Cleaning & Restoration Industry News

Regional "Cleaning College" event announced

May 1, 2012
The Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest (CCINW) and the Carpet & Fabricare Institute (CFI) will join forces to host a “Cleaning College” event June 27-29 in Reno, NV.

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"Clean Trust" no more: Organization returns to original name

May 1, 2012

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced that the Board of Directors has voted to return the formal name of the organization to the IICRC, keeping "cleantrust" as the service mark of the organization.


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ServiceMaster brands join military fundraising program

April 2, 2012
Four ServiceMaster brands have joined forces with a new online fundraising program called “Boost A Hero” to help military veterans purchase franchise businesses.

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HydraMaster names new director of sales

April 2, 2012
HydraMaster has named Bruce Daw, a 23-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industry, as the company’s Director of Sales for Strategic and Distribution Channels.
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DKI Holdings gets new president/CEO

April 2, 2012

DKI Holdings, the parent company of Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), has named Dan Cassara as its new President and CEO. Cassara will be responsible for all business operations for DKI Holdings and all of its affiliated companies including Disaster Kleenup International, DKI Market Services, DKI Loss Services, DKI Commercial Solutions, DKI Restoration, and Circumspex.


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IICRC, RIA ink MOU

April 2, 2012

The IICRC and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) have approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will establish a working relationship between the two organizations.


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IICRC to revise S520, S300 standards

April 2, 2012

The IICRC is now accepting volunteers to serve on two recently formed consensus bodies that will revise the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide on Professional Mold Remediation and the IICRC S300 Standard and Reference Guide for Upholstery Cleaning.


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The March 2012 Must See Products Gallery

March 1, 2012
The ICS Must See Products Gallery provides a glimpse into the latest products and innovations entering the market today.

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More Floods to hold annual sales meeting

March 1, 2012
More Floods, Inc. will host its fifth-annual sales National Sales Meeting for More Floods members March 21-24 at the Double Tree Hotel in Overland Park, KS.

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Modernistic announces expansion plans

March 1, 2012
Modernistic has announced that it plans to add franchises beyond its Michigan roots.

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