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Nominations Now Being Sought for 2014 Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award

Nominations are due by July 21 and can be submitted by all members of the floor care industry.

Nominations are now being sought for the 2014 – and 12th-annual – ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award. Presented since 2003, the award, which celebrates the life of Ralph Bloss, recognizes members of the floor care industry whose compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership and creativity produce significant and outstanding benefits for mankind.

Nominations are due by July 21 and can be submitted by all members of the floor care industry.

Craig Kersemeier, President of K-tech Kleening Systems, received the award last year. Past winners also include Rich Piltch (2012), Gary Gilman (2011), Bob Bonwell (2010), Cary Adler (2009), Karl Bohr, Sr. (2008), Steve Toburen (2007), Al Bradham (2006), Neil Atkinson (2005), Randall Linton (2004) and Tom Hill and Barry Costa (2003). 

 Click here to fill out a nomination form. For additional questions and inquiries, please contact ICS Editor Eric Fish at 248-786-1667 or at

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