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Advantage Marketing, Dri-Eaz aid Purdue University in developing disaster restoration specialty

November 19, 2007

Dri-Eaz has partnered with Bob Bonwell of Advantage Marketing to drive the creation of a new educational program for restoration contractors at Purdue University. At the Restorative Drying Symposium in Las Vegas, Dri-Eaz President Bill Bruders announced that a specialty in disaster restoration project management will be established at Purdue University within the Department of Building Construction Management (BCM) in the next year.

Bruders said, “Dri-Eaz and Advantage Marketing spearheaded financial recruitment efforts while contributing to this program as a way to help expand current restoration contractors’ knowledge base plus foster the next generation of restorers. Purdue’s new program will complement existing restoration classes and certification programs, adding another level of educational opportunity to the industry.”

Bonwell and Bruders led the effort to secure the $1.5 million in financial support required to match Purdue’s commitment to this new specialty.