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Experience Organizers Searching For 5 Guest Speakers for Fall Show

A cash prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the top guest speaker, based on feedback from a panel of industry judges
May 6, 2014

The Experience is extending an invitation to cleaners and restorers, who are actively involved in providing services and management, to present as a guest speaker at The Experience Convention and Trade Show.


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Carpet Mold: How to Identify and Resolve this Problematic Issue

ometimes it is hard to detect if there is mold, especially in carpeting
April 30, 2014

Mold in carpeting is a far bigger and more dangerous problem than many people realize. 


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COIT Cleaning and Restoration Earns Safety Accolade

The award acknowledges companies whose corporate culture makes safety a value system
April 29, 2014

COIT Cleaning and Restoration has received the Safety National and Wells Fargo Insurance Services award in recognition of achieving an outstanding safety record, according to a press release.


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Chuck Berry Joins Inline’s Executive Management Team

He will work out of the company's headquarters in Sylmar, CA.
April 22, 2014

Inline Distributing Company has announced the appointment of Chuck Berry to the company's Executive Management Team, according to a press release.


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Second League of Hard Flooring Professionals Symposium Slated for July 28

This year’s event theme is “Achieving Excellence in the Hard Flooring Industries.”
April 21, 2014

The second-annual League of Hard Flooring Professionals “Ultimate Authority” Technical Symposium will be held on July 28 at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport in Tampa Bay, FL. 


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CETA to Co-Locate at ISSA/INTERCLEAN in 2014

ISSA/INTERCLEAN takes place November 4-7, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
April 18, 2014

ISSA has announced that the Cleaning Equipment Trade Association (CETA) will co-locate its CETA Annual Convention during the week of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America exhibition and ISSA Convention in 2014, according to a press release. 


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ProTeam Appoints Canadian Manager

April 16, 2014

ProTeam has announced the appointment of Marvin Mauer as the new Canadian Country Manager, according to a press release.


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Caring for Granite and Marble Floors

April 15, 2014

More facilities are installing marble and granite floors today than years ago, largely because the cost of marble and granite has come down now that these materials are being quarried in more areas of the world, and for its durability. 


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What’s Your Worst Cleaning Story? VersaClean Wants to Know

Contest Ends April 30
April 8, 2014

VersaClean is inviting customers to share their best (meaning worst) cleaning story – and how they solved the challenge – for the chance to win a free VersaClean Portable Sprayer, according to a press release.


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Nominations Now Being Sought for 2014 Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award

Nominations are due by July 21 and can be submitted by all members of the floor care industry.
April 2, 2014

Nominations are now being sought for the 2014 ICS Cleaning Specialist Ralph Bloss Humanitarian Award.


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The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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