ARTA 2020 Green Conference in Florida (USA), a success

Nearly 120 suppliers and operators in the textile services industry gathered at The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee Florida to three days of education on sustainability, networking, and fun.

Retiring Legislative Director Howard Zins honored for decades of service to American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA). ARTA was founded in 1982 with a mission to create greater awareness and appreciation for reusable textiles.

” Five stars” was the overall rating from nearly 120 suppliers and operators who recently attended the 2020 Green Education Conference put on by ARTA, Feb. 26-28, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. The conference rating was determined by attendees who voted in real time through the conference app. All 2020 Green Education Conference presentations will be posted in the member section of the ARTA website in coming weeks.

In 2010, ARTA held its first Green Conference. This year’s conference revisited the issue of sustainability and focused on research, trends and issues that affect the Industrial Textile Services industry’s ability to market the benefits of reusable textiles. The meeting was hosted by ARTA President Gabriel Boardman and featured exhibits and receptions, as well as a plant tour of Advent Health Laundry in Apopka. In addition, ARTA honored founding member and longtime Legislative Director Howard Zins for his nearly 40 years of service to ARTA.

ARTA also presented service awards to former Treasurer, President and Director Bradley Bushman of Standard Textile, retiring Director Ian Bigelow of Crotholl and retiring Vice President Barb Fordyce of Foussard Montague and Associates.