Cleaning & Restoration Association News

IAQA Announces 2014-15 Board of Directors

March 25, 2014

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Board of Director held its annual election of officers for the 2014-2015 term at the IAQA 17th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on March 16.


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CRI Names New President

Yarbrough comes to CRI from Mohawk Industries
March 17, 2014

The chairman and board of directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) have announced that Joe W. Yarbrough has been selected to lead the non-profit carpet industry trade group as president, according to a press release.


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CFI Chapter Report

March 3, 2014

On January 21, 2014 the Orange Co/Inland Empire Chapter had a meeting at Expert Carpet Care’s new rug plant in Bellflower, CA.


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CFI: March Update

March 3, 2014

The CFI would like to thank everyone that came by and visited its booth at the ICE Expo in Las Vegas January 30-31.


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PACR News and Notes

March 3, 2014

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) is excited for 2014 and the new opportunities available for PACR and ICRA Members!


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Revised S100 Draft on Standard for Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings Now Available for Public Review

IICRC S100 draft Standard is available from Feb. 28 – April 14, 2014
February 28, 2014

The IICRC announced today that it is revising the IICRC S100-2011 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings, according to a press release. 


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IICRC Inks MOU with IEHA to Raise Cleaning Awareness

The partnership will allow both organizations to openly collaborate and raise awareness about the value of continuing education and certification programs
February 13, 2014

The IICRC has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IEHA, formerly the International Executive Housekeepers Association, according to a press release.


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IICRC Publishes S800 Standard on Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings

ANSI/IICRC S800 defines basic operational procedures and techniques for inspecting/evaluating
February 7, 2014

The IICRC has announced the publication of its new ANSI-approved Standard - ANSI/IICRC S800 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floorcoverings (1st edition, 2014), according to a press release.


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Peter Crosa Elected to IICRC Board of Directors

Crosa has an extensive background as an independent adjuster and many years of experience in marketing services to the insurance industry.
February 3, 2014

The IICRC’s Winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting came to a close on Monday, January 27 with the grand opening celebration of its new Global Resource Center and election of Peter Crosa to fill an empty seat on the IICRC Board of Directors, according to a press release.


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IICRC February 2014 Update

February 3, 2014

As Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” 


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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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