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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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How Well Do You Know VOCs? Check Out These Facts

While some VOCs may have little or no effect on human health, the reality is that many can negatively affect health
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 Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are far more complex than many in the professional cleaning and building industries realize. With that in mind, here’s a look at VOC facts, myths and misunderstandings, via Charlotte Products/Enviro-Solutions 


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Crowned Mats and Matting, Mat Tech Name New President

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Crown Mats and Matting and Mat Tech have named industry veteran Vince DePhillips is now the president of both companies, according to a press release.

 


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Kärcher Contributes to Colorado Flood Cleanup Efforts

Kärcher joined forces with several volunteer organizations that helped to clean up hundreds of properties.
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German-based Kärcher has donated 250 pressure washers and $10,000 in cash to the cleanup effort in Colorado, according to a press release.


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Kaivac's Unveils New and Improved Website

The site includes an expansive "Support" section that includes videos, an FAQ, downloadable product manuals and dates for Kaivac's well-known training boot camps
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Kaivac has just unveiled a new website, designed to be fresh, more interesting and to engage visitors on the benefits of its product offerings, according to a press release.


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Introducing USProductsTV

“We did not want this to be just another manufacturer’s YouTube site that simply promotes their products” - Doyle Bloss
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U.S. Products has announced the launch of USProductsTV, a YouTube site dedicated to product and tutorial videos.


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Charlotte Products/Enviro-Solutions Hires New VP of Sales for North America

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 Charlotte Products/Enviro-Solutions has announced the hiring of Paul Wildenberg as the company’s new Vice President of Sales for North America, according to a press release. 


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ISSA Releases K-12 Clean Standard

The ISSA Clean Standard: K-12 establishes steps for objectively assessing the effectiveness of cleaning processes in an educational facility
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ISSA has released a new standard industry professionals can use when working in or with K-12 schools to promote a cleaner and healthier indoor environment to benefit children’s learning experiences, according to a press release. 


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International Cleaning Experts (ICE) Inaugural Trade Show to Take Place Jan. 30-31

The show will also feature hands-on demonstrations, seminars and workshops and more.
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The International Cleaning Experts will host an inaugural trade show, ICE Expo, from January 30-31 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 


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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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