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ABM wins school district contract

June 19, 2001
ABM Janitorial Services was recently awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar janitorial contract by the Paradise Valley Unified School District.
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BASF designs recycled carpet fiber

June 19, 2001
BASF has developed Savant, a natural Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF) nylon product.
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Armstrong Terminates Desso Sale

June 13, 2001
Armstrong DLW AG has terminated discussions with CVC Capital Partners B.V. concerning the possible sale of the textile and sports flooring businesses in its Desso commercial carpet operations.
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Nationwide Janitor Fast to Take Place; Justice For Janitors 2001 Prepares to Launch

June 13, 2001
Janitors across the United States are preparing to participate in a 24-hour long fast in honor of Justice for Janitors 2001.
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As Vaccum Sales Fall, So Do Maytag Maytag Earnings

June 13, 2001
Maytag Corp. has cut its second-quarter earnings forecast by about 25%, citing lower sales for its Hoover vacuum cleaners.
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P&G Receives Minority Business Development Award

June 13, 2001
The Procter & Gamble Co. has received the State of Ohio 2001 Minority Business Development Award...
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IICRC approves new hard surface certification categories

June 11, 2001
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Board of Directors recently approved three new certification categories. The new categories are Ceramic Tile Inspector (CTI), Wood/Laminate Flooring Inspector (WFI) and Resilient Flooring Inspector (RFI).
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IICRC approves new hard surface certification categories

June 11, 2001
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Board of Directors recently approved three new certification categories. The new categories are Ceramic Tile Inspector (CTI), Wood/Laminate Flooring Inspector (WFI) and Resilient Flooring Inspector (RFI).
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Greenpeace uncovers hidden dangers in the home

June 6, 2001
A recently released Greenpeace report shows children are being exposed to hazardous chemicals found in vinyl plastic childcare products and home furnishings. Independent laboratories analyzed items ranging from vinyl mattress pads to vinyl flooring.
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ICS Bulletin Board Participant Mourned

June 6, 2001
Our online community has been struck by a tragedy.
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