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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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IICRC: Instructors Maintenance Requirement Program Refined

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The Instructor Maintenance Requirement Program was recently refined in an effort to assist instructors to complete their requirements while also allowing them more time to teach their courses throughout the year.
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SCRT: Introducing the new Board of Directors

By Gary Glenn
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The membership of SCRT had their annual meeting in Clearwater Beach last April and elected their new Board of Directors.


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IICRCA: Global Resource Center Set to Open in January 2014

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The IICRC recently purchased a 20,000 square foot office warehouse in Las Vegas, conveniently located between the Las Vegas strip and McCarran International Airport to be used as its new Global Resource Center.


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ICRA News and Notes - August 2013

By Jillian Olson
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The International Cleaning & Restoration Association (ICRA) is a non-profit organization of cleaning, restoration and inspection firms.


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CFI: All About “Opportunities”

By Matt Cole
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CFI Presents “Opportunities 2013” in Las Vegas from October 12-13 at the Embassy Suites.


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IICRCA: On the Partnership with Events Planning Concepts

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The IICRCA has partnered with Event Planning Concepts (EPC) to execute its upcoming educational conference and trade show.


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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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