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HFI Salutes the National Park Service’s Sustainability, Green Cleaning
BOISE, ID -- The Healthy Facilities Institute, whose mission is to help facilities create physically and fiscally healthy environments, congratulates the National Park Service in its Centennial year for achievements of the past 100 years, and its transition to the next 100 years of stewardship, sustainability, and green cleaning. Read More...

Tustin Center Recertified to LEED-EBOM Gold
TUSTIN, CA -- Tustin Executive Center, a 95,756-square-foot, mixed-use building, has achieved LEED Gold recertification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v2009 standard for Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings rating system. Read More...

Cambium BCS Seeks Growth in Oklahoma via Acquisition
PLANO, TEXAS -- Looking for growth in new markets, Cambium Building & Construction Services, a portable restroom and sanitation services provider that serves the residential and commercial construction markets, as well as municipalities and special event venues across Dallas-Fort Worth, has acquired Chem-Can Services. Read More...

Flu and Winter Germ Prevention Tips for Cleaning Pros
OAKLAND, CA -- Promoting safe and healthy work environments are not only important for preserving public health, but it also helps businesses protect their bottom lines. Read More...

ICC Helping Saudis Update Building Code
WASHINGTON -- Reflecting 20 years of collaboration, the International Code Council is supporting efforts to update the Saudi Building Code, utilizing current provisions of the 2015 International Codes, including the International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, and others in the I-Code family. Read More...

AHRI Supports Perry to Head Department of Energy
ARLINGTON, VA -- The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has issued a letter to every United States Senator in support of Gov. Rick Perry's nomination to be the next Secretary of Energy. Read More...

ABM’s TEGG Franchise Network Expands in Central Mexico
CANONSBURG, PA -- TEGG, a provider of electrical maintenance services, has announced that Electro Ramsa, S.A. de C.V., an electrical contractor, has signed an agreement to join its franchise network, a brand of the ABM Franchising Group. Read More...

Afflink Hires Three with Emphasis on Driving Revenue
TUSCALOOSA, AL -- AFFLINK, a supply-chain services provider and creator of the ELEVATE process, has added three industry veterans to its field-selling organization, effective January 3, 2017. Read More...

Tennant General Counsel Wilson Set to Retire
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tennant Company, a manufacturer of cleaning equipment and technologies, has announced that Heidi Wilson, senior VP and general counsel of Tennant Company, will retire in July. Read More...

ISSA Names Manager for Oceania
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- In its commitment to the Australian market, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has named Kim Taranto as its new Oceania Manager. Read More...

Industry News
Technical Experience Helps
New and Used Carpet Odor Removal

Nobody likes new carpet smell, so the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, a carpet cleaning standards developer, offers the following for those dealing with new or old, carpet odors.

New carpet odor comes from a reaction between styrene and butadiene, the components of synthetic latex or styrenebutadiene latex (SBL). There is no natural latex used in carpet today; therefore, there are none of the latex proteins that cause allergic reactions in sensitive people, as might be the case with latex gloves.

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