About Us: Industry Associations


The American National Standards Institute is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. The uniform industry primarily uses “ANSI” standards in the categorization of “HI VISABILITY”.


For over seven decades, ASN customers have enhance their market-brand recognition. Their staff, in partnership with some of the largest manufacturers of apparel in the world, have designed, developed and brought forth to the market some of the most recognized customer apparel in the world. Learn about our partnership with ASN as we work together to help all throughout the country.


ASTM International, known until 2001 as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards.


Central States Corporation began as a cooperative in 1979, was changed to a stock company in 1985, hired a full-time administrative manager in 1991 and added a marketing resource director in 1997. In 1998, to emphasize the focus that Central States Corporation is a national buying group, the name was changed to CSCNetwork. We quickly grew and now have more than 165 members receiving the industries highest discounts with more than 70 vendors.


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.


The North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors was founded in 1932 with just a small group of Uniform Manufacturers as "NAUM" and in the 1990’s expanded to include Dealers, Distributors, and more. In 2009 the Association spread its influence to both Canada & Mexico... today, the organization serves over 500 corporations in all of North America.


The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.


The National Floor Safety Institute was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips-and-falls through education, research, and standards development.


Millions of people rely every day on the clean uniforms, garments, linens, towels, walk-off mats and other products provided by TRSA member commercial laundries. They provide hygienic sustainable laundering services that offer cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions while protecting the environment and employing hundreds of thousands of individuals in highly safety-conscious workplaces nationwide. TRSA serves members by promoting and protecting their companies and educating owner/operators, executives and management.