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IICRC Formally Opens Global Resource Center

The Global Resource Center has been a part of the IICRC’s long-range plan for the past decade
January 28, 2014

About 100 people in the cleaning and restoration industry came together in Las Vegas on Monday, January 27 to see the grand opening of the IICRC’s Global Resource Center, a 20,000 square foot piece of property located about 3.5 miles from the center of the Las Vegas strip.


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Tips on the Safe Use of Disinfectants

While disinfectants can be helpful because of their ability to kill germs and bacteria, they also can pose a risk to cleaning workers, building users and the environment.
January 16, 2014

Cold winter weather usually means cold and flu season is here and likely sticking around for a few months.


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U.S. Products Names New Sales Manager

Versluis has been with U.S. Products and its sister company, HydraMaster, since August of 2011
January 13, 2014

U.S. Products has announced that Joe Versluis is the company’s new sales manager, according to a press release.


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Steve, Vickie Kaufman Announce Retirement from Pro Line

Company will continue under guidance of Noel Saenz
January 10, 2014

After 38 years in business, Steve and Vickie Kaufman are retiring from Pro Line, according to a press release.


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Registration Now Open for 2014 RIA Convention

An early bird discount is available until January 31.
January 7, 2014

Registration is now open for the RIA’s International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo, which will be held April 9-11 at the Marriott World Center hotel in Orlando, FL. 


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Spring “Experience” Show Names its Four Keynote Speakers

The Experience will be held in Frisco/Dallas, Texas April 24 – 26, 2014
January 3, 2014

Keynote speakers include J.B. Hill (grandson of Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich), Robert Tunmire, Rainbow International, Mark Ehrlich and “See You At The Top” – Zig Ziglar Master Trainer Howard Partridge.  


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RIA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2014 Convention

Other events during the convention include networking events, educational sessions, the Expo and the RIA Awards Reception and Banquet
December 23, 2013

The 69th Annual RIA Convention, slated for April 9-11 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL, will feature an opening keynote address by Chip Lackey, Senior Director responsible for Vehicle Valuation Services and Claims in the Insurance Practice at J.D. Power, on Thursday, April 10, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Year in Review: Top Accomplishments of 2013

From the purchase of the new Global Resource Center to the development of new communication and educational resources, IICRC makes new tools available to help constituents
December 16, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, the IICRC is celebrating several milestones achieved throughout the year. 


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SteamMasterGolf Raises Almost $24K for Charity in Annual Golf Outing

The golf outing was previously held at the Cordillera Summit Course in Edwards, CO.
December 11, 2013

SteamMasterGolf raised nearly $24,000 for charity at its 9th-annual golf outing charity tournament, which it distributed to local Colorado charities on Thursday, December 5, according to a press release. The golf outing was previously held at the Cordillera Summit Course in Edwards, CO.


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HHI, IICRC Suggest Post-Remediation Verification

December 10, 2013

The Healthy House Institute and the IICRC recommend that post remediation verification, or PRV, be completed following a mold remediation job to ensure that all work was done correctly.


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