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RSA Releases New 600-Page “Guide” to Cleaning and Restoration

“Complete Guide” is the definitive compilation of restoration, cleaning and remediation expertise
July 24, 2014

RSA has completed The Complete Guide to Cleaning and Restoration, a comprehensive textbook for its restoration, cleaning and remediation classroom courses, according to a press release.


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TruckMountForums Acquires All Star Cleaning Forums

July 23, 2014

TruckMountForums (TMF) has announced that it has acquired All Star Cleaning Forums and all accounts associated, according to a press release. 


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Understanding the “DASCH” Approach to Carpet Cleaning

July 18, 2014

There are five key components to carpet cleaning, and according to Joe Versluis, U.S. Products , these can be referred to by the acronym “DASCH.”


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IICRC Opens Nominations for 2014-15 Board of Directors

Submissions are due to the IICRC headquarters no later than August 1, 2014.
July 16, 2014

The IICRC has opened nominations for the 2014-15 Board of Directors, according to a press release. 


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Updated: Bridgewater Corp has Agreed to be Purchased

The newly formed entity will be owned by affiliates of AEA Investors through its Small Business Fund II (AEA), as well as members of the Aramsco and Bridgewater management teams.
July 15, 2014

Confluence Group LLC, owner of the Bridgewater family of companies, is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its business to a newly formed entity which also owns Aramsco, Inc, according to a press release. 


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CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
July 14, 2014

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the non-profit trade association for the U.S. carpet industry, has a newly redesigned website, according to a press release.


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The Experience Names its Industry Presenters for Fall Speaking Contest

Each speaker will vie for the chance to win a $2,500 top prize, as well as second and third place prizes
July 11, 2014

According to a press release, The Experience Convention and Trade Show has named its five industry presenters for its inaugural “Speaking Contest.” 


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Legend Brands Hires John Otero as Dri-Eaz Director of Restoration Products

Otero has worked in the cleaning and restoration industry for nearly 25 years - 13 years in the field and 11 years in distribution sales
July 8, 2014

Legend Brands has hired John Otero to be its Director of Restoration Products for Dri-Eaz, according to a press release. 


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IICRC to Develop S200 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection

The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months.
June 30, 2014

The IICRC has announced the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Restructures Global Regions

The restructuring is effective immediately.
June 26, 2014

In its ongoing effort to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries, the IICRC has announced the restructure of its global regions, according to a press release.


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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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