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TruckMountForums Acquires All Star Cleaning Forums

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TruckMountForums (TMF) has announced that it has acquired All Star Cleaning Forums and all accounts associated, according to a press release. 


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Understanding the “DASCH” Approach to Carpet Cleaning

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There are five key components to carpet cleaning, and according to Joe Versluis, U.S. Products , these can be referred to by the acronym “DASCH.”


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IICRC Opens Nominations for 2014-15 Board of Directors

Submissions are due to the IICRC headquarters no later than August 1, 2014.
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The IICRC has opened nominations for the 2014-15 Board of Directors, according to a press release. 


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Updated: Bridgewater Corp has Agreed to be Purchased

The newly formed entity will be owned by affiliates of AEA Investors through its Small Business Fund II (AEA), as well as members of the Aramsco and Bridgewater management teams.
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Confluence Group LLC, owner of the Bridgewater family of companies, is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its business to a newly formed entity which also owns Aramsco, Inc, according to a press release. 


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CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the non-profit trade association for the U.S. carpet industry, has a newly redesigned website, according to a press release.


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The Experience Names its Industry Presenters for Fall Speaking Contest

Each speaker will vie for the chance to win a $2,500 top prize, as well as second and third place prizes
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According to a press release, The Experience Convention and Trade Show has named its five industry presenters for its inaugural “Speaking Contest.” 


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Legend Brands Hires John Otero as Dri-Eaz Director of Restoration Products

Otero has worked in the cleaning and restoration industry for nearly 25 years - 13 years in the field and 11 years in distribution sales
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Legend Brands has hired John Otero to be its Director of Restoration Products for Dri-Eaz, according to a press release. 


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IICRC to Develop S200 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection

The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months.
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The IICRC has announced the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Restructures Global Regions

The restructuring is effective immediately.
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In its ongoing effort to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries, the IICRC has announced the restructure of its global regions, according to a press release.


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Refinishing Hard Floors: Removing Finish and Soil Buildup

One of the most difficult and time-consuming steps in refinishing floors is ensuring that all the finish and soil buildup along the edges of the floor, in corners and in hard-to-reach areas is removed.
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The summer months are the busiest time of the year when it comes to refinishing floors. But as anyone that has ever refinished floors knows, the job can be long and arduous.


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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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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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