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Building Trust in IICRC Certification

By Paul Pearce
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One of the questions I hear most often by cleaning and restoration professionals is “Why is certification important?”
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CFI Update

By Jack Freedman
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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

By Jillian Olson
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The PCUCA has announced some upcoming educational seminars and association events.
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CFI Chapter News

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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

By Jack Freedman
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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

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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

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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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LMCCA Report

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The LMCCA and CFI educational arms recently held a joint IICRC Leather Cleaning Technician Course in Louisiana. The 10-student class presented a complete overview of leather, including history; identification; cleaning; troubleshooting and more.
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Education + Execution = Excellence

By Paul Pearce
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As an instructor, I get to meet a lot of interesting people. Everyone has a story to tell and, if it is related to our business, I find I absorb the information even more.
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CFI News

By Jack Freedman
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CFI President Matt Sanders reports that more than 40 CFI members and non-members met at Royalty Carpet Mills on Jan. 26 for a free tour of the plant’s operations. During the tour, guides Jim Hernandez, Brad Bottle and Volley Williams explained the various steps involved in making high-quality carpet.
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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 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

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