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IICRC to Open Las Vegas Global Resource Center Jan. 27

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Save the date! Join the IICRC for a grand opening event at the Institute’s new Global Resource Center in Las Vegas on January 27, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 


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Early Registration Rates for SURFACES Ends Nov. 29

Early registration pricing is $15 for both Exhibits Only and Exhibits with Education packages
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The discounted early registration deadline for SURFACES is Friday, November 29, 2013, according to a press release.


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ServiceMaster by Gilmore’s Holding 13th-Annual Toys for Tots Drive

Last year, 91 companies registered for this annual event, which was up 33% from 2011
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ServiceMaster by Gilmore is planning its 13th-annual community toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, according to a press release. Collection boxes were distributed to local businesses in early November and will be picked up during the first week of December.


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Metzger McGuire Concrete Care Chemicals Now Carried by Jon-Don

Metzger McGuire is a developer of high-quality concrete joint fillers, sealants, floor repair chemicals, and concrete floor prep systems
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Jon-Don is now an authorized distributor of Metzger McGuire industrial concrete floor care chemicals, according to a press release. 


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Sanitaire Unveils New and Improved Website

The new, visually-enhanced home page allows site visitors to scroll through images of Sanitaire’s cleaning products by category for quick and easy access
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Sanitaire has launched a new website with additional features, content and resources in a sleek, easy-to-navigate design, according to a press release.


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Hanley Wood Launches SURFACES Mobile App

The free app is available now for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry users and is sponsored by FCA Network
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Hanley Wood announces the launch of a new mobile app for The International Surface Event 2014, according to a press release.


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HydraMaster to Host Facebook Series on Cleaning Chemistry Misconceptions

The series is authored by Doyle Bloss, who has been involved in chemical formulating in the carpet cleaning industry for over 30 years
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Starting November 15, 2013, HydraMaster will host a seven-part Facebook series on cleaning chemistry misconceptions, according to a press release. 


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Violand’s Sales Force Development Program OK’ed for IICRC Credits

The program is a 16-week, web-based course that provides instruction on successful sales behaviors and strategies for restoration professionals.
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Violand Management Associates (VMA) announced that the IICRC has approved 2 Continuing Education Credits in the cleaning/restoration, or inspection, or master categories for its Sales Force Development program, according to a press release.


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National Floor Safety Institute Launches New Website

The upgraded site provides enhancements for visitors and new benefits for NFSI Members
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The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.nfsi.org. 


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RIA vs. ThermaPure Update

For RIA members and the industry at large, this argument by the Defendants removes the threat of litigation, licensing demands and potential lawsuits on all of the remaining patents owned by ThermaPure, TPE Associates or Hedman other than the '812 Patent.
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In January 2013, RIA filed suit in U.S. District Court against David Hedman and ThermaPure in an effort to invalidate a family of patents held by ThermaPure, TPE Associates, and Hedman. 


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