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Letters to the Editor: VLM, Steve Toburen and the ICS Bulletin Board

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The real value of these boards have been the introduction of "little America"-manufacturers like the Pad-Man, Johnny G.; the Duane Oxleys; the Ken Raddons...
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What Are Furniture Tags Really Telling Us?

By Bob Wittkamp
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Federal law mandates "Care Labels," however they may not always provide valid information. The tags are attached during the finishing process of the furniture pieces and may not always end up where they belong.
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Choosing the Right Mop For the Right Job

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The greatest determinate in choosing the right mop for the right job is understanding what you want done.
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Selecting the Right Pads or Brushes Will Save Time & Money

By Stanley Quentin Hulin
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Pads or brushes used for the wrong service, or inconsistent for the floor coatings or finishes used, will yield unsatisfactory results.
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Spring 2001: Product & Literature Guide

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Commercial Floor Care Magazine's signature Product & Literature Guide.
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Performance Insurance: The What, How and Why of Commercial Carpet Maintenance

By BNP Media Staff
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Take it upon yourself to educate the person making these purchasing decisions about how color and style affect a given environment.
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Building An Effective Retail Cleaning Program

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Proper planning, staffing, training, equipment, supplies, delegation, goal setting and communication are key to building an effective retail cleaning program with your contract services provider.
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Selecting Floor Care Equipment to Fit Your Facility’s Need

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The purchase of the appropriate pieces of equipment is only the beginning in a long-term strategy to maintain a quality arsenal of cleaning equipment.
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Contingency Plans ― Expecting the Unexpected

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A properly implemented plan will provide a company with the tools it needs to survive a disaster and get back to business as quickly as possible.
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Notes from the Desk: Spring Into Action

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We have remained persistent in our principle goal of providing informative and stimulating articles. Included within the pages of this issue are extensive feature articles on: Sprucing Up Your Retail & Office Maintenance Program; Selecting Floor Care Equipment to Fit Your Facility’s Needs...
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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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