olympic gold
Members of the industry’s allied trades rubbed elbows with members of the U.S. Olympic team
during the Textile Care Allied Trades Association annual conference at the Cheyenne Mountain
Resort in Colorado Springs, CO, July 26-29.
At a reception and dinner on Thursday evening at the Olympic team’s training center, attendees
gathered at the country’s main Olympic Training Center, where they mingled with several
Olympians currently in training. The group toured the facility and witnessed a judo
demonstration by four Olympic athletes.
To wrap up the evening, TCATA’s past presidents relayed the Olympic torch to the cauldron
where President Gerald Henke applied the flame to set the cauldron ablaze, lighting the night
The following morning it was down to business with Jade West, the senior vice president of
government relations for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. Her previous
experience as staff director for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee added to her
insider knowledge as she reviewed the first six months of the Trump Administration and the
myriad legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, including a discussion of the “colorful”
political climate.