Expanding market drives TC & TA name change

(Roseville, MN - July 13, 2010) The growing demand for multiple applications for tarps has triggered an association name change for the organization that represents tarp manufacturers. The members of the Truck Cover & Tarp Association (TCTA) recently voted to change the name to Tarp Association, which reflects a diversification of tarp use to include agricultural tarps and covers, construction, daily waste tarps, poly tarps, garden, sports, field covers, marine covers; and gym floor covers in addition to truck covers and tarps.

According to association Managing Director Andrew Aho, "The expansion creates opportunities to promote tarps and covers to a broader group of buyers. Many members of the former TCTA provide products to these markets. This change will enhance the IFAI membership value for these members." Buyers who go to www.tarpquote.com to request quotes for tarps and covers will now find that the site has been expanded beyond truck covers to include these additional product lines.

Tarpquote.com includes the opportunity to get quotes on lumber and steel tarps; coil tarps and siding systems for trucks; and quotes for dump truck and dump trailer tarps. The website has been expanded to include tarps used in the waste industry such as hand tarps, tarp for a roll-off truck and daily landfill covers. Hay and cotton module covers are also available along with athletic field covers and custom tarps.

Tarp Association will be represented at exhibit at 2010 WASTECON conference and exposition in Boston, August 15-17. In 2011 Tarp Association will be exhibiting at World Ag Expo February 8-11 in Tulare, CA; CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 22-26 in Las Vegas; and Mid America Trucking Show March 31-April 2, 2011 in Louisville.

About IFAI...
Tarp Association is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the largest specialty fabrics trade organization in the world. IFAI publishes seven market-specific magazines in print and online, organizes major industry events, and through hundreds of activities supports the success of nearly 2,000 member companies located in 58 countries.