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ICS 50th: William Doan

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William Doan worked in the industry from 1964 to 2007 at DuPont, Steamway International, Shaw Industries and, most recently, as the VP of Shaw Product Care.


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ICS 50th: Wanda York

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Wanda York is the widow of industry pioneer Ed York, who passed away at the age of 79 on March 13, 2006. Of Ed York’s many accomplishments, there’s perhaps none more significant than the establishment of the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Certification (IICUC), which is now the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).


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50th Year Industry Honor Roll

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Here’s a list of businesses 50 years and older that we wanted to recognize, submitted by you, our readers.


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ICS 50th: Vince Caffarello

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Vince Caffarello is a 52-year veteran of the industry, having started on April 4, 1960. He currently serves as the president of Duraclean International, Inc.


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ICS 50th: Tryna Cooper

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Tryna Cooper is a 36-veteran of the industry, having served as the VP of the Professional Cleaning Network (1976-1997), VP of Textile Consultants (1980-present), IICRC Board of Directors (1983-1993), IICRC Secretary (1984-1993) and Connections Founder and Management (2003-2012).


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The February ICS Must See Product Gallery

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Check out the February ICS Must See Products from the latest technology and innovations currently on the market.


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ICS 50th: Tony Legenstein

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Tony Legenstein is a 44-year veteran of the cleaning/restoration industry and president of Certified Carpet (Lancaster, PA).


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ICS 50th: Tom Hill

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Tom Hill is the executive director of the IICRC.


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ICS 50th: Steve Kaufman

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Steve Kaufman is the president of Pro Line Supply.


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ICS 50th: Pete Consigli

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Pete Consigli is a 35+-year veteran of the industry and currently serves as an advisor for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and previously served as a trainer/instructor with Dri-Eaz.


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
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Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

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ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

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TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

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