New Textile Trade Association Inaugurated
The Textile and Apparel Manufacturers and Merchants Association (TAMM) held its inauguration and
first annual conference recently on Kiawah Island, S.C. Formed as a result of the merger of the
South-East Apparel and Textile Manufacturers and the South-West Apparel and Textile Manufacturers
associations, TAMM plans to facilitate communications and education through the exchange of ideas
within the entire supply chain of fiber, textile and apparel suppliers and retailers and to foster
relationships within the supply chain.
Howard Virkler, DaMage Clothing Co., and Bill Courtney, Rocky Mountain Clothing Co., served as co-presidents during the organization period. Marc Shervin, Mainzer Minton Co., has been elected president for 2005. Sid Smith, Salco Consulting LLC, has been appointed executive director.