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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.
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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

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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

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


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Presprays 101: A Quick Fact Sheet About the Cleaning Chemical

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 Typically, carpets are first presprayed and then rinsed clean using a hot-water extractor. Prespraying the carpet tends to use less chemical and also allows the chemical to dwell on the carpet, breaking down and dissolving soils so that they can be more effectively removed by the extractor. 


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Rug Summit 8 Set for September 17-19 in Chicago

The Rug Summit will include educational sessions, hands-on demonstrations and networking with other rug cleaning professionals
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The Centrum-Force Rug Summit 8 has been announced for September 17-19 in Chicago. 


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IAQA Announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

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The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Board of Director held its annual election of officers for the 2014-2015 term at the IAQA 17th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on March 16.


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2014 PLR Expo Scheduled for September 30-October 2

Known as Canada’s largest restoration trade show, the event also features educational sessions, keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities.
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 The 2014 Property Loss Restoration (PLR) Expo will take place from September 30 to October 2. Location and other details are to follow. 


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CRI Names New President

Yarbrough comes to CRI from Mohawk Industries
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The chairman and board of directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) have announced that Joe W. Yarbrough has been selected to lead the non-profit carpet industry trade group as president, according to a press release.


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