The Kentucky Tobacco & Candy Association (KTCA)
formed in 1972, is composed
of wholesalers as regular members, manufacturers, brokers and other
vendors to wholesalers as associate members. Our purpose is to seek
improvement of the distribution industry in Kentucky and lend our
strength nationally when possible.
Although comparatively small
in numbers and budget to other state associations, KTCA has been one
of the most active and effective associations in the country.
Despite its size, the association has been able to maintain a very
high profile in Frankfort and been successful in a number of court
cases favorable to the industry.
KTCA is the only trade
association devoted to protection of the wholesale distributor in
Kentucky. We cooperate with the American Wholesale Marketing
Association on the national level.
There is strength in numbers,
consequently, companies doing business with wholesalers should
consider membership in our association as the industry is "under
fire" from many sides and needs all the help we can get to continue
membership in the
KTCA will ensure continued success in our endeavors to promote
candy and tobacco products in Kentucky.
Special announcement to membership
Ohio Valley Wholesale has merged with H. T. Hackney. Jim & Ed Glockner contact phone numbers will remain the same.
The objects and purposes of this association are as
To lawfully promote the general business welfare of
all persons, firms or corporations engaged in the business of
distributing, marketing or selling tobacco, candy and related
products at wholesale.
Our main goal is to band together to fight increases
in cigarette and tobacco taxes as well as any legislation that
affects our membership.
KTCA Established in 1972.
KTCA is a non-profit corporation chartered under laws of
Kentucky. The Federal Internal Revenue Service classification
for the Kentucky Tobacco and Candy Association is 501 (C) (6).
Federal Identification number is 23-7273119.