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United States Patent 8,074,370 was awarded to inventors Thomas Monahan of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Greg Turcotte of Black Diamond, Canada. The patent was for their rug wringing centrifuge: Centri-Maxx by Centrum Force.
There was a turnout of over 150 carpet cleaners and restorers in Denver for Jon-Don’s official Grand Opening. Representatives from Benefect, Dri-Eaz, Flir, Fresh Wave IAQ, HydraMaster, Phoenix, ProRestore, Square Scrub and StoneTech were on hand, as well as a host of Jon-Don staff.
Mickey McKee, VP of sales and marketing for HydraMaster and US Products, announces that Steve Poulos will be rejoining the company in a newly developed position as a regional manager.
The Board of Directors of the Restoration Industry Association transferred ownership and administration of its Certified Rug Specialist certification program to the Association of Rug Care Specialists.
Seven trade associations have agreed to move forward together with a new international association, the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA).