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RIA Links Contractors & Vendors Following Hurricane Sandy

Rockville, MDÂ- - RIA is publishing a special Hurricane Sandy-focused edition of NewsBreak on Tuesday, 11/6 (instead of Monday) in an effort to link restoration contractors who need personnel and equipment in the areas impacted by Sandy with companies who have manpower and resources they can share. Listings will be accepted in four categories: •Ã‚ Personnel Needed - listings...

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

During the 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, RIA presented Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. ACR, Inc. of Wheeling, IL, received awardÂ- for their efforts involving a gymnasium floor that was flooded and was able to be dried out instead of requiring total replacement. Sharp & Robbins Construction of Memphis, TN, received award for rebuilding a...

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Ashley Easterby of Network Restorers wins Martin L. King Award.

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) presented Ashley Easterby with Martin L. King Award for his multiple achievements. These include creatingÂ- strong network by convincing restorers in Australian market they would mutually benefit by working together, establishing Internet-based job management system, expanding service offerings to include TPA that administers...

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RIA Announces Winner of 2014 Golden Quill award.

At 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) awarded 2014 Golden Quill award to Chuck Violand of Violand Management Associates for his 2-part article, Overcoming Stage II Stall." In response, Violand said he was "truly honored" and that he appreciated the award as well as "the opportunity to help build strong, successful businesses in our industry."...

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Announcement by RIA names 2014 Officers and Board of Directors.

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) introduced its executive committee and board of directors at 69th Annual RIA Convention and Industry Expo. Executive committee includes President Scott Stamper, 1st VP Chuck Violand, VP Mark Springer, Secretary Jack White, Treasurer Larry Holder, and Immediate Past President Samuel J. Bergman. Duncan Bennett, Michael Goldberg, Scott Jones, Bill Loveland,...

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RIA Announces Details, Keynote Speakers for 2014 convention.

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will hold International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo in Orlando, FLÂ- from April 9–11, 2014. Opening keynote address – overview of property insurance industry that will address what matters most to insurers as well as identify metrics and measurements they follow – will be delivered by Chip Lackey on April...

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RIA releases asbestos fact sheets.

Developed by RIA's Environmental Council,Â- fact sheets educate and protect restoration contractors from the dangers of mishandling asbestos-containing materials. Comprehensive version addresses materials, health issues, regulations, classes of asbestos work, hazard communication, training, control measures, and resources, while abridged version covers health issues, regulations, and some...

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Judge Rules on RIA vs. ThermaPure, TPE Associates, Hedman.

In January 2013, Restoration Industry Association (RIA) filed suit in U.S. District Court against David Hedman and ThermaPure to invalidateÂ- patents held by ThermaPure, TPE Associates, and Hedman. Defendants argued that since they had never sought to enforce those other patents and there is no indication at this time that they have attempted to enforce them, those counts should be...

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RIA announces 2013 officers and board.

During the 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo in Las Vegas, RIA introduced its executive committee and board of directors. Executive committee includes Samuel J. Bergman as President, Scott Stamper as 1st Vice President, Chuck Violand as Vice President, Jonathan Miko as Secretary, Michael Goldberg as Treasurer, and Frank L. Headen as Immediate Past President.

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RIA recognizes Phoenix Award winners.

At the recent Leadership Summit & Industry Expo in Las Vegas, Kelmann Restoration received the Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration, whileÂ- Platinum Restoration received the Phoenix Award for Innovation in Reconstruction. Kelmann was recognized for its innovative work following the restoration of the St. Alphonsus Parish and School after a fire. Platinum...

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RIA announces 2013 Golden Quill award winner.

During its recent Leadership Summit and Industry Expo, RIA honored Tracy Bachtell of Paul Davis RestorationÂ- with its 2013 Golden Quill award. Eligible articles are reviewed by panel of judges who select winning article based on degree of usefulness of information to readers; composition and clarity of article; and style or personality conveyed by author. Only articles written by RIA...

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