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Cleaning and Restoration Association News

September 8, 2010
The CRA recently held an Adjustor’s Lead Seminar at Restoration Consultants in Sacramento, with 25 attendees from several different insurance companies. John Banta from Restoration Consultants led the seminar, teaching adjustors about the reasons behind the EPA regulations...
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CFI Fall Education Slate

September 8, 2010
The IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) course is set for September 15-17 in Whittier, Calif. with instructor Mike West. The course presents all the basic concepts and systems of the restoration process.
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CRA News and Education Update

August 3, 2010
The Cleaning and Restoration Association is a nonprofit organization consisting of cleaning and restoration firms from the western United States.
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It's Election Time Again!

August 3, 2010
CFI Board Member Rick Lewis announces that it is election time again for the open positions of officers and directors, and any CFI member in good standing is eligible to hold office as a chapter director in the organization.
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Why Get Certified? Better to Ask, Why Not?

August 3, 2010
I know we’ve touched on this topic before, but I wanted to revisit the importance of not only being an IICRC Certified Technician, but also making sure your company is an IICRC Certified Firm.
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July 21, 2010
The Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Association is very proud to announce that PCUCA raised more than $1,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at the Connections Conference and Exhibition in Clearwater, Fla. in April.
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Building Trust in IICRC Certification

July 21, 2010
One of the questions I hear most often by cleaning and restoration professionals is “Why is certification important?”
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CFI Update

July 19, 2010
In Memoriam: The CFI mourns the loss of our past director and friend Joe Goodman. Joe had a finance degree and a law degree from UCLA. He worked his way through law school by cleaning fabrics, and stayed in cleaning after graduating.
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PCUCA Announces Education and Association Events

May 17, 2010
The PCUCA has announced some upcoming educational seminars and association events.
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CFI Chapter News

May 11, 2010
CFI Secretary-Treasurer Greg Trigiero reports that the San Diego chapter of the Carpet & Fabricare Institute had a successful meeting at Innovative Surface Solutions, an industry leader in stone floor training and manufacturing of diamond products and stone cleaners and sealers.
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