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IICRC Opens Nominations for 2014-15 Board of Directors

Submissions are due to the IICRC headquarters no later than August 1, 2014.
July 16, 2014

The IICRC has opened nominations for the 2014-15 Board of Directors, 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
July 14, 2014

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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IICRC Update: June/July 2014

July 8, 2014

In mid-April, the IICRC held its Spring Certification Council and Board of Directors meetings in Nashville. 


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CFI Announces New Assistant Director for Northern CA Chapter.

July 8, 2014

CFI would like to introduce Roby Harris, owner of Twice as Nice Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning located in Shasta Lake City, CA. 


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PACR News and Notes: June/July 2014

July 8, 2014

The Professional Association of Cleaning & Restoration (PACR) would like to thank all of the PACR member companies who helped out at this year’s Ronald McDonald House cleanings! 


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SteamMaster earns BBB Torch Award for Ethics

July 8, 2014

SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning LLC (SteamMaster.com) has been awarded the 16th-annual Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming Torch Award for Ethics.


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ProTeam appoints Canadian manager

July 8, 2014

ProTeam (pro-team.com) has announced the appointment of Marvin Mauer as the new Canadian Country Manager. 


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COIT earns safety accolade

July 8, 2014

COIT Cleaning and Restoration (COIT.com) has received the Safety National and Wells Fargo Insurance Services award for achieving an outstanding safety record. 


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DuPont, Bridgewater form partnership

July 8, 2014

Effective immediately, DuPont (dupont.com) has teamed up with Bridgewater LLC (bridgewatercorp.net) to drive innovation and growth in the aftermarket carpet protector market. 


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IICRC to Develop S200 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection

The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months.
June 30, 2014

The IICRC has announced the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection, according to a press release. 


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2014 June/July

The June/July issue of ICS features stories on add-on services, carpet repair, cleaning silk rugs and ranking websites on Google.

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