March 2016 FYI: Industry news and updates


IICRC News and Updates

IICRCIICRC’s Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection will host a first-of-its-kind Restoration Technical Conference & Symposium, jointly sponsored by the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) on April 10-11 in Atlanta.
The conference will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The conference will feature cutting-edge presentations from leading scientists based on original research and reviews of existing research. There will be lively panel presentations and discussions about the new S500 and S520 standards and the CIRI Clean Standard, as well as a preview of a new fire/smoke standard.
As a special bonus, IICRC-approved instructors and schools will receive a discount on registration.
For registration information and a list of confirmed speakers and presentations and other news and updates on the event, visit the Technical Conference website at iicrc-technical-conference.
For questions, please contact Carole Onweller at [email protected] or John Downey at [email protected].
— Submitted by Pete Duncanson

 The Experience heads to Atlanta

ATLANTA — THE EXPERIENCE™ Conference & Exhibition is set for April 19-21 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel.

There is a pre-conference floor covering industry tour on Monday, April 18. This includes a trip to Dalton, GA, to tour Shaw Industries’ Residential Carpet Mills, Shaw Technical Services and J&J Commercial Carpet Mills. Preregistration is required, and space is limited.

The Experience event features classroom education plus live, handson demonstrations by the industry’s best. This conference features: Dr. Gene Cole, Robert Allen, III, Scott Mims, Michelle Prince, Mike Paillio-tet, Bruce DeLoatch, Jim Pemberton, Rachel Adams, Chuck Boutall, Beth Berry, Ruth Travis, Lew Migliore, Jeff Bishop, Jeff Cross, Sonny Ahuja, Bob Merkt and more Exhibition hours:

  • Tuesday, April 19: 4-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 20: 1:30- 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21: 12-3 p.m. Visit or call (888) 881-1001, extension 12, to sign up.

Restoration Strategies plans May event

CHICAGO — Restoration Strategies, a marketing and management workshop for disaster restoration contractors, will hold its next session, May 12-13, in Chicago.

The two-day event is strictly for restoration contractors. The goal is to help business owners or managers get more jobs, work with insurance adjusters and agents, implement an insurance marketing plan to increase profits and learn specific online strategies to get the attention of both the insurance industry and customers.

To sign up, visit www.TotallyBookedUniversity. com or call (740) 973-4236.

The IICRC welcomes new president

LAS VEGAS — News comes from the IICRC naming Richard Greene the organization’s new president.

Greene has more than 20 years of executive management experience leading local, state and national trade associations. Prior to joining the IICRC, Greene served as theCEO of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).

Greene earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Greene earned his MBA from Utah State University.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Institute,” Greene said. “The IICRC is a solid organization with the ability to lift the industry into the future, ultimately providing consumers with the best possible services. I am very much looking forward to our success together.”

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