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The Experience Events, ICRA and DKI Announce Working Relationship

Beginning in September, DKI will actively participate on The Experience Programs
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The Experience Events and Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) announced that they have entered into a working relationship to bring the most advanced information and procedures to the restoration industry.


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Pacific Floorcare Names New Director of Operations

Jeff Oberlin has been hired to the position of Director of Operations
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Pacific Floorcare has announced in a press release that Jeff Oberlin has been hired to the position of Director of Operations. The move became effective on April 8, 2013.


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Series on Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Value Launched on Facebook

10-part series is now being posted to U.S. Products' Facebook page
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U.S. Products has begun a 10-part special feature on its Facebook page, listing the top 10 benefits of wall-to-wall carpeting for a home or business.


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ProTeam Appoints Rep Groups in New York, Michigan

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ProTeam has added two new rep groups to expand their services in key states. According to a press release, Apex Reps now represents ProTeam in Michigan and Robert George Sales, Inc. in New York State.


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SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning a Finalist for BBB Torch Awards

The BBB Torch Awards recognizes businesses that demonstrate exemplary business ethics
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SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, LLC is a finalist for the 15th-annual Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics.


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IICRCA Partners with Event Planning Concepts for Future Trade Show

Dates and venue have yet to be determined
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The International Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) has announced it is partnering with Event Planning Concepts (EPC), a professional event planning company, to execute its upcoming educational conference and trade show.


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Wool Carpeting: Separating Fact from Fiction

Reasons for wool's popularity are due to its luxurious feel that is hard for synthetics to duplicate, insulation benefits, acceptance of dyes that become colorfast and superb resilience.
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Wool carpeting is still manufactured and sold in the United States and is invariably finding its way into upscale environments.


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Revised ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard Available for Public Review

Standard is available from March 29 to May 13, 2013 for review and comment as part of the 45-day public review period
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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced that it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration.


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Rug Summit VI Slated for May 1 in North Carolina

One day event will take place in Wake Forest, N.C.
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Rug Summit VI, a special one-day event featuring hands-on demonstrations, focus groups and presentations, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 1 at Pettyjohn’s Rug Care in Wake Forest, N.C.


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DKI Names Sharon Marvin Director of Franchise Support

Sharon’s background includes over 25 years in franchise operations within the real estate industry
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DKI has announced in a press release that Sharon Marvin has joined the DKI membership team as Director of Franchise Support.


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