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Tax cuts mean more home improvement

A recently released survey commissioned by Home Depot found that many American homeowners would spend extra money received from President Bush’s tax plan on home improvement projects.
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ABM Industries exceeds 2000 third quarter dividend

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

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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Carpet cleaner goes out of business

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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Carpet cleaner goes out of business

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

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

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

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

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

BASF has developed Savant, a natural Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF) nylon product.
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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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Arguably, sending out a client newsletter is the No. 1 key to a reliable cleaning business. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun covers the true value of mail newsletters, how to send them, how often to send them and more.
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2014 October

The October issue of ICS features stories on the 2015 ICE Expo, differentiation, deodorizing, upholstery cleaning, facebook advertising, up-selling, rug cleaning, the rug tour, and cool products.

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