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By Jennifer Germond
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Members and non-members alike - for the CRA Southern California Regional Meeting.  Cory Chalmers, featured expert on A&E’s hit series Hoarders, will present “Hoarding and Biohazards.”

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ARCS Assumes Ownership of Certified Rug Specialist Designation

By Tim Horrigan
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The Association of Rug Care Specialists assumed ownership of the Certified Rug Specialist (CRS) certification program from the Restoration Industry Association on January 4.
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Why CFI?

By Norma McCormick
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Since 1954, the Carpet & Fabricare Institute (CFI) has grown to include Arizona, California and Nevada. We are one of the largest regional non-profit inspection, cleaning, remediation and restoration associations in the country.


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Collaboration - What Makes the Clean Trust Tick

By Darrell Paulson
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Last month we put out a call for volunteers - and you answered back with a resounding yes.

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SCRT Updates

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The semi-annual board of directors meeting of The Society of Cleaning and Restoration took place in Atlanta GA on November 5, 2011
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CRA Unveils Training Schedule for 2012

By Jennifer Germond
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The Cleaning and Restoration Association announces its educational lineup for the first half of 2012.
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The Clean Trust: Volunteers are the Foundation

By Darrell Paulson
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January. It is the start of a new year for The Clean Trust. By the end of January, the new board of directors will have officially met and begin acting on the strategic plan in place.
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Why CFI?

By Graham Bedwell
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Since 1954, the Carpet & Fabricare Institute (CFI) has grown to include Arizona, California and Nevada. We are one of the largest regional non-profit inspection, cleaning, remediation and restoration associations in the country.
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PACR News and Updates

By Jillian Olson
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The Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration will continue to host IICRC/Clean Trust CEC Credit Workshops in Denver. 
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CRA: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

By Jennifer Germond
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As the 2011 year comes to a close, the CRA looks back at our accomplishments thus far as a trade association.
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2014 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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