March 29, 2013
The boards of the National Council of Textiles Organizations (NCTO), the National Textile Association (NTA) and the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition have announced that their respective organizations have formally merged into one-broad based industry trade association under NCTO, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The merger, effective April 1, brings the entirety of the U.S. textile industry under one voice in Washington policy circles.
The creation of this new organization will allow the domestic textile industry to more quickly and effectively address the wide range of federal policy developments of importance to the over 1.5 million workers in the United States whose jobs are either directly or indirectly tied to this critical manufacturing sector.
Karl Spilhaus, NTA president, said, "I believe I speak for all of us, members and staff, when I say that this industry has been our living and our life. With characteristic American hard work, creativity and teamwork, I am confident this industry will continue providing a living for hundreds of thousands of Americans."
Spilhaus will continue to work for the Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute and can be reached at 617-542-7481 and by email at email@example.com
David Trumbull, also with NTA, is establishing a consulting practice in international trade, Agathon Associates, and can be reached at 617-285-6004 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org