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Auction to Benefit Flood Safe Habitats at The EXPERIENCE

March 4, 2013

A special auction to benefit Flood Safe Habitats will take place at The EXPERIENCE Conference & Exhibition, which will be held April 18-20 in Clearwater Beach, FL.


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Early Bird Mold Remediation Symposium Registration Rate Ends March 22

Special one-day event will include presentations from industry leaders Rachel Adams, Wayne Lawrence, Dave Dybdahl and Stan Collesano.
March 1, 2013

Those interested in attending the Mold Remediation Symposium, a special one-day event coming to Secaucus, NJ, on Tuesday, April 9, can receive the early, discounted registration rate of $249 up until March 22.


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Do You Know How Many Coats of Finish Should Be Applied?

There is no set number of coats that work in all situations
February 20, 2013

This Powr-Flite floor care troubleshooter focuses on a question that frequently comes up when performing floorcare tasks: How many coats of finish should be applied to a floor?


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Industry Icon Jim Roden Passes Away

February 15, 2013

Jim Roden, the founder of Prochem, passed away from complications with cancer February 13, 2013. He was 76.


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Longtime Carpet Cleaner George Barnes Passes Away

March 31, 1948- February 7, 2013
February 14, 2013

Longtime Colorado carpet cleaner George Barnes passed away on February 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Heather Ridge Golf Course in Aurora, CO.


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ARCS to Hold “Business Trends” Meetings May 2-4

February 14, 2013

ARCS members will meet in Durham, North Carolina from May 2-4, 2013 to address “Business Trends and Bends in the Road Ahead,” according to a press release from ARCS president Bill Foulds.


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CRDN Adds Director of Training, National Sales Manager

February 13, 2013

The Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN) has added two new staff members to its corporate management team in Shawn Fair, Director of Training, and David Grant, National Sales Manager, according to a press release.


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Do You Know Your Carpet Types?

February 7, 2013

In order to properly care for carpets in both residential and commercial locations, cleaning professionals need to know the characteristics of the carpet’s fiber—in other words, what type of carpet it is.


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Mold Remediation Symposium Agenda Announced

Featuring presentations from industry leaders Wayne Lawrence, Rachel Adams, Dave Dybdahl and Stan Collesano
February 6, 2013

The Mold Remediation Symposium, a special one-day event coming to Secaucus, NJ on Tuesday, April 9, is designed to instruct professionals on the latest in the cleaning, restoration and remediation of mold in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.


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SCRT to Kick Off Florida Chapter

February 4, 2013

The Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians will kick off a chapter in Florida on Thursday, March 7 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Orlando.


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