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RIA vs. ThermaPure Update

For RIA members and the industry at large, this argument by the Defendants removes the threat of litigation, licensing demands and potential lawsuits on all of the remaining patents owned by ThermaPure, TPE Associates or Hedman other than the '812 Patent.
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In January 2013, RIA filed suit in U.S. District Court against David Hedman and ThermaPure in an effort to invalidate a family of patents held by ThermaPure, TPE Associates, and Hedman. 


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IICRC Announces 2013-14 Board of Directors

Tony Wheelwright was elected Chairman of the IICRC Board of Directors.
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The IICRC today has announced the election of three new members joining the 12 incumbent members to comprise the 2013-2014 Board of Directors, according to a press release. Elections were held during the IICRC’s October shareholder meeting in Vancouver, WA.


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Kaivac's Unveils New and Improved Website

The site includes an expansive "Support" section that includes videos, an FAQ, downloadable product manuals and dates for Kaivac's well-known training boot camps
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Kaivac has just unveiled a new website, designed to be fresh, more interesting and to engage visitors on the benefits of its product offerings, according to a press release.


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Contec Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Business

Contec acquired Sporicidin in 2008 to provide more disinfection solutions to a variety of customers in the mold remediation and restoration market
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This month, Contec, Inc. is celebrating a big milestone – 25 years of bringing critical cleaning solutions to customers all over the world. 


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Charlotte Products/Enviro-Solutions Hires New VP of Sales for North America

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 Charlotte Products/Enviro-Solutions has announced the hiring of Paul Wildenberg as the company’s new Vice President of Sales for North America, according to a press release. 


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ISSA Releases K-12 Clean Standard

The ISSA Clean Standard: K-12 establishes steps for objectively assessing the effectiveness of cleaning processes in an educational facility
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ISSA has released a new standard industry professionals can use when working in or with K-12 schools to promote a cleaner and healthier indoor environment to benefit children’s learning experiences, according to a press release. 


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International Cleaning Experts (ICE) Inaugural Trade Show to Take Place Jan. 30-31

The show will also feature hands-on demonstrations, seminars and workshops and more.
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The International Cleaning Experts will host an inaugural trade show, ICE Expo, from January 30-31 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 


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James Young Tabbed as Tacony’s New Director of National Accounts

Young will oversee and foster the growth of Tacony’s national accounts for many Tacony brands
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Tacony Corporation has hired James Young to be the company’s new Director of National Accounts, according to a press release.


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Dri-Eaz, RSA to Donate to Colorado Recovery Efforts

RSA and Dri-Eaz Products have donated equipment valued at over $20,000 to be used by Boulder Flood Relief to assist uninsured homeowners in the stricken region
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To support the flood relief efforts in Boulder, CO, Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) will donate 5% of fees from its hands-on restorative drying courses held during October in Burlington, WA. and Nashville, TN locations, according to a press release. 


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Aramsco Acquires Crown Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

Crown sells, rents and services a wide range of carpet cleaning and restoration equipment
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Aramsco Inc. has announced it has acquired Crown Cleaning Supplies and Equipment of Orlando, FL.  


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Have a limited marketing budget but realize the importance of neighborhood marketing? Try doorknob hangers, a low-cost, yet highly effective way to drum up more business. In this episode, John Braun discusses the value of this tactic as well as what you should include on the materials you're hanging.
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