Cleaning & Restoration Association News

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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CFI Chapter Reports

April 5, 2010
Los Angeles Chapter Director Vince Attardo reports that the recent meeting presented by CFI President Matt Sanders of EcoStar, Inc. went very well. Matt did a great job sharing with the group the good the bad and the ugly of containment building.
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PCUCA Update

March 11, 2010
The PCUCA held their annual planning meeting Jan. 9 to discuss the association’s direction for the next year. The board looked at the growth potentials for the association, as well as, future educational events and opportunities for PCUCA members.
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NEIRC Association Report

March 11, 2010
Join the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning for a special evening of education, professional development and networking Thursday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard in Woburn, Mass. This is one event and opportunity you don’t want to miss!
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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 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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