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COIT earns safety accolade

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COIT Cleaning and Restoration (COIT.com) has received the Safety National and Wells Fargo Insurance Services award for achieving an outstanding safety record. 


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DuPont, Bridgewater form partnership

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Effective immediately, DuPont (dupont.com) has teamed up with Bridgewater LLC (bridgewatercorp.net) to drive innovation and growth in the aftermarket carpet protector market. 


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IICRC to Develop S200 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection

The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months.
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The IICRC has announced the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Restructures Global Regions

The restructuring is effective immediately.
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In its ongoing effort to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries, the IICRC has announced the restructure of its global regions, according to a press release.


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ICRA to Offer Performance Assessments

The first pilot group assessments will be performed in Denver, Colorado for PACR on June 27 and the inaugural event will be held at the Experience Convention in Las Vegas on September 5, 2014.
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The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) has announced that it is going to be offering a Performance Assessment Certification for various cleaning and restoration designations, according to a press release. 


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Renovations to IICRC Global Resource Center Nearing Completion

The Global Resource Center is a 20,000 square foot facility located in Las Vegas
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The IICRC’s Global Resource Center (GRC), which hosted a grand opening celebration in late January, is nearly done with renovations that will include expanding the main meeting room to a 3,000 square foot space to accommodate symposiums and certification council meetings, according to a release from the Institute.


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CFI Update: May 2014

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Industry professionals from near and far were treated to an up close and personal tour of Royalty Carpet Mills recently and CFI would like to extend a big “thank you” to Jim Hernandez.


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PACR Two Workshops Planned for Spring 2014

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The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) has a lot to offer this spring!


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Restoration Referral Programs Offered to CRCII Members

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The April 16 CRCII meeting was hosted by Universal Restoration Systems in Wheeling, IL.


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IICRC Update: May 2014

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Stay tuned for the next IICRC marketing webinar! Offered the first Thursday of the month to IICRC Certified Firms, the IICRC webinar series features how-to’s and best practices from the experts on topics ranging from search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing tips for your business to learning how to leverage social media sites.


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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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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