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Maintenance and Repair Considerations for Concrete Floors

October 22, 2001
Choosing the right coating and applying it carefully when the floor is new can prevent problems for years to come.
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Fuel Safety on Your Truckmount

October 15, 2001
There are many things you need to concern yourself with when it comes to truckmount safety. The foremost is a fuel leak.
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Is There a Distributor Link in Your Value Chain?

October 15, 2001
Remember the concept of vertigal integration? Consider the distributor as part of your own value chain.
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The Training Corner: Guess What Your Customers Look for First? (Part Two)

October 15, 2001
It's the age-old dilemma: Youth means inexperience; older means 'too old.' Beat the stereotype.
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Trade Shows: Walking the Route With Purposeful Enjoyment

October 15, 2001
What's the best way to navigate a trade show? While there are no hard and fast rules, ICS Cleaning Specialist, Commercial Floor Care magazine, and the World Floor Covering Association, developed a navigation guide to trade shows.
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Do You Have a Marketing Mentality?

October 15, 2001
What is 'Marketing Metality?' Hank Unck explains.
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Focus on Chemicals: What Do Carpet Cleaners Really Think They Are?

October 15, 2001
We may be only carpet cleaners, but in the home, we are 'health couriers,' and we mean business.
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September 11, 2001: A Day We'll Not Forget

October 15, 2001
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, life may have been changed forever in the United States. Here, some cleaners offer their voices on the devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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To Your Success: The Carpet Cleaning Triangle Part II: What About You?

October 15, 2001
Last month we focused on the business owner. This month we'll examine how your company can bring you emotional fulfillment.
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IICRC President's Corner: A Look at the Certification Board

October 15, 2001
After explaining the different parts of IICRC over the last several months, Lee Zimmerman zeroes in on the Certification Board.
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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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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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