History (ITSA, SWLISA, DCA)
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.