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The Clean Trust releases updated ANSI-approved reference guide

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The revised, and fifth edition, of the ANSI-approved S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning is now available for purchase, according to The Clean Trust.

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IESO committee to hold testing program

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The Air Filtration Device (AFD) Standards Development Committee of the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) is continuing its research with a three-day testing program of HEPA-filtered negative air type or collection machines.


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CSN adds three new Texas locations

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Cleaning Supply Network (CSN) announced that it has opened three new locations in Texas, which will allow it to better the cleaning and restoration needs of its customers.

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The February 2012 Must See Products Gallery

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The ICS Must See Products Gallery provides a glimpse at the latest products and technological innovations entering the market today.

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United States Patent awarded for centrifuge

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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.


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PACR holds holiday party, awards inaugural Leadership Award

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During the PACR's December holiday party, in Arvada, Colo, the BOD of PACR presented a new award.

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Jon-Don hosts Denver Grand Opening

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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.


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Poulos rejoins HydraMaster/US Products

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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.


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RIA transfers CRS certification to ARCS

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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.


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New international trade association forms

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Seven trade associations have agreed to move forward together with a new international association, the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA).


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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 August

The August issue of ICS features stories on carpet mold, good training, marketing for cleaners, traffic lane cleaning, and cool products.

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