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ARCS Develops Classes for In-Plant Rug Cleaners

Association will announce upcoming class schedule at The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has developed a program of educational classes designed specifically for in-plant rug cleaners, which it will formally announce at The Experience Convention and Trade Show next week in Las Vegas. 


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Ken Snow Honored with “Legacy Award”

Snow was a long-time cleaning industry veteran, President of Hagopian Cleaning Services and community activist

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) posthumously honored Ken Snow, a founding member, with the newly created Legacy Award at its annual Leadership Luncheon on April 25, 2014.


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Aramsco, Bridgewater Finalize Transaction

Both businesses are now owned by a common parent company which is owned by affiliates of AEA Investors through its Small Business Fund II (AEA), as well as members of the Aramsco and Bridgewater management teams.

Aramsco, Inc. and Confluence Group LLC, the owner of the Bridgewater family of companies have formerly closed their transaction, according to a press release. 


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My Flooring Warranty Soon to Require ICRA Performance Assessment for New Providers

John Mapes, President, has worked closely with ICRA as they developed the Performance Assessment program for carpet cleaning certification

My Flooring Warranty will soon require that all new service providers enrolling in its program have the ICRA Performance Assessment and the proper IICRC certification(s), an enhanced requirement that will be phased in between September 1, 2014 and the end of next year (2015) to allow participants ample time to comply, according to a press release.


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IICRC S500, S100 Available for Additional Public Review

Substantive changes have been made to both Standards since the last public review.

The IICRC announced it is revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and the BSR-IICRC S100 Standard for Professional Textile Floorcovering Cleaning and substantive changes made to both Standards since the last public review.


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