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The ISSA 2000 Convention: Looking Ahead

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The International Sanitary Supply Association Inc. (ISSA) Convention is designed to be a window of the future for its members looking to do business in a rapidly changing market.
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IICRC translates certification exams

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Recognizing the needs of the growing number of non-English speaking technicians in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recently began offering carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning certification exams in French and Spanish.
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Steam Way adds new distributors

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Steam Way International has announced the appointment of several new distributors to the international network of Steam Way factory authorized sales and service centers.
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Gotovac named Flo-Pac sales manager

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Flo-Pac Corp.’s Pacific Division has appointed Nick Gotovac to the position of Area Sales Manager.
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WLI Conference 2000

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The WLI Conference 2000 sponsored by the Water Loss Institute (WLI) of the Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR), will be held on October 20 & 21 at the Doubletree Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash.
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Unck leaves Prochem to launch new firm

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Hank Unck, Prochem’s national marketing manager, has left Prochem to launch his own company...
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Nationwide SSS carpet care seminar program

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A three month, nationwide SSS carpet care seminar program was recently conducted by John Boardman in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, California, Georgia, and Michigan.
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Castex hosts community event to mark name change

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Castex Inc., a Holland, Mich. township floor care equipment manufacturer, formally took the name of its publicly-traded parent company, Tennant on Sept. 12.
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Daycon Donates $10,000 to school for disabled children

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Daycon Products Company, distributor of cleaning, maintenance and hardware supplies based in Upper Marlboro, Md., recently donated $10,000 to the James E. Duckworth School, a facility for students with multiple disabilities...
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IICRC Revamps Certified Firm Program

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The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firms & Registrant Standards Committee recently met to create new requirements for its Certified Firms program.
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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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ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

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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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