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Updated: Bridgewater Corp has Agreed to be Purchased

The newly formed entity will be owned by affiliates of AEA Investors through its Small Business Fund II (AEA), as well as members of the Aramsco and Bridgewater management teams.
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Confluence Group LLC, owner of the Bridgewater family of companies, is pleased to announce it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its business to a newly formed entity which also owns Aramsco, Inc, according to a press release. 


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CRI Launches New Website

CRI's new site features updated technology, including a responsive design for better access on mobile devices
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The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the non-profit trade association for the U.S. carpet industry, has a newly redesigned website, according to a press release.


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Legend Brands Hires John Otero as Dri-Eaz Director of Restoration Products

Otero has worked in the cleaning and restoration industry for nearly 25 years - 13 years in the field and 11 years in distribution sales
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Legend Brands has hired John Otero to be its Director of Restoration Products for Dri-Eaz, according to a press release. 


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Truckmountforums, Interlink Supply Form Working Partnership

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Truckmountforums (TMF) and Bridgewater, LLC are proud to announce a working partnership that will now make the popular TMF products TileMaster and PreLoad 5, available through Interlink Supply and other distributors nationwide, according to a press release.


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Legend Rewards now Available on Chemspec Purchases

Originally launched in 2009, the Legend Rewards program by May 2014 had grown to include over 8000 participants and more than 75 million points redeemed.
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Chemspec customers can now earn Legend Rewards for all their Chemspec purchases, according to a press release. 


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ICRA to Offer Performance Assessments

The first pilot group assessments will be performed in Denver, Colorado for PACR on June 27 and the inaugural event will be held at the Experience Convention in Las Vegas on September 5, 2014.
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The International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) has announced that it is going to be offering a Performance Assessment Certification for various cleaning and restoration designations, according to a press release. 


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ISSA Expanding INTERCLEAN 2014

2014 event expected to have most exhibitors in show history
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To further strengthen visitors’ return on investment, ISSA has expanded attendee attractions for this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show, which takes place November 4-7, at the Orange County Convention in Orlando, FL, USA, according to a press release.


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An Industry First: New England Truckmount Makes PTO History

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 In May 2014, New England Truckmount made PTO installation history when it installed a White Magic Pro-1200 direct drive unit into a 2010 GMC Savana 1500 cargo van with a 5.3 liter engine, according to a press release.  


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ServiceMonster CEO to Join IICRCA Board of Directors

The IICRCA’s mission is to be a global voice for inspection, cleaning, and restoration associations to help foster communication, education, and networking opportunities
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ServiceMonster has announced that Joe Kowalski, co-founder and CEO of Principal Focus, LLC, was recently selected to join the board of directors for the International Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA), according to a press release.


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ProTeam University launched

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ProTeam has launched ProTeam University, an online training program that will arm representatives and distributors with everything they need to showcase the benefits of ProTeam vacuums.


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