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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
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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
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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.
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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

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


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PACR Update

By Jillian Olson
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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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CFI: January 2014 Update

By Matt Cole
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The Inland-Empire Chapter held its Annual Give Back Event at the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda, CA on Jan 25th.


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IICRC Formally Opens Global Resource Center

The Global Resource Center has been a part of the IICRC’s long-range plan for the past decade
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About 100 people in the cleaning and restoration industry came together in Las Vegas on Monday, January 27 to see the grand opening of the IICRC’s Global Resource Center, a 20,000 square foot piece of property located about 3.5 miles from the center of the Las Vegas strip.


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RIA Announces Keynote Speakers for 2014 Convention

Other events during the convention include networking events, educational sessions, the Expo and the RIA Awards Reception and Banquet
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The 69th Annual RIA Convention, slated for April 9-11 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL, will feature an opening keynote address by Chip Lackey, Senior Director responsible for Vehicle Valuation Services and Claims in the Insurance Practice at J.D. Power, on Thursday, April 10, according to a press release. 


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RIA vs. ThermaPure Update

For RIA members and the industry at large, this argument by the Defendants removes the threat of litigation, licensing demands and potential lawsuits on all of the remaining patents owned by ThermaPure, TPE Associates or Hedman other than the '812 Patent.
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In January 2013, RIA filed suit in U.S. District Court against David Hedman and ThermaPure in an effort to invalidate a family of patents held by ThermaPure, TPE Associates, and Hedman. 


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CFI: “Opportunities” 2013 a Great Success

News and notes from CFI
By Matt Cole
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The CFI’s Opportunities 2013 event in October was a great success
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