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Carpet cleaner goes out of business

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Unikleen, a carpet cleaning company based in Canton, Mass., recently went out of business. The carpet cleaning company allegedly used coupons that some consumers later believed were a bait-and-switch tactic.
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ABM Industries exceeds 2000 third quarter dividend

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ABM Industries recently declared a third quarter dividend of 16.5 cents per share, up 6.5% from the third quarter cash dividend in 2000. This announcement marks the company’s 141st consecutive quarterly cash dividend.
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Lab tests bagless vacuums for dirt particle retention

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IBR, an independent testing lab in Grass Lake, Mich., recently tested three top-selling bagless upright vacuums for dirt particle retention. IBR used the ASTM standard test 1977 to test vacuums made by Royal, Hoover and Eureka.
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Whirlpool and the Maids Home Services offer new service

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The Whirlpool Corporation and The Maids Home Services recently tested a co-branded valet dry cleaning and laundry service. The six-month testing period was successful, according to The Maids International.
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Lees Carpets wins at NeoCon, Buildings Innovations

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Lees Carpets, a division of Burlington Industries, recently won awards at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2001 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and at the Buildings Innovations Awards.
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BASF designs recycled carpet fiber

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BASF has developed Savant, a natural Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF) nylon product.
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ABM wins school district contract

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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

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

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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

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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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The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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