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HydraMaster Promotes Bruce Daw to VP of Sales

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Morten Johansen, Chairman of the Board for HydraMaster and EVP & CFO for Nilfisk-Advance has announced the promotion of Bruce Daw as Vice-President of Sales for HydraMaster and US Products Pro, according to a press release. 


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Ken Snow Posthumously Honored with “Legacy Award” by 8 Mile Boulevard Association

Snow was a long-time cleaning industry veteran, President of Hagopian Cleaning Services and community activist
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Recognizing his contributions and his stalwart commitment to the organization that works to be a conduit for socioeconomic change in southeast Michigan, The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) posthumously honored Ken Snow, a founding member, with the newly created Legacy Award at its annual Leadership Luncheon on April 25, 2014, according to a press release. 


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Aramsco, Bridgewater Finalize Transaction

Both businesses are now owned by a common parent company which is owned by affiliates of AEA Investors through its Small Business Fund II (AEA), as well as members of the Aramsco and Bridgewater management teams.
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Aramsco, Inc. and Confluence Group LLC, the owner of the Bridgewater family of companies have formerly closed their transaction, according to a press release. 


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My Flooring Warranty Soon to Require ICRA Performance Assessment for New Providers

John Mapes, President, has worked closely with ICRA as they developed the Performance Assessment program for carpet cleaning certification
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My Flooring Warranty will soon require that all new service providers enrolling in its program have the ICRA Performance Assessment and the proper IICRC certification(s), an enhanced requirement that will be phased in between September 1, 2014 and the end of next year (2015) to allow participants ample time to comply, according to a press release.


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IICRC S500, S100 Available for Additional Public Review

Ssubstantive changes have been made to both Standards since the last public review.
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 The IICRC announced it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and the BSR-IICRC S100 Standard for Professional Textile Floorcovering Cleaning and substantive changes made to both Standards since the last public review are now available for an additional public review and comment through Aug. 31, 2014. 


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WoolSafe’s 2014 Conference Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

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WoolSafe will hold its 2014 educational conference from October 16-17 in Kidderminster, England, which is also known as historic home of U.K. carpet manufacturing. 


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Mikey’s Board to Host “Truckmount Experience” at The Experience Convention and Trade Show

Over $35K in prizes will also be raffled off.
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Mikey’s Board will host a live “Truckmount Experience” outside the Mirage Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.


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Introducing the DryPro Mobile App

Features of the app include calculating drying equipment needed based on the area, calculating the amount of power needed, photo attachment capability and more.
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Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems has introduced the DryPro mobile app for the iOS operating system, an easy-to-use app that helps restoration professionals successfully and cost-effectively plan and complete water damage jobs.


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Clean ‘n Fresh Recognized as Women’s Business Enterprise

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Phoenix-based Clean ‘n Fresh Cleaning Service, LLC, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), according to a press release.


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US Products Pro Unveils New Website

The new website platform includes downloadable product information sheets, links to product information and operations and maintenance videos, a distributor location finder, and more.
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US Products Pro, the division of US Products specifically dedicated to the cleaning and restoration contractor, has unveiled its new website – www.usproductspro.com


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