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CFI Updates

During my recovery time, I had the pleasure of visiting the following CFI Associate Member locations of Central California Cleaning Supply: Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield. I was pleasantly surprised at the professional assistance these locations gave to their customers. Even if the customer was not looking at a purchase their questions were still answered.

At CFI this is the type of professionalism we are and strive to be. I would like to remind all of our members that we have a fantastic wealth of knowledge throughout the industry, not only on our Board of Directors, but also past presidents and friends of the CFI. So no matter what your question is (no question is dumb), don’t hesitate to call 1-800-227-7389 and give your question to Nila. She will pass it on to our Technical Director and he will reply to you as soon as possible. Remember, this is just another free service that you as members have at your disposal.

Graham Bedwell

Chapter Reports

Arizona – Hands on training continues in Arizona. Thanks to Chemspec and K & J Representatives for a successful chapter meeting May 17th in Phoenix. The meeting taught spotting techniques and products used on different spills and spots. Noel Frank shared the history of Chemspec and their products. Ann Bedwell, area rep for Chemspec, was also on hand to meet the area cleaners and suppliers and also shared on the multiple uses of Chemspec products

Los Angeles – The recent LA Chapter Meeting held at Admiral’s Rug Cleaning and Repair Factory in Reseda, CA. was a huge success with over 30 attendees. Owner Hamid Razi and his wife Shiva gave us a tour of their huge factory and explained carpet history, characteristics and identification. Using his techniques, Hamid demonstrated how rugs that have heavy yellowing damage or have been severely damaged can be brought back to their original beauty. He also showed us part of his collection of over 5,000 rugs that were custom made for them, taking ten years to hand knot. An amazing smoked tri-tip dinner was prepared by CFI Chairman Matt Sanders and enjoyed by all.

Orange County - The Orange County/ Inland Empire Chapter is covering a lot of ground this year! Chapter Director Jason Hensley says, “We signed up two new members at our April Meeting and are now up to 44 members! Our goal is 60 members by Connections - just 16 more professionals to go!” If you are interested in furthering your education in the carpet and restoration industry, there is no better place to do it than CFI!

Upcoming Classes

July 19, 2011 - Spotting Class w/ CTI’s Don Snider
8:30am to 12 noon – held at Pro Line, Sacramento, CA

July 26 to 29, 2011 - AMRT w/ Patrick Moffett
8am to 5pm - held at Restotech DKI in Laguna Hills, CA

August 8, 2011 - Area Rug Cleaning w/Aaron Groseclose
8:30am to 4:30pm – held at Pro Line, Sacramento, CA

Please visit our new website at for a complete list of classes and more details.

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