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ITRA's Mission Statement

ITRA is a strong network of independent textile rental companies who promote informational exchange and education between members with the express purpose of growing business and promoting the textile industry.

The Mission and Purpose of ITRA is to promote and develop independent textile rental operators by:

  • Creating wider recognition of independent textile rental operators.
  • Increasing the efficiency of independent textile rental operators through an interchange of technical ideas and operating methods.
  • Engaging in those activities necessary and proper for the accomplishment of these objects consistent with public interest and the interest of this industry.

The term independent company is defined as “a privately-held business entity.” As such, this association is dedicated to providing education and business solutions for our member companies and their personnel.

Honorary Members

Ted Owens
(Retired 2004 from Milliken & Company)
255 Club Road
Tryon, NC 28782

Honorary Directors

Steve England – In Memoriam
(Clinton Laundry & Cleaners, Inc.)
516 South 19th Street
Clinton, OK 73601

Bob Grose
Riverside Manufacturing
420 11th St. S.W.
Moultrie, GA 31768

“What wealth it is to have such friends that we cannot think of them without elevation.”

– Henry David Thoreau


ITRA became officially active as a not-for-profit corporation as of January 1, 2004. The association is the result of the merger of the Independent Textile Services Association (ITSA), the Dust Control Association (DCA) and the Southwestern Industrial Laundry Supply Association (SWILSA). A joint meeting of the three associations was held October 12-15, 2003, in Key West, FL, where the associations voted to merge.

Our membership is steadily growing, representing the largest international association of independent textile rental operations in the world today.

Click links below to see historical data for the originating associations including meeting history, honorary member and service awards recognizing member contributions throughout the years. History is where we come from and how we learn. As ITRA goes forward into a new era, we remember the great times, places and people who have made their mark and influenced our industry, businesses and personal lives.

Past Honorary Members

1370 Browning Road, Suite 120    Columbia, SC 29210
Mailing Address: PO Box 8828     Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-486-8411

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