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Founder of Oriental Rug Cleaning Co H. Mirza Amirkhan Passes Away

December 31, 2012

H. Mirza Amirkhan, the founder of The Oriental Rug Cleaning Co, died on December 24, 2012.


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Test Yourself: How Well Do You Know Carpet?

December 18, 2012

Do you know where the word “carpet” came from? The term derives from the Latin work carpere, or “to pluck,” probably because at that time carpets were made from unraveled, or “plucked,” fabric.


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PACR Honors Dave Keiter with Larry Cooper Leadership Award

December 18, 2012

The Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration (PACR) held its annual holiday party Friday, Dec. 14, where it honored Dave Keiter of Yellow Van Cleaning and Restoration (Kearney, NE) with the Larry S. Cooper Leadership Award.


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Senior Citizens are Target of Carpet Cleaning Scam

December 17, 2012

Seniors are being advised by police to take precautions against being taken to the cleaners by a carpet-care scam in Muskoka, CA, according to a recent story on CottageCountryNow.ca.


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EPA Recognizes Wanders, Inc. for Eco-Friendly Cleaners

December 17, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized Joe Bristor and Wanders, Inc. for its leadership in developing an environmentally oriented set of industrial and institutional cleaners as part of the agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program.


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RSA Announces Online Rug Pre-Cleaning Course

December 10, 2012

RSA Online has just released its latest online training module, according to a press release. Called “Rug Pre-Cleaning Inspection,” this dynamic course is taught by rug cleaning guru Lisa Wagner, who developed it to help professionals determine the best cleaning techniques and avoid costly mistakes.


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Suspicious Man Posing as Carpet Cleaner in Winnipeg Area

December 10, 2012

According to CTV News, Morden RCMP are warning the public about a suspicious man who tried to get into a home near Winkler by posing as a carpet cleaner.


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“King of Motivation” Zig Ziglar Passes Away (1926-2012)

November 29, 2012

Although Zig Ziglar isn’t necessarily specific to the cleaning and restoration industry, if you’ve been reading ICS columnist Howard Partridge’s work for any length of time, you know the type of influence he had on people, whether they were cleaning and restoration related, or not.


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ServiceMaster by A-Town Hi-Tech Celebrates 40th Anniversary

November 28, 2012

About 75 people attended a 40th-anniversary celebration for ServiceMaster by A-Town Hi-Tech (Abilene, TX) this November, a cleaning/restoration business owned by Gary Glenn.


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Legend Brands Raises $1,500 for Hurricane Sandy Victims

November 27, 2012

Legend Brands provided distributors and customers with an opportunity to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims from November 1-7 through an interactive social media and e-mail campaign in which Legend Brands offered to donate $1 to the American Red Cross for each Facebook “like” or e-mail open.


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